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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Is Contrast Echo Safe for the Critically Ill Patient?

"Isn't there a black box warning for contrast?" "I don't feel comfortable giving contrast to my ICU patient" "The patient has acute coronary syndrome, I don' think you should give contrast"  These are just a few of the responses you may face from an ICU nurse or critical care staff in response to...
Is Contrast Echo Safe for the Critically Ill Patient?
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What is Chagas Disease?

Earlier this year the American Society released a new guideline paper on Chagas Disease with recommendations for cardiac imaging.  What the heck is Chagas Disease?!  Then after never hearing of Chagas Disease in relation to cardiology it suddenly began to pop up in more and more articles and...
What is Chagas Disease?
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Educator Spotlight: Matthew Cox, BS, RDCS

This week we would like to introduce you to Matthew Cox, BS, RDCS.  Matthew will be presenting an interesting echo case study with an unusual diagnosis, be sure to check out the case study here! Matthew Cox:  Non-Traditional Journey into Echocardigraphy Matthew is a cardiac sonographer that...
Educator Spotlight:  Matthew Cox, BS, RDCS
Written by Matthew Cox, BS, RDCS

Echo Case Study: What’s That on the Mitral Valve? Name that Pathology!

As a community committed to inspiring excellence in imaging we thought it would be useful to share some interesting echo case studies so that we can all learn together.  Please reach out to us with any interesting studies that you would like to share!  Matthew Cox, BS, RDCS from OSF Heathcare in...
Echo Case Study:  What’s That on the Mitral Valve? Name that Pathology!
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What the Clip! MitraClip Echo Symposium Highlights

This month we held an Echo Symposium that was focused on the MitraClip procedure.  The conference, What the Clip! was a half day symposium that covered the essentials of understanding degenerative mitral valve regurgitation and how to perform the required echo and TEE views.  We held a mock valve...
What the Clip! MitraClip Echo Symposium Highlights

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