Functional Assessment using Doppler:

 

 

 

While there are a wide range of scenarios in which functional echo may be useful, we would argue that the 3 key assessments are:

 

PDA

 

 

PPHN

 

 

Filling, Contractility and Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Functional Assessments

 

Assessment of PDA
Whatever your views on treatment of PDAs, make sure they are properly assessed

 

Assessment of PPHN 
Hugely useful to direct care, but if in doubt refer to cardiology!

 

Filling, Contractility and Flow 
How to assess global function and perhaps direct fluid resuscitation and inotrope use

 

 


 

 

 

 

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