Echocardiography for Critically Ill Patients

September 20, 2017

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains how echocardiography is used in critically ill patients.

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP, DACVECC, CEO of FASTVet.com, co-owner of Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, explains how echocardiography is used in critically ill patients.

Echocardiography is used in critically ill patients by using a standardized point-of-care format. Lisciandro says he teaches the thoracic FAST (TFAST) format to help veterinarians look at volume and contractility, right-sided heart problems, and left-sided heart problems more rapidly.