A – Inferior wall akinesia B – Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction C – Dilated descending thoracic aorta D – Severe pericardial effusion
Correct Answer is C : Dilated descending thoracic aorta
Transthoracic echocardiography is a useful tool for evaluating the aorta in almost all segments. Indeed, thanks to this method, it is also possible to evaluate the descending thoracic aorta during two chamber view as in this example.
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