Skip to content

TAPSE for RV Assessment

cardiac assessment and resuscitation in the peri-intubation period


how bad & acute or chronic

POCUS can be used to quickly evaluate for RV dysfunction and potential cardiovascular collapse in the peri-intubation period. The apical 4-chamber view and TAPSE are key components of assessing the RV.

measuring tapse

Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion or (TAPSE) has a strange name but is simple to measure. It’s done in the apical 4 chamber view using m-mode. We show you how to do it here. Is the measurement less than 1.6cm? That means poor contractility.


  1. Look for this tabletop card & snap the QR code.
  2. Begin with the self-guided resources to practice in a judgement free zone
  3. Connect with a remote coach
  4. Work with an in person coach at one of our live events.

Coming Soon

What’s Next

You could stop here but why would you? Explore all the content on this top by visiting the rest of the posters within this learning installation, including training labs, deliberate practice, and expert coaching stations, or return to the online masterclass for more.

Back to the Top
%d bloggers like this: