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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

Finally… Mitral Valve Orientation Explained!

Last week, we covered the basic anatomy of the mitral apparatus. We reviewed in detail, the various structures and their function.  As we continue with our mitral regurgitation blog series, we want to touch next on, specific imaging windows to evaluate the mitral valve.  Remember, when we examine...
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

RIMP to assess RV Function – What is RIMP?

In the past few weeks, we have reviewed different quantitative methods for evaluating the right ventricular function with echocardiography to include: TAPSE S’ Wave FAC This week we will review how to use the RIMP method to assess RV function.  You will learn 4 concepts regarding...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

5 Things to Know about Using Fractional Area Change (FAC) to Assess RV Function

Last week, we talked about two methods for quantifying the function of the RV (TAPSE & S’ Wave).   We selected these methods to explain first due to ease, reproducibility and established prognostic value.  As some of our readers pointed out and as we discussed the TAPSE and S' Wave methods...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

8 Tips to Correct RV Function Assessment with TAPSE & S’ Wave

We dedicated the month of April to learning about ways to implement right heart quantification into our routine exams.  This month, we are going to continue that journey and discuss ways to evaluate the function of the right heart! “RV systolic function should be assessed by at least one or...

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