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Parasternal Long Axis

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The parasternal long axis (PLA) is the first image in a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). It is an important window because it allows assessment of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and measurement of the LV outflow tract diameter (LVOTD).

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  • Parasternal long axis (PLA)
  • Left ventricle
  • Left ventricular outflow tract diameter (LVOTD)

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Abbreviations

EF:

Ejection fraction

ICU:

Intensive care unit

LV:

Left ventricle

LVOTD:

Left ventricular outflow tract diameter

PLA:

Parasternal long axis

RV:

Right ventricle

TTE:

Transthoracic echocardiogram

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Murthi, S.B., Fatima, S. (2021). Parasternal Long Axis. In: Salerno, A., Haase, D.J., Murthi, S.B. (eds) Atlas of Critical Care Echocardiography. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74687-2_2

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