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Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Should LV Mass be indexed with Height or BSA?

We recently posted a 2-part blog series on how to calculate LV Mass (LVM) and one of our readers provided some great feedback regarding the impact of height on LVM.  We thought this reader’s comment was worth sharing and answering. Reader:  Using body surface area to normalize LVM will...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

Understanding LVH Part 2: How to Measure LV Mass and Diagnose LVH

As diagnostic imaging professionals, we often perform echocardiograms on patients with hypertension to monitor the thickness, strength and wall motion of the heart. Last week we launched our two-part blog on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). In part one we explained the pathophysiology behind the...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Understanding LVH Part 1: Concentric, Eccentric and Concentric Remodeling

Last month was designated American Heart Month to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the leading fatality of Americans. AHA encourages our patients to take control over understanding their risk factors of heart disease including knowing their numbers related to blood pressure. Untreated...
Written by Judith Buckland

6 Pitfalls of Accurate LV Measurements

Last year the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released updated guidelines for cardiac chamber quantification by echocardiography. The ASE teamed up with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging to update the previous guidelines due to the rapid technological developments of the...

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