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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

FYI: Temporal Variation & Blood Pressure Matters for MR!

Let's talk about some basic hemodynamics that take affect when evaluating mitral regurgitation (MR). We previously broke down the step by step process the heart encounters when dealing with acute & chronic MR. If you've missed or need refreshed on our previous blogs, you can find them here:...
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

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...

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