Assessing cardiac function in the perioperative patient

Go Beyond the Block: Improve patient management using POCUS for anesthesiologists

Not familiar with the Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echo (FATE) exam? It’s used by Acute Care physicians all the time, but its use in perioperative anesthetics is relatively new.

Why would you, as an anesthesiologist, perform a FATE exam on a perioperative patient? A FATE exam can help you:

  • Identify irregular cardiac activity or unknown cardiopulmonary pathology
  • Diagnose pericardial effusion or tamponade
  • Estimate left ventricular function
  • Hemodynamic monitoring and volume assessment

Adding the FATE protocol to your perioperative routine can help diagnose and prevent serious cardiac events in the perioperative patient. Reduced complications can help streamline patient care and improve post-op outcomes.

Want to learn how to perform a FATE exam? Download your FATE Quick Guide.

Learn how to perform a FATE exam.

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