Baykaner Tina, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

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Aortic Stenosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Aortic Stenosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of aortic stenosis. Advantages Echocardiographic imaging can define the valve anatomy, the underlying cause of aortic stenosis, and the severity of valve calcification. Doppler echocardiography measures the transaortic…

Mitral stenosis

Preliminary Diagnosis: Mitral stenosis I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Transthoracic echocardiography II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of mitral stenosis. Advantages Most accurate approach to diagnosis Echocardiography reveals leaflet thickening, symmetric fusion of the commissures, and doming of the anterior mitral leaflet. Left atrial enlargement may…

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