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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Grading MR Severity with Echo

Do we still use Grade I - Grade IV? We recently received a question from one of our readers regarding grading MR severity with echo. The question was, "Are any labs still using stage I-IV for grading mitral regurgitation? I still see some reports using this grading system. Is there a...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Regurgitation Case Study!

Last week we walked through a case study demonstration, using the ASE's chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) algorithm. This week, we have another case study to present-- let's see how you quantify the severity of MR! Chronic MR Algorithm Chart: Patient History: 60 year old female presented for...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Mitral Regurgitation Case Study Demonstration!

Our blog last week discussed the algorithm for determining the severity of chronic mitral regurgitation, provided by the ASE! If you missed it, you can find it here! Let's use this information and work through a case study together! Patient History A 50 year old male admitted to hospital for...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

ASE’s Mitral Regurgitation Algorithm Simplified!

Now that we have covered all the methods for evaluating mitral regurgitation (MR), let's put it to use! The ASE released an algorithm as a guide to help determine the severity of chronic MR, using both qualitative, semi-quantitative & quantitative measures. We understand how crazy this...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Volumetric Method: A Third method for evaluating MR severity!

This week we are going to cover our last of the three quantification methods for evaluating the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR). The past two weeks we discussed PISA and stroke volume methods. If you missed them or would like to refresh, you can find them there: A Complete Guide to...

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