RICHARD L. POPP, M.D.; DAVID S. RUBENSON, M.D.; CHARLES R. TUCKER, M.D.; JAMES W. FRENCH, M.D.
We review the basic similarities and differences of currently used M-mode and two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography. Discrete categories of disease are used to show the relative strengths of M-mode and 2D methods. The format of 2D echocardiography is well suited to analyze congenital heart disease, consequences of coronary artery disease, and distortions of anatomy due to acquired heart disease. Rapid structure movement is preserved with M-mode recording, facilitating detailed analysis of motion. The vast clinical experience with M-mode echocardiography can now be augmented by 2D echocardiography, but combination of 2D and M-mode methods is optimal for understanding each type of ultrasound recording and for best serving the patient.
POPP RL, RUBENSON DS, TUCKER CR, FRENCH JW. Echocardiography: M-Mode and Two-Dimensional Methods. Ann Intern Med. ;93:844–856. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-844
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):844-856.
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