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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

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...
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...
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...

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