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Table 3 Echocardiographic findings in study population

From: Validity of a 5-minute focused echocardiography with A-F mnemonic performed by non-echocardiographers in the management of patients with acute chest pain

Echocardiographic mnemonic Findings Value
A (aorta) Aortic dilatation, n (%) 62 (4,73)
Aortic dissection, n (%) 5 (0,38)
B (both ventricles) Right ventricular dilatation, n (%) 46 (3,51)
Right ventricular overload, n (%) 20 (1,52)
C (contractility) Regional wall motion disturbances, n (%) 921 (70,19)
LVEF (%) 46,569 ± 13,41
LVEF ≤ 30%, n (%) 199 (15,17)
D (dimensions) Abnormal heart dimensions, n (%) 325 (24,77)
Left ventricular dilatation, n (%) 71 (5,41)
Left ventricular hypertrophy, n (%) 145 (11,05)
Left and right atrial dilatation, n (%) 104 (7,97)
Right ventricular dilatation, n (%) 54 (4,12)
E (effusion) Pericardial or pleural effusion, n (%) 61 (4,65)
Pericardial effusion, n (%) 48 (3,66)
Cardiac tamponade, n (%) 3 (0,23%)
Pleural effusion, n (%) 18 (1,37)
F (further abnormalities) Further abnormalities, n (%) 242 (18,45)
Mitral valve abnormalities, n (%) 126 (9,60)
Aortic valve abnormalities, n (%) 77 (5,87)
Other, n (%) 78 (5,95)
A + B + E + F Any abnormality 319 (24,31)
Normal study No abnormalities 74 (5,64)
  1. LVEF-left ventricular ejection fraction.