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[Suprasternal M-mode echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases in adults].

@article{Kasper1982SuprasternalME,
  title={[Suprasternal M-mode echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases in adults].},
  author={Wolfgang Kasper and Thomas Meinertz},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  year={1982},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={
          466-72
        }
}
The study describes the technique and standardized evaluation of suprasternal M-mode echocardiography. The day-to-day variability of suprasternal echoparameters was tested in 7 subjects studied on five consecutive days. The variation coefficient found ranged from 3.5 to 6%. The interobserver variability were tested by evaluation of 127 suprasternal echocardiograms from two investigators independently. Absolute values differed slightly in only 2 out of 8 parameters between both investigators by… 
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Diagnostik kardiovaskulärer Erkrankungen mit Hilfe der suprasternalen M-mode Echokardiographie
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The suprasternal approach can be used to image the aortic arch, the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium, and may help to differentiate between supraventricular and ventricular rhythm disturbances.