Traditionally, the Focused Assessment of Thoracic Echocardiography (FATE) exam was performed by acute care physicians, but is starting to become more prevalent in perioperative anesthesia.

How can the FATE exam assist with a perioperative patient?

  • Identify irregular cardiac activity or unknown cardiopulmonary pathology1
  • Diagnose pericardial effusion or tamponade2
  • Estimate left ventricular function3
  • Perform hemodynamic and volume assessments4

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

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1 Arntfield R, Millington S. Point-of-Care Cardiac Ultrasound Applications in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit - A Review. 2012 May; 8(2): 98–108. Accessed February 22, 2018
2 Emergency department point-of-care ultrasonography improves time to pericardiocentesis for clinically significant effusions. Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine. 2017 Sep 30;4(3):128-132. > Accessed February 23, 2018.
3 Cowie BS. Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography in the Perioperative Period. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2010 Sep;38(5):823-36. Accessed February 26, 2018.
4 Jorgensen MR, Juhl-Olsen, et. al. Transthoracic Echocardiography in the Perioperative Setting. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 2016 Feb;29(1):46-54 Accessed February, 26, 2018.

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