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Diagnosing obstructive shock: Echocardiography is the third eye of a vigilant intensivist

Supradip Ghosh

Keywords : Atrial mass, echocardiography, obstructive shock

Citation Information : Ghosh S. Diagnosing obstructive shock: Echocardiography is the third eye of a vigilant intensivist. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (9):542-544.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.190376

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Training in echocardiography is essential for an intensivist. We present a rapidly fatal case of obstructive shock where a vigilant intensivist could diagnose left atrial mass obstructing the mitral inflow as the etiology of shock.

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