Practice using a systematic approach to evaluating a thoracic study, paying special attention to the cardiac silhouette within the middle mediastinum.
Identify the following anatomic structures in the images from this case: left atrium, left ventricle, right atrium, right ventricle, aorta, cranial lobar vessels, caudal lobar vessels, main pulmonary artery.
Understand the opacity of the blood within the heart and the opacity of the heart.
Understand why many structures within the mediastinum are difficult to visualize.
Understand the basics associated with why the heart’s shape changed in this case.
Understand where you might hear a murmur in this case and what type of murmur you would expect to hear.
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