A Study to Evaluate the Use of Bedside Echo for the Assessment of Right Ventricular Function in Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure and ARDS


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of a non-invasive bedside echocardiography to assess the effect of mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) on the function of the heart.



Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • For initial focused echocardiography (all must be yes )
    • ≥18 years of age
    • Is in ICU of MB6B/G at SMH or 10-3/10-4 at RMH
    • Meets the criteria of respiratory failure as above
  • For follow-up focused echocardiography (all must be yes )
    • Has undergone the initial focused echocardiography
    • Has had different modality of mechanical ventilation initiated and/or major changes were made to the current modality

Exclusion Criteria

  • For initial focused echocardiography (all must be no )
    • Hospitalized primarily for trauma
    • Underwent a thoracic surgical procedure within 48 hours of onset of dyspnea
    • Previously included in the study
    • Was transferred from an outside medical center for the treatment of respiratory failure ( the onset of the respiratory failure is not clear)
    • Has refused use of medical records for research purposes
    • Family members declined patient’s inclusion in the study

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cameron Long, M.D., M.S.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Alice Gallo De Moraes M.D.


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