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Written by Patrice McKay, RDCS - Guest Writer

Gerbode’s Defect in Echocardiography

We love to hear from our readers and have them share interesting case studies with us.  This week Patrice McKay, will share her story of an interesting find while in the ER.  Patrice is featured in this week’s sonographer spotlight.  Please check it out and learn about her inspiring journey...
Gerbode’s Defect in Echocardiography
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Sonographer Spotlight: Patrice McKay

This week's guest writer is Patrice McKay. Check out her article on Gerbode's Defect in Echocardiography. As always, we would like for you to learn more about our guest writer. The story of her journey into the world of echocardiography is inspiring and full of the kindness of others. Many...
Sonographer Spotlight:  Patrice McKay
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

5 Steps to Identify Diastolic Dysfunction in Echo

Last week we reviewed some common errors found when measuring diastolic function. This week we will review 5 steps to identify diastolic dysfunction in echo. Since the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission mandates both the assessment and reporting of diastolic function for echo...
5 Steps to Identify Diastolic Dysfunction in Echo
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Avoid These Diastology Measurement Errors

Now that diastology is a mandated part of the scanning protocol for all of our accreditation clients, we are starting to see more diastology measurement errors. We thought that sharing these errors may help others to avoid them. This week, we will review correct tissue Doppler measurement...
Avoid These Diastology Measurement Errors
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Prosthetic Aortic Valve Stenosis

We recently reviewed a case during a local hospital quality improvement meeting that required us to assess whether or not there was prosthetic aortic valve stenosis.  It was interesting to touch up on the key parameters that should be assessed.  This week we will review the key points...
Prosthetic Aortic Valve Stenosis

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