Echo: Left ventricular systolic function

Helen Rimington of Medmastery on assessing left ventricular global systolic function

Today, we explore the Echocardiography Essentials course with a video on how to recognize normal, hyperkinetic and hypokinetic function of the left ventricle with the help of transthoracic echo. Assessing left ventricular global systolic function, left ventricular dysfunction, cardiomyopathy and cardiac decompensation.

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Guest post: Helen Rimington, MD, PhD. Consultant Cardiac Physiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, UK, and co-author of Echocardiography – A Practical Guide for Reporting and Interpretation.

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