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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What I Wish You Knew about Secondary MR and Vena Contracta Width (VCW)!

Vena Contracta Width (VCW) In last week's blog, we reviewed the correct way to measure the vena contracta width (VCW) This week we will review how MR mechanisms (primary v. secondary MR) affect the accuracy of MR vena contracta. Recap: Vena Contracta is the narrowest portion of the MR...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

How to Measure MR Vena Contracta Width (VCW)

Mitral Regurgitation It is estimated that over 4 million people in the United States have significant mitral regurgitation. Untreated severe mitral regurgitation decreases life quality and has a high mortality rate.  With the advancement of technology, including the MitraClip, more...
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...

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