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How to make a presumptive diagnosis of cardiogenic shock?
Recent studies have demonstrated that emergency physicians using bedside ultrasonography can correctly identify cardiac wall motion abnormalities as well as cardiac index. This technology makes it easy for the emergency physician to identify patients with abnormal cardiac function.
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