What Is Mitral Valve Stenosis Perhaps you’re a patient that’s recently been diagnosed with mitral stenosis. Or maybe you’re a cardiac sonographer whose job it is to monitor patients with mitral stenosis. Either way, you should have a clear understanding of what exactly mitral stenosis is. Simply put, mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening, or orifice. … [Read more...] about What Is Mitral Valve Stenosis: The Ultimate Guide For Patients And Echocardiographers
The 2D Echo Exam: What To Expect During Your Heart Ultrasound
All About The 2D Echo Has your doctor recently referred you for an echocardiogram, or a 2D echo? If so, you're not alone! Over 10 million echocardiograms are done in the United States every year. But maybe this is an exam you've never heard of before. If you're asking yourself, what a 2D echo or echocardiogram is, then keep on reading. The 2D echo is a 100% noninvasive … [Read more...] about The 2D Echo Exam: What To Expect During Your Heart Ultrasound
The Pedoff Probe: Become a Pro At Blind Continuous Wave Doppler
How To Use A Pedoff Probe: Your Trusty Designated Continuous Wave Doppler Transducer When learning how to become a cardiac sonographer, using the Pedoff probe can be extremely frustrating. Even experienced cardiac sonographers become frustrated using continuous wave Doppler transducers. This is especially true if they don’t use one of these probes on a regular … [Read more...] about The Pedoff Probe: Become a Pro At Blind Continuous Wave Doppler
Normal Echo Values
Normal Echo Values Below is a complete and thorough list of normal echo values. This list of normal echo values is from echopedia.org. Left Ventricle Left Ventricular Systolic Function Reference limits and values and partition values of left ventricular function<ref>ASE</ref> Women Men Reference range Mildly abnormal Moderately … [Read more...] about Normal Echo Values
IVC Assessment With Echo: What Does IVC Collapse Even Mean?
IVC Assessment With Echo: What Does IVC Collapse Even Mean? Taking the time to assess the IVC (inferior vena cava) in our routine echocardiogram studies can yield a lot of information. By taking just a few minutes to view the IVC and assess IVC collapsibility, we can easily determine the patient's intravascular volume status as well as an estimation of the patient’s … [Read more...] about IVC Assessment With Echo: What Does IVC Collapse Even Mean?