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Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE

2017 Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, we would like to thank all of our readers and clients for another successful year at CardioServ.  We started the year off with goals to: Write more Walk more Share more Inspire more Volunteer more Connect more Let’s see how we did as we look...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo Accreditation Standard Updates

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission updated the standards and guidelines for Adult Echo accreditation  in July 2017 with a December 1, 2017 effective date.  The main changes to the adult echo standards is the mandate (versus option) to evaluate diastolic function on all studies, and to...
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE

2017 Inspiring Excellence in Imaging Winner

Inspiring Excellence in Imaging Award This year for Ultrasound Awareness Month, we asked you all to recognize yourself or a fellow sonographer or physician by submitting a story about a time you saved a day or made a difference. Here at CardioServ, we believe that each and every sonographer is...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Understanding the Basics: Evaluating Diastolic Function

Diastolic function is a complex process that simply refers to how well the heart performs during diastole, as blood is suctioned from the left atrium (LA) towards the apex of left ventricle (LV) at a low-pressure filling state. When the heart is unable to fill properly, filling pressures increase...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Understanding the Basics: Pathophysiology of Diastole

Over the past weeks, we have gone back to the basics to have a good understanding of what occurs during diastole in order to properly evaluate diastolic function. If you've missed our prior blogs, you can find them here: Understanding Diastole Physiology of Diastole Our goal by the end...

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