Table 2

Main HCU diagnoses by family doctors at point-of-care and remote expert interpretations

Family doctor diagnosisTotal
 Not evaluableNormalMild diseaseAA dilationPer effusionLVH*AS*AR*MR*MS*HCMLVD dysf
Remote expert diagnosisNot evaluable1416510037354012115
Normal2141930092032012264
Mild disease51074215281441210149638
AA dilation003140000000017
Per effusion0010300000004
LVH*16500902143012124
AS*0015004280310556
AR*01200015010111
MR*006012202111236
MS*0000111005008
HCM0020030000409
LVD dysf018001002301530
Total222726081971215713503061081312
  • Mild disease includes cases with mild abnormalities in diseases with severity quantification. Below dashed line, variables were considered to be significant findings by expert echocardiographer. Agreement on diagnosis of the main significant finding between family doctors and remote experts is shown in bold.

  • *Moderate–severe lesion.

  • AA, aortic root or proximal ascending aorta; AR, aortic regurgitation; AS, aortic stenosis; HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; HCU, hand-held cardiac ultrasound; LVD dysf, left ventricular dysfunction; LVH, left ventricle hypertrophy; MR, mitral regurgitation; MS, mitral stenosis; Per, pericardial.