Table 2

View and assessments required for RhFFUS screening echocardiogram
Echocardiographic view Assessment
Parasternal long axis (PLAX) 2 dimensional (2D) Mitral and aortic valves to assess the morphology of these valves
AMVL and posterior mitral valve leaflet (PMVL) thickness
AMVL - ensure view is on axis and measure the thickest point of AMVL in late diastole when AMVL parallel with the IVS
PMVL - ensure view is on axis and measure the thickest point of the PMVL mid diastole, exclude chordae from the measurements.
PLAX colour Doppler Colour Doppler to view the mitral and aortic valves for evidence of regurgitation, include lateral and inferior sweeps
Parasternal short axis (PSAX) 2D View of the mitral and aortic valves to assess morphology
PSAX colour Doppler Colour Doppler to view the mitral and aortic valves for evidence of regurgitation, include lateral and inferior sweeps
Apical 2D Apical 4/5 chamber view of mitral and aortic valves for morphology
Apical colour Doppler Colour Doppler to view the mitral and aortic valves for evidence of regurgitation

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Rémond et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-111

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