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Basic FATE (Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography)
27 April 2012 (online)
FATE is the original focused echo protocol practiced since 1989. FATE is easily and quickly learned and can be applied in all clinical scenarios e.g.: pre-, per-, and postoperative, intensive care medicine, emergencies, resuscitation, ambulances, inflight - no limitations, ect. FATE can be performed even with the patient in the sitting position. FATE also encounters a quick guidance to interpret the echocardiographic findings and to put it into the clinical context.