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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

CardioServ Trivia: Echo case studies and tips

Did you know that we post CardioServ trivia regularly on Instagram and Facebook? Don't miss out! It's a fun way to test your echo knowledge! Whether through posts or videos there is always something new to learn. We have several trivia categories. What category would you like us to...
CardioServ Trivia: Echo case studies and tips
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, FASE, RDCS

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC): Anatomy and blood flow

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC) creates a connection from the SVC to the coronary sinus. It is something we do not routinely see on echo but is always a great catch when we do see it! This week we will review the subclavian anatomy and blood flow of a PLSVC. Persistent Left Superior...
Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC): Anatomy and blood flow
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

The surprising truth about Echo Accreditation

When you think of CardioServ, the first thing that often comes to mind is our blogs! We strive to inspire excellence in imaging, and a big part of that is through education. What you may not realize is that for the past 13 years, we have been helping clients across the nation earn the...
The surprising truth about Echo Accreditation
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

4 Things Needed To Rule Out a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

A Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) It is a slit-like defect resulting from an incomplete fusion of the foramen ovale within the atrial septum. 20-25% of the population have a PFO and echocardiography is often used to diagnosis it. This week we will review the 4 things needed to rule out a PFO during...
4 Things Needed To Rule Out a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What I Wish You Knew about Secondary MR and Vena Contracta Width (VCW)!

Vena Contracta Width (VCW) In last week's blog, we reviewed the correct way to measure the vena contracta width (VCW) This week we will review how MR mechanisms (primary v. secondary MR) affect the accuracy of MR vena contracta. Recap: Vena Contracta is the narrowest portion of the MR...
What I Wish You Knew about Secondary MR and Vena Contracta Width (VCW)!

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