valvular assessment

Cardiac Imaging 2 - Valvular Assessment (English Only)

Course time: 1h 36min

This course will outline a 4-step process for evaluating valve function. 

Step 1: 2D evaluation of the valve (eyeball method)

  • Morphology, mobility, vegetations

Step 2: Assess the valve with color Doppler for Mitral Regurgitation (MR) or Aortic Regurgitation (AR)

  • Classify as severe or non-severe
  • If severe, escalate to an advanced echo
  • If non-severe, classify importance and possibly escalate to an advanced echo

Step 3: Assign relative importance of lesion

  • Devastating, important, or incidental

Step 4: Consider appropriate clinical action (acute interventions, referral, advanced echocardiogram etc)

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