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Table 1 Criteria for diagnosing right ventricle dilation at point-of-care bedside echocardiography

From: Common pitfalls in point-of-care ultrasound: a practical guide for emergency and critical care physicians

Echocardiography view Criteria for right ventricle dilation
4-Chamber apical view Right/left ventricular end-diastolic diameter ratio >0.9
Parasternal long axis view Right ventricular end-diastolic diameter >30 mm
Subcostal view Right/left ventricular end-diastolic diameter ratio >0.7 or 0.9
  1. For the evaluation of the dimension of the right ventricle the preferred view should be the apical 4-chamber. The other views should be used as second choice in case of doubtful measure or impossibility to obtain a clear image