Parasternal short axis view - normal (transthoracic echocardiography)

Case contributed by Dr David Carroll

Presentation

Asymptomatic male.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Parasternal Short Axis

Images obtained with a low frequency phased array transducer in the third left intercostal space, with the probe marker rotated 90° clockwise from the parasternal long axis, then fanning in a cephalad direction.

Image 1 (blue labels) shows a normal parasternal short axis at the level of the papillary muscles

Image 2 (red labels) shows a normal parasternal short axis at the mitral valve level

Image 3 (red labels) shows a normal parasternal short axis at the base of the heart

Abbreviations: LA (left atrium), RA (right atrium), IAS (interatrial septum), MV (mitral valve), TV (tricuspid valve), ALMV (anterior leaflet, mitral valve), PLMV (posterior leaflet, mitral valve), LV (left ventricle), IW (inferior wall, left ventricle)IVS (interventricular septum), PWLV (posterior wall, left ventricle), PmP (posteromedial papillary muscle), AIP (anterolateral papillary muscle), AoV (aortic valve), RVOT (right ventricular outflow tract), BPW (basal posterior wall, left ventricle), PCD (pericardium), PV (pulmonary valve), MPA (main pulmonary artery = pulmonary trunk)

Case Discussion

Normal scan for reference.

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Case information

rID: 62654
Published: 25th Aug 2018
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2018
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: St. George's University

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