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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

FYI: Temporal Variation & Blood Pressure Matters for MR!

Let's talk about some basic hemodynamics that take affect when evaluating mitral regurgitation (MR). We previously broke down the step by step process the heart encounters when dealing with acute & chronic MR. If you've missed or need refreshed on our previous blogs, you can find them here:...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Secondary MR: Evaluating Mitral Valve Tethering

Last week we discussed clear & easy tips on how to evaluate different abnormalities of the mitral valve (MV) for primary MR. We also explained the Carpentier's Classification concept and how it's applied to various etiologies of the MV. If you need to refresh or missed our past blogs, you can...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Essential Steps to Evaluating MR Etiologies

The ASE recently released their new 2017 valvular regurgitation updated guidelines back in April. The paper details the difference between primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) and outlines proper evaluation methods for the most common pathologies seen.  The past couple of weeks, we...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What’s wrong with this image? Venous Reflux

As we continue our efforts to inspire excellence in imaging, this week we will feature another What's Wrong with this Image blog.  You can check out our previous vascular blogs from this series: Carotid Long Axis CCA Carotid ICA Prox As consultants, we review many vascular images, as...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Ultimate Guide to Acute vs. Chronic MR

As we  continue our blog journey on the topic of mitral regurgitation, we hope you have been able to review our prior educational posts! If not, no worries-- you can find them here! Mitral Valve Anatomy: Name 5 Components! Finally...Mitral Valve Orientation Explained! Smart Strategies...

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