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Table 3 Diagnostic modality, time-to-diagnosis, and time-to-intervention (non-procedure related n = 263)

From: The role of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion: a single academic center retrospective study

Initial diagnostic modality (n) Time-to-diagnosis in hours (n) Time-to-pericardiocentesis in hours (n)
Departmental ECHO (93) 45.1(35) 49.0 (67)
POCUS (61) 5.9 (47) 28.1 (55)
Othera (53) 12.0 (30) 56.1 (45)
Not available (56)
  1. aOther imaging includes CT (n = 49), abdominal ultrasound (n = 1), cardiac MRI (n = 1), and ventilation/perfusion (VQ) scan (n = 1), intraoperative transesophageal ECHO (n = 1)