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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Hepatic Veins & Right Heart Abnormalities

In Hepatic Veins 101,  we discussed the structure, function and waveforms of the hepatic veins, in regards to the cardiac cycle. This blog will cover how the hepatic veins play a role with the right heart. We tend to forget about the importance and useful information the hepatic veins provide us....
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

6 Tips for Calculating RVSP

Over that past two months, we have discussed various methods for evaluating the right heart. Guided from the updated ASE chamber quantification guidelines, we have been able to elaborate on quantifying methods for: Imaging Windows to Optimize Visualization of the Right Heart Right Ventricle...
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

RIMP to assess RV Function – What is RIMP?

In the past few weeks, we have reviewed different quantitative methods for evaluating the right ventricular function with echocardiography to include: TAPSE S’ Wave FAC This week we will review how to use the RIMP method to assess RV function.  You will learn 4 concepts regarding...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

5 Things to Know about Using Fractional Area Change (FAC) to Assess RV Function

Last week, we talked about two methods for quantifying the function of the RV (TAPSE & S’ Wave).   We selected these methods to explain first due to ease, reproducibility and established prognostic value.  As some of our readers pointed out and as we discussed the TAPSE and S' Wave methods...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

TAPSE and RVSP – Prognostic Value When Viewed as an Index

Heart Failure (HF) – A reason to care about right heart size and function. We have been teaching on correct techniques for right heart assessment for a while now and we still seem to face a little resistance sometimes in regards to the clinical significance of right heart assessment.  In order...

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