UMEM Educational Pearls


Which view of the heart is this and can you name the structures from A-G?


1. Subcostal or Subxiphoid view; this view is obtained by placing the probe under the ribs with the patient supine. The liver is used as an acoutic window to image the heart.

2. Name the items labeled A-G:

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


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