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Table 1 SIMPLE approach for evaluation of key elements during focused cardiac ultrasound sound (FoCUS) in shock patients

From: Make it SIMPLE: enhanced shock management by focused cardiac ultrasound

SIMPLE approach in focused cardiac ultrasound
S Chamber size and shape, particularly LV and RV size
I IVC size and collapsibility
IVS movement
Intimal flaps inside the aorta, suggestive of aortic dissection
M Mass in the heart chambers (commonly intramural clots and atrial myxoma)
Myocardium (motion and thickness)
P Pericardial effusion
Pleural effusion
L Left ventricular systolic function
E Abdominal aorta in the epigastrium