On cardiac ultrasound images are often seen structures in the heart or pericardium that can be mistaken for tumors or other diseases. Below an overview of normal cardiac structures that are common mistaken for other structures.
Location of structures that can be visualized in the heart
|Coumadin ridge, ridge between Left pulmonary vein and LAA
|Atrial suture line after heart transplant
|Atrial septal aneurysm
|Lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum
|Twisted descending aorta
|Christa terminalis (ridge between IVC and SVC).
|Congenital valve residues (Eustachian valve, Chiari network, Thebesian band).
|Trabeculae in RAA.
|Atrial suture line after heart transplantation.
|Catheter, lines, pacemaker wires
|High intentity transient spots at prostethic valves
|Catheter, pacemaker wires
|Noduli of Arantius
|Redundant valve tissue
|Fibrinous debris in chronic pericardial effusion
The information above comes from Echocardiografie.nl. Last changed on: 4 September 2023.