New! The Sonographers Course: Case-Based Learning Sessions
Who Is This Course For?
This course is intended for cardiologists, echocardiography technicians, and medical professionals interested in a general review of echocardiography and by the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Apply the ASE standard document for quantification of left and right ventricular size and function (systolic and diastolic)
- Estimate myocardial function using standard M-mode and 2-D echocardiography as well as newer modalities such as 3-D echocardiography, contrast, and strain imaging
- Use echocardiographic and Doppler methods to assess hemodynamics, valvular disease, pericardial disease, and cardiac function
- Employ qualitative and quantitative measures to describe the severity of valvular heart disease including prosthetic valve disease and apply the current ASE guidelines
- Restate the current utility of echocardiography in heart failure diagnosis and therapy including the evaluation of ventricular assist devices
- Use echocardiography (transthoracic and stress echo) in valvular and coronary heart disease including the use of contrast and diastolic stress testing as described in the ASE guidelines
- Recognize the utility of transesophageal and intracardiac imaging in management decisions for various cardiac abnormalities and in various settings (eg, intensive care unit, interventional lab, operating room) as per new ASE guidelines and consensus statements
- Explain the complementary use of other imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and vascular imaging
- Recognize the echocardiographic presentation of pediatric and congenital heart disease
This activity is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and partially funded through educational grants from commercial supporters.