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Mastering Diastology: Part 2

Guest Writer:  Michael Owen Last week we discussed the algorithm for determining the presence of diastolic function in patients with normal ejection fraction (EF). This week, we are going to discuss determining the presence of diastolic function in patients with depressed EF or pathologic left...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

3 Essential Color Doppler Measurements for MR

We started our mitral regurgitation (MR) blog series to provide our readers a clear & easy understanding of the basics to evaluating the mitral valve structure when MR is present. If you need refreshing or missed the blogs, you can find them here: Mitral Valve Anatomy: Name 5...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Secondary MR: Evaluating Mitral Valve Tethering

Last week we discussed clear & easy tips on how to evaluate different abnormalities of the mitral valve (MV) for primary MR. We also explained the Carpentier's Classification concept and how it's applied to various etiologies of the MV. If you need to refresh or missed our past blogs, you can...
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...

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