Echo Extravaganza Part 2: Unlocking the Apical Four Chamber view

 
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The apical four chamber view is a key window in obtaining the bedside echo as it helps assess both the size and function of the atria, and ventricles. Window shopping for this view can be tricky, however, as there are specific requirements for probe orientation. In this blog post and video, Dr. Christina Wilson helps us understand the subtleties of this window and how to troubleshoot for the perfect four chamber view.

 

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Christina Wilson, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Maine Medical Center, Portland Maine