oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE): South Africa, 2011 : refresher course

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Erik Sloth from Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark, proposed Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) in 2004. In 2010, there was a revision of the FATE protocol to include an extended FATE examination (extended views) by his group. FATE is a rapid and systematic protocol for cardiopulmonary screening and monitoring. Many other models and protocols have been described.

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