visual aid: cardiac ultrasound (echo)

9 Feb

Came across a couple of sites that have a good set of visual aids for what you’re expecting to see on your bedside cardiac ultrasounds.  

(via the Yale Atlas of Echocardiography–this site has some great illustrations that help visualize the anatomy as well)

parasternal long axis view

short axis view

(via sonoguide–some simple illustrations that you’d do for a FAST or a code, though they have a more detailed cardiac section as well)

subxyphoid view

 

Both sites have some more extensive sets of photos and explanations of multiple cardiac views, so check ’em out if you have a few extra minutes.

 

References: Yale atlas; sonoguide

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