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A minimum dataset for a standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography.

Wharton, G and Steeds, R and Allen, J and Phillips, H and Jones, R and Kanagala, P and Lloyd, G and Masani, N and Mathew, T and Oxborough, D and Rana, B and Sandoval, J and Wheeler, R and O'Gallagher, K and Sharma, V (2015) A minimum dataset for a standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography. Echo Research and Practice, 2 (1). G9-G24. ISSN 2055-0464

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Abstract

There have been significant advances in the field of echocardiography with the introduction of a number of new techniques into standard clinical practice. Consequently, a 'standard' echocardiographic examination has evolved to become a more detailed and time-consuming examination that requires a high level of expertise. This Guideline produced by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Education Committee aims to provide a minimum dataset that should be obtained in a comprehensive standard echocardiogram. In addition, the layout proposes a recommended sequence in which to acquire the images. If abnormal pathology is detected, additional views and measurements should be obtained with reference to other BSE protocols when appropriate. Adherence to these recommendations will promote an increased quality of echocardiography and facilitate accurate comparison of studies performed either by different operators or at different departments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D echocardiography; guidelines; transthoracic echocardiography
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Bio Scientifica
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 10:34
DOI or Identification number: 10.1530/ERP-14-0079
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3916

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