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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!...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Regurgitation Case Study!

Last week we walked through a case study demonstration, using the ASE's chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) algorithm. This week, we have another case study to present-- let's see how you quantify the severity of MR! Chronic MR Algorithm Chart: Patient History: 60 year old female presented for...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Finally… Mitral Valve Orientation Explained!

Last week, we covered the basic anatomy of the mitral apparatus. We reviewed in detail, the various structures and their function.  As we continue with our mitral regurgitation blog series, we want to touch next on, specific imaging windows to evaluate the mitral valve.  Remember, when we examine...
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

RIMP to assess RV Function – What is RIMP?

In the past few weeks, we have reviewed different quantitative methods for evaluating the right ventricular function with echocardiography to include: TAPSE S’ Wave FAC This week we will review how to use the RIMP method to assess RV function.  You will learn 4 concepts regarding...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

5 Things to Know about Using Fractional Area Change (FAC) to Assess RV Function

Last week, we talked about two methods for quantifying the function of the RV (TAPSE & S’ Wave).   We selected these methods to explain first due to ease, reproducibility and established prognostic value.  As some of our readers pointed out and as we discussed the TAPSE and S' Wave methods...

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