Word of the Day – Hypokinesia

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Hypokinesia

Hypokinesia – Decreased muscle movement. In relation to the heart, hypokinesia refers to decreased heart wall motion during each heartbeat. It is associated with cardiomyopathy, heart failure, or heart attack. Hypokinesia can involve small areas of the heart (segmental) or entire sections of heart muscle (global). Also called hypokinesis.

To learn more about Hypokinesia, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Adult Echo hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

NEWS FLASH! North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

NEWS FLASH !

North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three Statesregistered sonographers Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!

April 2, 2015

North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.

For the complete bill, see:
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-8161-01000.pdf?20150128135731

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Word of the Day – Doppler Shift

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Doppler Shift

Doppler Shift – a frequency change in the sound wave due to the relative motion between the sound source and the receiver. positive shifts indicate the source and receiver are moving towards each other, while negative shifts indicate the source and receiver are moving away from each other

To learn more about Doppler Shift, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

Word of the Day – Coronary artery bypass (CAB)

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Coronary artery bypass (CAB)

Coronary artery bypass (CAB) – Surgical rerouting of blood around a diseased vessel that supplies blood to the heart. Done by grafting either a piece of vein from the leg or the artery from under the breastbone.

To learn more about Coronary artery bypass (CAB) , and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Adult Echo hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.