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4 Errors to Avoid when Measuring Aortic Valve Velocity

Evaluating the aortic valve is a routine part of an echocardiogram. There are many methods we use to determine the structure and function of the valve, including 2D, color Doppler and a combination of pulsed & continuous-wave Doppler. With short examination times being a common challenge, it...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Back to the Basics: Aortic Valve Anatomy

We evaluate the aortic valve for pathology on every patient we scan. It's easy to forget the basic concept of anatomy and the functions each part of the valve plays in opening & closing of the leaflets. This blog is going to be a refresher and cover the basic anatomy of the aortic...
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...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Regurgitation Case Study!

Last week we walked through a case study demonstration, using the ASE's chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) algorithm. This week, we have another case study to present-- let's see how you quantify the severity of MR! Chronic MR Algorithm Chart: Patient History: 60 year old female presented for...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Regurgitation Case Study Demonstration!

Our blog last week discussed the algorithm for determining the severity of chronic mitral regurgitation, provided by the ASE! If you missed it, you can find it here! Let's use this information and work through a case study together! Patient History A 50 year old male admitted to hospital for...

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