UMEM Educational Pearls


You find this interesting view while scanning a patient. Which view is this and why should you care about it? 


This is the right ventricular inflow view

  • RV inflow view obtained by obtaining a parasternal long-axis view and then tilting the tail of the transducer cephalad; eventually you'll see the heart as detailed below
  • It's a great view for Doppler measurements through the tricuspid valve because the flow of blood is parallel to the ultrasound beam, useful when estimating things like the pulmonary artery systolic pressure
  • Want to learn more about the RV? Click here for a whole podcast on it!


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