Imaging Case Studies

 
 
  • Echo Case: Four of a Kind Dr Wharton demonstrates an interesting and unusual case of a young adult with dyspnea, highlighting the value of M-mode echocardiography.
  • Echo Case: Possibly an All-Time Record Case of…   One of the worst cases Dr Wharton has seen. Can you decipher from the M-modes alone as the echocardiographers of old had to?
  • Echo Case: A Classic Case of… You Tell Me   Several images, one underlying pathology--can you identify it? Dr Wharton explains what to look for.
  • Echo Case: Not Just Another Left Atrial Appendage   This narrated case proves that no matter the indication for the echo, it pays to be thorough.
  • Echo Case: Why Is There Dyspnea? Start With the Doppler   Dr Wharton narrates a case of a patient with a history of rheumatic heart disease.
  • Echo Case: How Much Mitral Regurgitation Is There?   Dr Wharton narrates a case where all is not quite as it seems: A woman is experiencing heart palpitations. Years ago, her cardiologist told her she had severe mitral regurgitation.
  • Echo Case: Right Test, Wrong Reason   A critical piece of information is missing from this case. Can you solve the puzzle?
  • Echo Case: Striking the Wrong Chord   Dr Wharton reviews a common finding with unusual attributes. Have you seen it before?
  • Echo Case: When ECGs and Echos Collide   Dr Wharton quotes baseball legend Yogi Berra in this narrated case: In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
  • Echo Case: Diagnose Dyspnea From the Doppler   Dr Wharton keeps something hidden from the patient's history. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: What the Echo Doesn't See   A preemployment medical screening reveals an enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. Find out what's up in this unusual case from Dr Wharton.
  • Echo Case: A Contrasting Opinion   A patient with a remote history of mitral-valve repair experiences syncope. Dr Wharton talks through the images to pinpoint the cause.
  • Echo Case: Problem Pill or Is There a Pill for This Problem?   In homage to Dr Seuss, Dr Wharton adds rhyming couplets to the explanation for this echo case challenge.
  • Whence Cometh This Doppler?   Dr Wharton narrates an unusual case. Can you figure out the origin of the Doppler signal on this echo?
  • Which Artery is Blocked? An Echo Challenge   The echo findings seem to point to one diagnosis, but on closer inspection Dr Wharton reveals the true cause.
  • A Differential Diagnosis   On first inspection everything seems normal in these echos, but a closer look and a calculator reveal the diagnosis.
  • Who Needs an ECG?   A case of endocarditis in a hemodialysis patient provides some unusual echo findings. Dr Wharton finds the explanation in a good old ECG.
  • Where Did the Mitral Regurgitation Go?   Is what you see what you get? Dr Ronald Wharton reviews a curious case of 'disappearing' mitral regurgitation.
  • The Atria Are Stunned, but You Shouldn't Be   Dr Ronald Wharton reviews Doppler images from a patient who experienced dyspnea after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
  • Two Flows Too Many   Dr Ronald Wharton reviews a case of endocarditis that warrants close scrutiny.