Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Grading MR Severity with Echo

Do we still use Grade I - Grade IV? We recently received a question from one of our readers regarding grading MR severity with echo. The question was, "Are any labs still using stage I-IV for grading mitral regurgitation? I still see some reports using this grading system. Is there a...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo Accreditation Survey Results

Last month we held a 2-week survey to assess the attitudes and practices related to echo accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. 171 individuals from 36 different US states responded. We are still in the process of analyzing the data to better understand the echo...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Cardi-Universal – Echo Case Study Atlas!

This week, in our spotlight article, we featured one of our 2018 Mentor Award winners, Dr. Ahmed Said Saad. One of the reasons Dr. Said was noiminated is for his educational Facebook Group that includes an echo case study atlas! In addition, interesting case studies are uploaded regularily....
Written by Yvonne Prince ACS, RDCS, RVT, RDMS, FASE

Tips for Accurate Echo Measurements by Applying Geometric Concepts

Do you consider yourself naturally curious? If so, this article is definitely for you! If not… this blog topic will spark your interest! This week our guest writer Yvonne Prince is going to show you different ways to perform accurate echo measurements by applying geometric concepts to improve...
Written by Yvonne Prince ACS, RDCS, RVT, RDMS, FASE

2 Ways to Properly Assess TR Jets for Accurate RVSP Calculations

CardioServ has posted various blogs on the topics of Right Heart Quantification and RVSP, following ASE guidelines. If you missed them, you can find them here.   One of the biggest factors in determining the RVSP via echo is evaluating and measuring the tricuspid regurgitant (TR) Doppler jet. ...

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