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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
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

60/60 Sign in Echocardiography

60/60 Echo Sign Last month we presented Echo in Pulmonary Embolism.  One of the echo findings associated with acute pulmonary embolism is the echo 60/60 sign.  What is the echo 60/60 sign?  This week we will learn the features of the 60/60 sign in echocardiography and its...
60/60 Sign in Echocardiography
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

TAPSE as a Prognostic Tool in Pulmonary Embolism

Last week we posted an article on acute pulmonary embolism in echocardiography. In that post we discussed how echo is good for ruling-in pulmonary embolism but not for ruling-out a pulmonary embolism. After diagnosing a pulmonary embolism what is the role of echo? Many studies have...
TAPSE as a Prognostic Tool in Pulmonary Embolism

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