TEE for Cardiac Source of Embolism

July 6, 2022

TEE for Left Atrial Appendage Closure

July 6, 2022

FoCUS How-to, Apical 4 Chamber

November 16, 2021

POCUS for Surgery

May 8, 2017

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Lung Ultrasound for Water

March 31, 2016

Another awesome dyspnea

November 26, 2014

This 65 year-old man has a history of coronary artery disease with CABG in 2004 and presents with worsening dyspnea and atypical chest pain. The findings here are awesome and subtle, what’s the diagnosis. Also, I have been tinkering with the “blog settings” to try to keep the obnoxious spam answers out, so let me […]

Cause of dyspnea?

October 16, 2014

This patient presents with worsening dyspnea on exertion to the point of exertional near-syncope. This image is classic for which diagnosis?

Describe the Valve

October 5, 2014

Describe this valve. A number of different versions have been made by multiple manufacturers.  What are the two most common in the US?  What complication is common and with which version?

What valve disease?

September 25, 2014

OK, maybe isn’t necessarily an interesting case, but the clips are cool. What are we looking at here?

Simple Case of Chest Pain

September 22, 2014

This 84 year-old woman presented to the ED with new onset of chest pain. What’s the diagnosis?

Name the Valve

August 25, 2014

This patient is scheduled for redo valve surgery. What valve is seen at 6 o’clock in this image?  Describe its function.

Most Common Abnormality to Miss?

August 4, 2014

This young patient was “minding his own business” when he suffered a stab wound to the chest.  He was brought to the OR emergently for cardiac tamponade when the following images were seen.  What is the other abnormality identified?  Why is it seen where it is?

First Day…First Case

July 23, 2014

In some ways it is hard to beat this case. Not because of the complexity of the diagnosis, but because of its classic nature. This case was from one of our recent residency graduates. It was literally the first case he was scheduled to do on his first day as an attending anesthesiologist. The patient […]

What? More hypotension?

July 12, 2014

Great case from Dr. Gnadinger. This patient underwent TTE shortly after the onset of severe dyspnea and chest pain. The patient is light-headed and hypotensive. Look at this image first, what would this alone tell you? Now look at this sweet clip and tell me what’s what.

Hypotension Again!

June 30, 2014

Hot off the presses! This is a real patient from the OR today and they were profoundly hypotensive. What do we see here and what does it mean?

Echo Rorschach #1

June 16, 2014

What does this vegetation look like to you?  (There are currently two correct answers to this echo Rorschach) (Remember, if you can’t see the clips try using Google Chrome as your browser.)

What’s the Diastology?

June 12, 2014

Simple question.  What will the mitral valve inflow show and why? (Remember, if you can’t see the clips try using Google Chrome as your browser.)

Today’s Admission, Progressive Dyspnea

June 7, 2014

Today’s case isn’t rocket science, but it is a good one to review.  This 67 year-old man is admitted to the medicine service for progressive dyspnea on exertion.  He now has class III heart failure symptoms.  What is going on here and how can you tell? (Remember, if you can’t see the clips try using […]

Heart Failure Exacerbation

June 2, 2014

This 58 year old man with a long history of heart murmur and Class II heart failure symptoms presents with an acute CHF exacerbation. Describe the findings in these two images. What explains the acute decompensation? What is unusual about this particular presentation. (Remember, if you can’t see the clips try using Google Chrome as […]