Vimeo AEUS - ECHO I
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Which of the following statements is TRUE?
The ideal probe for cardiac imaging is the curvilinear probe as it has the most penetration so can image through the upper abdominal fat.
In cardiac imaging, you should turn tissue harmonics function off to improve images by highlighting the difference between the endocardium and the fluid in ventricles.
There are significant differences regarding orientation and image acquisition depending on what type of physician is obtaining images (ex. EM vs. cardiology)
Shortness of breath is not an indication for cardiac ultrasound
The short axis of the heart runs from base to apex and the long axis is perpendicular to this
To obtain this image, where does the probe need to be placed on the patient's chest (assuming they have typical anatomy)?
Lateral to sternum on left side of chest in 4th intercostal space, probe indicator to patient's right shoulder
Lateral to sternum on left side of chest in 4th intercostal space, probe indicator to patient's left hip
Lateral left chest at the point of maximal impulse, probe indicator to patient's right side
Lateral left chest at the point of maximal impulse, probe indicator to patient's head
Below subcostal margin with probe indicator to patient's right
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the parasternal long (PSLA) view?
The PSLA view is usually obtained by placing the probe lateral to the sternum on the left chest between the 4th and 5th intercostal space
To discern which side is the indicator side of the probe, you can apply gel to one side and look at the image on the screen
The PSLA view is universally the easiest to obtain and provides significant clinical information
Typically it is difficult to visualize the free wall of the right ventricle because it is so thin
On the PSLA view you should see the right ventricle, tricuspid valve, aortic valve, mitral valve and left ventricle
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the subxiphoid (SUX) view?
The SUX view is good for overall function and presence of pericardial fluid
In the SUX view, you may underestimate the size of the right ventricle so you need to evaluate chamber size on multiple views
Pericardial fluid usually collects inferiorly which is closer to the ultrasound probe, therefore, better visualized on this view
To obtain the SUX view, you should utilize an overhand grip of the probe
You should be able to see the triscupid valve well on this view
Which of the following is TRUE regarding the apical 4-chamber (A4c) view?
This is routinely the easiest view to obtain of all the cardiac views
Ideally the septum should be pointing to the 2 o'clock position in this view
This view is ideal for comparing the right side of the heart to the left
Due to the orientation of the heart in this view it is not ideal for valve evaluation using doppler
The A5c view includes all four chambers and the IVC
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