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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Contrast Echo: New LV Size Cut-Offs

ASE recently released a new guideline paper for contrast echo.  First you will notice by the title of the paper that ASE is now using Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents (UEA), or ‘enhanced echo’ to replace the confusing term “contrast” echo.  Thank goodness…no more stories from patients about...
Contrast Echo: New LV Size Cut-Offs
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

What the Heck is the Cut-Off Value for RVSP?!

Us clinicians commonly ask the same popular question in our field, "What is the cut-off ranges for pulmonary hypertension?!" We want to help better understand the basics of determining the presence of pulmonary hypertension with echocardiography. First let's start with one important key item to...
What the Heck is the Cut-Off Value for RVSP?!
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE

How to Calculate Echo Reference Ranges

We are frequently asked how to calculate abnormal cut-off values for echo measurements based on the standard deviation displayed on the different guideline papers.  How do we use standard deviation to calculate normal reference ranges? This week we will demonstrate how to interpret the echo...
How to Calculate Echo Reference Ranges
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Sonographer’s Standpoint on the ACC.18!

ACC.18 The American College of Cardiology (ACC) hosts their 3-day Scientific Sessions (ACC.18) conference annually. This year, the ACC.18 was held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center! This event brings in around 18,000 cardiovascular professionals around the WORLD!...
Sonographer’s Standpoint on the ACC.18!
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Helpful Tips to Mastering the Pedoff Probe!

Before harmonic imaging, our imaging transducers had major limitations when it came to obtaining high velocity gradients with continuous-waved (CW) Doppler. Two of the main restrictions included the ultrasound frequency (no ability to drop down to a lower frequency) and the large footprint of the...
Helpful Tips to Mastering the Pedoff Probe!

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