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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

3 Essential Color Doppler Measurements for MR

We started our mitral regurgitation (MR) blog series to provide our readers a clear & easy understanding of the basics to evaluating the mitral valve structure when MR is present. If you need refreshing or missed the blogs, you can find them here: Mitral Valve Anatomy: Name 5...
3 Essential Color Doppler Measurements for MR
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS & Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE

7 Factors that Influence Color Doppler Appearance

We started our mitral regurgitation (MR) blog series with the intention to provide our readers a clear & easy understanding of the basics to evaluating the mitral valve structure when MR is present. Starting next week, we are now going to move on to the suggested methods to qualifying &...
7 Factors that Influence Color Doppler Appearance
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:...
FYI: Temporal Variation & Blood Pressure Matters for MR!
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...
Secondary MR: Evaluating Mitral Valve Tethering
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...
Essential Steps to Evaluating MR Etiologies

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