Fundamental review of how we assess chamber size and function. Realize that the right heart evaluation in this document has been replaced by the 2010 Right Heart Guideline. Once you’re familiar with this paper, you should be able to…
- Define timing of systole and diastole for echo quantification
- Measure LV size and thickness with TTE and TEE
- Measure LA size with TTE
- Know cutoffs for normal and abnormal LV size, thickness, LVEF, and left atrial size.
Fellow Challenge: For your next 5 studies (TTE and TEE) I’d like you to independently make all necessary measurements of the LV and LA, including wall thickness, internal diameters, LVEF, RWT, and LV mass.