ECHO Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
Heart Failure Following Creation of an Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
© 2013, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 111–116, January 2014
How to Cite
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
- heart failure;
- cardiomyopathy dilated;
- Doppler echocardiography
Careful analysis of the Doppler profile, performance of maneuvers during image acquisition, and comparison of data with prior studies are basic tools that allow us to provide useful clinical information and improved diagnostic accuracy. Here, we discuss a patient in whom a thorough evaluation of the Doppler pattern at rest and during maneuvers and the identification of temporal changes in cardiac hemodynamics helped establish a diagnosis.