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Written by Yvonne Prince ACS, RDCS, RVT, RDMS, FASE

2 Ways to Properly Assess TR Jets for Accurate RVSP Calculations

CardioServ has posted various blogs on the topics of Right Heart Quantification and RVSP, following ASE guidelines. If you missed them, you can find them here.   One of the biggest factors in determining the RVSP via echo is evaluating and measuring the tricuspid regurgitant (TR) Doppler jet. ...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

What the Heck is the Cut-Off Value for RVSP?!

Us clinicians commonly ask the same popular question in our field, "What is the cut-off ranges for pulmonary hypertension?!" We want to help better understand the basics of determining the presence of pulmonary hypertension with echocardiography. First let's start with one important key item to...
Written by Michael Owen RDCS, RVT

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

Correct Techniques to Acquire Diastology Measurements

This week we are kicking off the diastolic function guideline series, hosted by our guest blog writer Michael Owen! But first, we need to cover the basics on 'how-to' acquire the measurements needed to evaluate for diastolic function. The measurements needed to evaluate diastolic function...
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....

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