The Segmental Approach to the Heart: It's Not Where You Think

by Cassling on Oct 10, 2023

Baby Getting Heart Checked

Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital disorder affecting nearly 1% of all births. The type of disease ranges broadly from mild to complex defects. The pediatric sonographer is the person who images this patient population and gathers information for the cardiologist to determine how the heart is put together. It is crucial that the information communicated to the cardiologist is concise and accurate.

For sonographers who want a deeper understanding of congenital heart disease, this presentation will explore a step-by-step system of defining and reporting cardiac structures on echo. Become familiar with the appearance of cardiac anatomy on diagrams, as well as echo images.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the cardiac structures can develop abnormally.
  • Define cardiac position.
  • Identify the structures of the heart based on intrinsic characteristics.
  • Understand the Segmental Set and how it is used.

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Cassling strengthens community healthcare through customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions. From critical access hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers to large health systems and IDNs, Cassling is committed to helping healthcare organizations improve access and outcomes, create efficiencies and lower costs.

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