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Figure 2 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Figure 2

From: Methodological approach for the assessment of ultrasound reproducibility of cardiac structure and function: a proposal of the study group of Echocardiography of the Italian Society of Cardiology (Ultra Cardia SIC) Part I

Figure 2

2-D acquisition of apical 4-chamber and 2-chamber view for the measure of left atrial volume. Quantification of LA volume was performed by apical approaches (4-chambers, left; 2-chambers, right) at end-systole (end of the T-wave of ECG trace), the frame before the opening of the mitral valve, maximizing LA length and area. Views were optimized reducing the sector angle width, and focusing the far filed in order to improve the wall definition without increasing the gain for better identification of LA walls.

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