Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Essential Steps to Evaluating MR Etiologies

The ASE recently released their new 2017 valvular regurgitation updated guidelines back in April. The paper details the difference between primary and secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) and outlines proper evaluation methods for the most common pathologies seen.  The past couple of weeks, we...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Ultimate Guide to Acute vs. Chronic MR

As we  continue our blog journey on the topic of mitral regurgitation, we hope you have been able to review our prior educational posts! If not, no worries-- you can find them here! Mitral Valve Anatomy: Name 5 Components! Finally...Mitral Valve Orientation Explained! Smart Strategies...
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 Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Valve Anatomy: Name 5 Components!

Last week we wrapped up our right heart blog series.  Be sure to keep an eye out for our Right Heart E-Book that will be available soon! This week, we are kicking off our mitral regurgitation (MR) blog series! The ASE, recently released updated guidelines, for the proper methods to quantify MR....
Written by Judith Buckland

4 Steps to Mastering the Correct Way to Measure the LA Volume

In recent blogs we have reviewed the correct techniques for measuring the size of the left ventricle and the aorta. This week we will review the correct way to measure the left atrium. The updated standards on chamber quantification, released last year by the American Society of Echocardiography,...

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