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Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure
to calculate a Mean Pulmonary Artery Pressure (PAP).
1: Obtain a CWD of the long axis view of the pulmonary
valve. A pulmonary regurgitant jet is required
to make this calculation. Once the flow profile
of the CWD of the PR jet is obtained, the maximum
velocity (Vmin) which occurs at start-diastole will
represent the pulmonary artery valve gradient at the
start of diastole.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and JLS Interactive, LLC.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity is approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) as sonography-related continuing education (CE). Credit(s) issued for successful completion of ASRT-approved CE activities are accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, American Registry of Radiological Technologists, Cardiovascular Credentialing International and Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals. Contact the applicable registry for additional information / restrictions on their acceptance of ASRT CE credit.