1: Obtain a PWD or a CWD of the aortic valve.
The flow profile of the aortic valve, in aortic regurgitation
will show a diastolic flow profile that decays over
the diastolic time period. Utilizing the caliper
function, mark the Vmax and Vmin to calculate the
slope and pressure half time of the diastolic flow
profile. A steep slope and a short PHT will
be indicative of severe aortic regurgitation.
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