01 January 2015 by Paul Forfia

Short axis image at the midventricular level

Forfia {PR},Roberts {JD}.Diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary vascular disease by Doppler echocardiography. [Internet]. 2011 ;1:160. Available from:http://www.pulmonarycirculation.org/text.asp?2011/1/2/160/83446

Short axis image at the midventricular level. Note the difference in the degree of septal flattening between systole (A) and diastole (B). The predominant systolic septal bowing is typical for PAH and other pulmonary vascular disease states. Also note the mild-moderate, circumferential pericardial effusion (PE), a common accompanying feature of the decompensated right ventricle.


Additional keywords: midventricular,left ventricle,pericardial effusion,

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