Parasternal long axis view - normal (transthoracic echocardiography)

Case contributed by Dr David Carroll


Asymptomatic male.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

Transthoracic echocardiography

Images obtained with a low frequency phased array transducer in the third left intercostal space, with the probe marker directed toward the patient's right shoulder. 

Image 1 (red labels) shows a normal parasternal long axis in early diastole

Image 2 (blue labels) shows a normal parasternal long axis in mid systole

Abbreviations: LA (left atrium), MV (mitral valve), ALMV (anterior leaflet, mitral valve), PLMV (posterior leaflet, mitral valve), LV (left ventricle), IVS (interventricular septum), PWLV (posterior wall, left ventricle), DA (descending aorta), AO (ascending aorta), AoV (aortic valve), RVOT (right ventricular outflow tract).

Case Discussion

Normal scan for reference.

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Case information

rID: 62652
Published: 25th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: St. George's University

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