The impact on cardiac diagnosis and mortality of focused transthoracic echocardiography in hip fracture surgery patients with increased risk of cardiac disease: a retrospective cohort study
DJ Canty, CF Royse, D Kilpatrick, A Bowyer, AG Royse
Anaesthesia | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012
We are grateful for the assistance of a number of staff at the Royal Melbourne and Hobart hospitals, including Mrs Zelda Williams, Ms Jenny Pang, Ms Susan Kelly and Mr Rodney Jansen, who performed screening and recruitment of subjects and data collection and entry. We also thank Dr. David Andrews, Dr. Paul Soeding and Dr. Andrew McCormick who assisted in performance of echocardiography. Statistical advice was given by Dr. Sandy Clarke from The University of Melbourne. This study was funded by a scholarship grant provided by Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.