Southside Veterinary Center Moultrie, GA, United States
Echocardiography is increasingly used in veterinary practice and is particular valuable when combined with clinical, radiographic, and laboratory findings. This session offers a systematic approach to the subjective and quantitative assessment of the heart as related to cardiac diagnosis and staging of disease. The presentation is focused on acquired heart diseases and directed to veterinarians performing basic or intermediate levels of echocardiography in their practices.
Contrast long-axis, short-axis, and apical image planes.
Draw a long axis image optimized for the left ventricular inflow tract and mitral valve.
Draw a long axis image optimized for the left ventricular outflow tract and aortic valve.
Draw a short axis image optimized for the left ventricular and demonstrate how to measure the ventricular wall and chambers.
Draw and contrast the long and short axis approaches to measuring the left atrium.
Contrast the LV shortening and ejection fractions and their appearance in normal hearts, dilated cardiomyopathy, and primary mitral regurgitation.
Outline a systematic approach to evaluating a 2D echocardiogram.