Rapid diagnosis of LVF in ED by non-invasive measurement of inotropy.
Inotropy (myocardial contractility) as a concept is well known to all clinicians but not as a discrete quantity. Depressed inotropy is an important feature of many ED presentations
Brendan E. Smith and Veronica M. Madigan, School of Biomedical Science, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia. Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bathurst Base Hospital, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.