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Table 1 The six-minute exam of ability to obtain correct ultrasound images

From: The feasibility and efficacy of implementing a focused cardiac ultrasound course into a medical school curriculum

Ultrasound views and defined anatomical points Score
Parasternal Long-Axis View 88.89 ± 23.34
  Correct alignment 20/27 (74.1%)
  Endocardial demarcation 24/27 (88.9%)
  Mitral valve visualization 26/27 (96.3%)
  Aortic valve visualization 26/27 (96.3%)
Parasternal Short-Axis View 78.24 ± 24.41
  Aortic level demonstration 69.4 ± 37.6
   Aorta visualization 22/27 (81.5%)
   Tricuspid valve visualization 21/27 (77.8%)
   Pulmonic valve visualization 18/27 (66.7%)
   Interatrial septum visualization 14/27 (51.9%)
  Mitral level demonstration 85.2 ± 30.43
   Complete left ventricle visualization 21/27 (77.8%)
   Mitral valve visualization 25/27 (92.6%)
  Midpapillary level demonstration 88.9 ± 32
   Complete left ventricle visualization 24/27 (88.9%)
   Papillary muscle visualization 24/27 (88.9%)
Apical View 62.96 ± 24.29
  Four-Chamber View 59.3 ± 34.4
   Left ventricle visualization 11/27 (40.7%)
   Right ventricle visualization 13/27 (48.1%)
   Mitral valve visualization 24/27 (88.9%)
   Tricuspid valve visualization 22/27 (81.5%)
   Atrium visualization 10/27 (37%)
  Two-Chamber View 61.7 ± 38.9
   Left ventricle visualization 14/27 (51.9%)
   Mitral valve visualization 23/27 (85.2%)
   Left atrium visualization 13/27 (48.1%)
  Three-Chamber View 67.9 ± 41.8
   Left ventricle visualization 15/27 (55.6%)
   Mitral valve visualization 21/27 (77.8%)
   Aortic valve visualization 19/27 (70.4%)
Subcostal View 57.78 ± 34.34
   Right ventricle visualization 18/27 (66.7%)
   Pericardial visualization 20/27 (74.1%)
   Interatrial septum visualization 11/27 (40.7%)
   Inferior vena cava visualization 16/27 (59.3%)
   Inferior vena cava respiratory variation visualization 13/27 (48.1%)