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What do echocardiogram calipers do?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: MEASUREMENTS
There are various measurements made of heart structures, such as thickness of the heart muscle, or diameter of the chambers and blood vessels.
A caliper is placed on the area of interest to make the measurement. Place one leg of the caliper on the anterior aorta and the other on the posterior. If you do this with the echo machine it will calculate the distance. You can use a hand held caliper also.

In brief: MEASUREMENTS
There are various measurements made of heart structures, such as thickness of the heart muscle, or diameter of the chambers and blood vessels.
A caliper is placed on the area of interest to make the measurement. Place one leg of the caliper on the anterior aorta and the other on the posterior. If you do this with the echo machine it will calculate the distance. You can use a hand held caliper also.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
In brief: Measure
Allows measurement of various heart structures.

In brief: Measure
Allows measurement of various heart structures.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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