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Aortic assessment 

Aortic assessment
Aortic assessment

Thomas Clark

, and Peter Macnaughton

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date: 05 July 2022

Imaging the aorta is an advanced skill, although important pathology may be identified by the critical care sonographer when undertaking focused transthoracic echocardiography and basic abdominal ultrasound. This chapter outlines the appearances of the normal aorta in focused echocardiography and abdominal ultrasound. The ultrasonic appearances of an aortic aneurysm and dissection are described.

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