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Category: Cardiac

IVC POCUS: one view is no view

We have previously discussed that longitudinal view of the IVC is subject to cylinder effect and it is a good idea to visualize it in short axis as well. However, […]

Aortic valve lesion in a dialysis patient

A pleasant elderly patient on dialysis presented with fever, chills, and dizziness. No obvious signs of dialysis access infection but found to have gram positive bacteremia. Following are the focused […]

The subcostal bicaval view

We are familiar with the subcostal 4 chamber and inferior vena cava (IVC) views. There is also something called subcostal bicaval view, where you can visualize both IVC and the […]

What is LV foreshortening?

This is a commonly heard term in echocardiography. Foreshortening occurs when the ultrasound beam does not cut through the true apex of the left ventricle but transects above and anterior […]