Echocardiogram Advanced Step 2

Review Competency Goals for the Module:

  • IVC size and respiratory variation
  • Basic color Doppler assessment for severe valvular regurgitation (as screening method only)
  • Severe hypovolemia: small, hyperdynamic ventricles; small IVC with wide respiratory variations
  • LV failure: Global LV systolic dysfunction; heterogeneous contractility pattern suggest of myocardial ischemia; LV cavity dilation suggestive of chronic cardiac disease
  • RV failure: Acute cor pulmonale: RV dilatation and paradoxical septal motion; isolated RV dilation suggestive of RV infarct; associated findings of dilated, no collapsible IVC