Right Ventricular Function 2: Echocardiographic Assessment

The purpose of this Right Ventricle series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of right ventricular performance, as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the right ventricle (RV).

You will learn:

  • Right ventricular function
  • Preload
  • Afterload
  • Hypertrophy and RV size
  • IVC and hepatic vein flow and pulmonary embolism=

Author(s): Robert H Thiele, MD

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Credit hours: .5

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.