UMEM Educational Pearls


What view of the heart is this and can you name everything from A-G?


1. Apical-four chamber view; this view is obtained by placing the probe in the 4-5th intercostal space at the anterior axillary-line. The patient can be placed in left lateral decubitus to improve imaging.

2. Name the items labeled A-G:

  • A = Right ventricle
  • B = Tricuspid valve
  • C= Right atrium
  • D= Interventricular septum
  • E = Left ventricle
  • F = Mitral valve
  • G = Left atrium


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