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Dec 19, 2019

Echo Tutorial: Echo Assessment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease - Mayo Clinic

By Heidi M. Connolly, MD, @heidimconn

2019-11-19 Echo Tutorial

Heidi M. Connolly, MD. gives an overview of assessing an echocardiogram for a patient with congenital heart disease. In this tutorial, Dr. Connolly focuses on primum atrial septal defect or partial atrialventricular septal defect and a cleft mitral valve.

She explains how one needs to look for abnormalities in the tricuspid valve while also noting how an ECG can notice left-axis deviation and first degree AV blocks.

While presenting an example echo, Dr Connolly notes the defects present in a particular heart through the basic echo as well as one that demonstrates bloodflow. She follows this by show two additional angles, explaining what can be seen in the images.

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would this relate to Williams Syndrome adults with heart Murmurs and high Blood pressure ? at 25 years old?

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