CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion

Key Echocardiographic Features • Presence of monochorionic pregnancy in which one twin has a primitive, ineffective heart. • Direction of flow in the umbilical artery is from placenta to fetus…

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Tricuspid Atresia

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Tricuspid Atresia

Key Echocardiographic Features • Patency of the tricuspid valve • Size of the right ventricle • Size and location of the ventricular septal defect, which directs blood into the right…

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Conjoined Twins

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Conjoined Twins

Key Echocardiographic Features • Determine the nature of the heart relationship as being either two separate beating hearts or a single cardiac amalgam. • If two separate hearts, identify the…

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Double-Inlet Left Ventricle

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Double-Inlet Left Ventricle

Key Echocardiographic Features • Assess for the morphology of the larger ventricle (left ventricle). • Identify the atrioventricular valve connections to the left ventricle, and assess size and degree of…

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Key Echocardiographic Features • Size and function of the left ventricle in comparison with the right ventricle. • Direction of shunting at the atrial level (hypoplastic left heart syndrome is…

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Cardiac Masses and Tumors

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Cardiac Masses and Tumors

Key Echocardiographic Features • Locate the position of the mass within the heart. • Search for multiple masses and identify the number of masses seen. • Determine whether the mass…

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