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Thoracic aorta - normal (transthoracic echocardiography)

Case contributed by Dr David Carroll


Asymptomatic male.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Normal aortic root, mid-arch, and portions of descending aorta as visualized.

Case Discussion

Point of care ultrasound has demonstrated reasonable sensitivity for Stanford type A dissections in several 1 studies, but cannot reliably assess the arch/descending aorta. Use of unconventional windows and imaging planes may be necessary, and depth must be optimized for the best possible visualization.

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Case information

rID: 62774
Published: 29th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Tag: pocus
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: St. George's University

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