HEART: mnemonic POCUS for Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

H for hypovolemia (PSLA for chamber & subcostal for IVC)

E for ejection (PSLA for FS & EPSS or Apical 4 for MAPSE & TAPSE)

A for aorta (PSLA for aortic root & descending aorta then abdominal aorta)

R for right chamber (Apical 4 for RV/LV or PSSA for D sign)

T for tamponade (PSLA & Subcostal 4 for effusion & subcostal 4 for IVC)

The “5Es” protocol for Emergency physician-performed Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (Hall et al. Acad Emerg Med 2015;22:583-593)

Effusion 
Ejection
Equality
Exit 
Entrance

 

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