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Fig. 2 | Critical Ultrasound Journal

Fig. 2

From: Common pitfalls in point-of-care ultrasound: a practical guide for emergency and critical care physicians

Fig. 2

a Pericardial effusion versus ascites. Ascites (asterisks) is shown anterior to the heart in subcostal 4-chamber view. The falciform ligament (arrows) is depicted, confirming this effusion. LV left ventricle, AV aortic valve, RV right ventricle, RA right atrium. b Epicardial (asterisk) and mediastinal fat (white star), demonstrated in parasternal short-axis view, in systole; LV left ventricle, RV right ventricle, arrow pericardium

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