The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website.
Today, we explore the Echocardiography Essentials course with a video defining the recognition of right ventricular (RV) function; RV dilatation; RV hypertrophy, hyper- and hypokinesis using transthoracic echo. We also describe how imaging in suspected pulmonary embolism.
I am a Consultant Cardiac Physiologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London, where I perform, teach, and research echocardiography. I am firm believer of the need to simplify the interpretation and reporting of echocardiography—my approach, refined through years of experience, is one that I am passionate about sharing with everyone who’s eager to learn.