Written by Patrice McKay, RDCS - Guest Writer

Gerbode’s Defect in Echocardiography

We love to hear from our readers and have them share interesting case studies with us.  This week Patrice McKay, will share her story of an interesting find while in the ER.  Patrice is featured in this week’s sonographer spotlight.  Please check it out and learn about her inspiring journey...
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 Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

6 Clues to Determining Presence of Cardiac Tamponade

As sonographers, we have all commonly experienced the patient presenting with shortness of breath and unable to lay down flat for their echocardiogram. As we begin to scan the patient, we immediately visualize a large amount of fluid around the heart. Keeping our poker faces on point, we take...
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...
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!...

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