Revisions to Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults

A corrected version of the Chamber Quantification document was posted on January 16.  We recommend that you delete the old PDF, refresh your browser, and download the current version.  Most of the typos were in the supplemental tables that are shown after the references.  However, the legends for figures 11 and 12 were revised in the main manuscript.  If you’re not sure if the version you’re using is the final version, you can tell by checking the legend for figure 12.  The final sentence in the legend should be:

Attempting to measure what you believe to be 2 hinge-points (B and C) typically will measure within the sinuses of Valsalva and overestimate the annulus.

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CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast