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Society Of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Abstract Submission

As part of my cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship, we are required to submit an abstract to present at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists...

Cardiac Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) – Summary And Labeled Views

Here's a quick primer of cardiac transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) including actual images I've taken as a critical care fellow with corresponding labeled diagrams. I...

IVC Measurements Using Echocardiography

The subcostal view on transthoracic echocardiography can be used to examine the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large valveless vein which returns blood from...

Cardiac Output With LVOT Measurements Using Echocardiography

It's possible to utilize transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), a noninvasive technique, to estimate a patient's cardiac output. I'll use some images from an echo I...

Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE)

Due to the right ventricle's (RV) unique geometry and cylindrical contraction pattern, assessing its function on echocardiography can be difficult. One of the more...


I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.