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Table 2 Conditions, indications and global imaging qualities (graded by the expert) of “paired” extended basic critical care transthoracic echocardiograms

From: Can we improve transthoracic echocardiography training in non-cardiologist residents? Experience of two training programs in the intensive care unit

  Group I (136 CCEs) Group II (158 CCEs) p
Reason for ICU admission, n (%)    
 Medical 116 (85) 121 (77) 0.06
 Complicated surgery 20 (15) 37 (23)
Invasive mechanical ventilation, n (%) 65 (48) 65 (41) 0.25
Indication for CCE, n (%)    
 Acute respiratory failure 78 (57) 82 (52) 0.35
 Acute circulatory failure 53 (39) 66 (42) 0.63
 Acute lung injury/ARDS 43 (32) 35 (22) 0.07
 Pulmonary edema 24 (18) 25 (16) 0.68
 Combined acute circulatory and respiratory failures 21 (15) 28 (18) 0.60
 Exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure 12 (9) 13 (8) 0.86
 Suspected/diagnosed endocarditis 8 (6) 18 (11) 0.10
 Suspected/diagnosed pericarditis/myocarditis 6 (4) 10 (6) 0.50
 Acute coronary syndrome 6 (4) 10 (6) 0.47
 Suspected/diagnosed pulmonary embolism 5 (4) 6 (4) 0.96
 Acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease 0 10 (6) 0.003
 Post-cardiac arrest 1 (1) 7 (4) 0.07
 Weaning failure from ventilator 4 (3) 2 (1) 0.42
Global imaging quality of CCE, n (%)    
 High 82 (60) 92 (62) 0.90
 Moderate 30 (22) 31 (21)
 Low 21 (15) 26 (17)
 Unknown 3 (2) 9 (7)
  1. CCE critical care transthoracic echocardiography