Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Identify Congenital Heart Disease in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Mar;34(3):223-225. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001436.


The first presentation of congenital heart disease can be a diagnostic challenge in the emergency department. We report on 2 cases where point-of-care ultrasound identified gross cardiac abnormalities in 2 children and expedited disposition and downstream care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • Ultrasonography / methods*