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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

10 Tips for Correct RA Size Quantification

We have been discussing the importance of evaluating the right heart over the past few blogs this month. The ASE updated the chamber quantification guidelines that provided us with the correct methods to measuring size and function of the right ventricle (RV) and atrium (RA). This week, we are...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS and Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

7 Tips to Implementing RV Size Quantification

We recently reviewed basic right heart anatomy and outlined the ASE updated recommendations for quantifying right heart size and function.  For the 2nd part of our Right Heart blog series, we are going to discuss proper measurements for size evaluation of the right ventricle (RV). Imaging...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Calculating LVM via 2D Truncated Ellipsoid Method

In earlier blogs we discussed calculating the left ventricular mass (LVM) via the 2D Linear Cubed Method with assumes an ellipse shape with a major/minor axis ratio of 2:1.  We received a follow up question from a reader:  “Can you please provide the reference for NOT using cube method...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Should LV Mass be indexed with Height or BSA?

We recently posted a 2-part blog series on how to calculate LV Mass (LVM) and one of our readers provided some great feedback regarding the impact of height on LVM.  We thought this reader’s comment was worth sharing and answering. Reader:  Using body surface area to normalize LVM will...
Written by Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Introduction to Right Heart Assessment

CardioServ is dedicating the month of April to right heart quantification awareness!  This month we will present a series of blogs to review the proper methods to quantify right ventricular size and function. The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the step-child of the heart with...

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