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    Ultrasound in the fight against COVID-19

    Ultrasound is more valuable than ever with its expanding role in the fight against COVID-19. Philips provides a wide range of ultrasound systems to assess and manage COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications.

    Ultrasound education and resources

    Dr. Roberto Lang cardiac ultrasound series

    Videos

    Dr. Sara Nikravan’s lung ultrasound series

    Videos

    Additional Philips ultrasound education opportunities

    Resources

    Contact your Philips Ultrasound clinical service specialist or representative:
    ultrasound.clinedu@philips.com ​

    General requests +1-800-229-6417/Lumify specific requests +1-844-695-8643.

    Considerations for emergency and critical care physicians

    Ultrasound can be used as a tool to identify findings consistent with COIVD-19, assess the severity of the disease and help monitor and manage patients by enabling quick and accurate assessments of cardiac and pulmonary status.
    Lung ultrasound findings in COVID-19 patients can include:
    • Thickening and/or irregularities in the pleural line
    • B-lines
    • Sub-pleural consolidations
    Focused cardiac ultrasound exams in COVID-19 patients can help identify:
    • Left ventricular size and function
    • Right ventricular size and function
    • Presence of pericardial effusion and evidence of tamponade
    • Assessment of IVC for volume status to guide fluid management

    Considerations for cardiologists and sonographers

    Philips Ultrasound is working with cardiologists and sonographers to help identify and share best practices for cardiac exams. Clinicians' feedback to Philips has emphasized consideration for safety while imaging, capture of the most relevant images and data, and effective follow-up analysis.
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    Areas of focus
    While the extent of cardiac damage due to COVID-19 is far from completely understood, cardiologists have highlighted symptoms and complications of pneumonia as key areas of potential focus, especially myocarditis, pulmonary embolism, and potential for acute myocardial infarction.
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    Acquisition focus
    According to the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) recommendations, to monitor disease progression and hemodynamic of patients with COVID-19, echocardiography should obtain the following cardiac parameters: Left heart function, right heart function, cardiac hemodynamics and signs of pericardial effusion. Assessment of right heart function is important because of the potential for short-term lung diseases or acute myocarditis, potentially resulting in pulmonary hypertension and acute right heart failure.
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    Safety
    Precautions for both caregiver and patient safety are of highest priority. Clinicians have emphasized use of proper PPE, criteria for use of the TEE and minimization of exam time as especially critical. We recommend carefully pre-planning the exam and applying protocols and techniques such as 3D that reduce the need for multiple acquisitions and changing of the transducer positioning. To the extent possible, measurements should be made on a separate workstation, or after the patient has left the exam room.
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    Follow up
    Caregivers should also consider needs for monitoring and follow up exams of COVID-19 patients. Application of techniques and measurements that are consistent and reproducible will aid in comparisons. Some cardiologists have also recommended identification or tagging of patients as COVID-19 in the patient record to help them with future retrieval and analysis.

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    COVID-19 webinars and events

    Experience from the frontline: Clinical and operational considerations in an echo department during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
    POCUS in the ED for COVID-19 with Dr. Rachel Liu
    Lung Ultrasound Part 1 with Martin Altersberger MD, Thomas Binder MD, FESC
    Lung Ultrasound Part 2 with Martin Altersberger MD, Thomas Binder MD, FESC
    Lung Ultrasound Webinar and Q/A with Dr. Sara Nikravan
    Evolving cardiac dynamics with COVID-19 patients: Experiences from US and Europe
    Infection control in the Emergency Department for COVID-19 with Dr. Arun Nagdev
    ASE Statement on Protection of Patients and Echocardiography Service Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Nuts and Bolts of Point-of-Care Echo: the 5E’s in COVID-19
    Echocardiographic approach for assessment of patients with suspected myocarditis

    Philips Ultrasound is your ally in the fight against COVID-19


    (Please note, not all products are available in all geographies. Please check with your Philips representative for complete portfolio availability.)
    With systems that are easily cleaned and provide high-quality imaging, Philips Ultrasound technology helps clinicians provide timely and reliable assessment and management of lung and cardiac conditions in COVID-19 patients.
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      Affiniti 70

      The Affiniti 70 ultrasound system offers a powerful combination of performance and workflow for quick, confident diagnosis.

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      EPIQ Elite  

      Philips EPIQ Elite ultrasound features an exceptional level of clinical performance, workflow, and advanced intelligence to meet the challenges of today’s most demanding practices. The EPIQ Elite platform brings ultimate solutions to ultrasound, with clinically tailored tools designed to elevate diagnostic confidence to new levels.

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      EPIQ CVx

      The EPIQ CVx is a dedicated cardiac ultrasound solution which brings significant advancements in functionality. This helps you deliver better care through higher processing power, exceptional imaging with more clarity & sharpness, improved exam efficiencies, and new robust & reproducible AIUS quantification.

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      InnoSight  

      Philips InnoSight ultrasound system allows you to scan patients in more of the clinical places you deliver care. The compact and highly portable InnoSight ultrasound system, with its innovative ergonomic design and clinical versatility, allows you to bring ultrasound to patients, whether in the office, clinic, or hospital.

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      Lumify  

      A breakthrough in point-of-care imaging. Philips Lumify combines transducers and an ultrasound app to bring diagnostic capabilities to your compatible smart phone and tablet. Acquire critical clinical data quickly and easily in more POC scenarios: emergency medicine, critical care, bedside, and office practice.

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      CX50 POC

      You no longer have to trade performance for portability. The Philips CX50 POC system combines excellent image quality with a small, lightweight, and highly maneuverable cart, making it easy to bring premium performance ultrasound to the bedside.

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      Sparq  

      Philips Sparq ultrasound system makes scanning and interpreting quality ultrasound images in the ICU simple, so you can work fast and with ease, giving you more time to focus on your patients.

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