> Point of Care Echocardiography: Anatomy and Windows
Echocardiography

Anatomy and Windows

Anatomic Considerations


  • Heart is a cone
    • Base – atria, valves
    • Apex – point of cone to left hip
    • Long axis from base to apex
    • Short axis perpendicular
  • Right ventricle anterior
  • Left atrium posterior
  • Aortic root in center
sensor position

Image from Pasieka/Science Source

Narration


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