Echocardiography - POCUS Basic Windows
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Echocardiography - POCUS Basic Windows

PARASTERNAL LONG AXIS (PLAX):

 • LV size, function, wall thickness (septum/posterior wall)

 • MV/AoV function/flow (w/ Doppler)

 • LVOT diameter, aortic root size

PARASTERNAL SHORT AXIS (PSAX):

 • Cross-sectional views of the heart from base to apex, at level of AoV, MV and midventricle/papillary muscles

APICAL 4 CHAMBER (A4C):

 • RV/LV size, function, thrombus

 • TV/MV function/flow (w/ Doppler)

 • Septal size/motion

 • Pericardial effusion

 • In 5-chamber view, can see AoV and proximal ascending aorta

SUBCOSTAL VIEW:

 • IVC diameter and respiratory variation gives estimate of volume status and RA pressure

 • Pericardial effusion



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