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Course Description

This program is designed to provide the clinician and advanced sonographer with an update of multiple echocardiographic techniques in the assessment and application of these modalities in clinical decision making. The focus will be on providing guidance for optimal utilization of echocardiography in managing structural and valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and endocarditis.

Attendees will learn about the most current and relevant research studies, receive updates on new guidelines, and hear experts analyze cutting-edge technical innovations. This program will also be of value for physicians who are preparing for initial board certification or a maintenance of certification assessment in general cardiology and echo boards.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers, internists, intensive care/critical care practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who desire an update on state-of-the-art advancements in echocardiography.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the most appropriate methods for imaging and quantifying structural heart disease using basic and advanced techniques
  • Utilize cardiovascular imaging modalities to aid in clinical decision making for evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease
  • Recognize the utility of echocardiography in patients with acute ischemic syndromes and other acute illnesses requiring admission to the intensive care unit
  • Define the role of echocardiography to diagnose and manage endocarditis.
  • Describe a systematic approach to imaging in adult congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies.
  • Discuss the use and value of echocardiography in assessing diastolic function and strain imaging
  • Improve confidence for taking the initial certification exam or one of the maintenance of certification assessment options for the general cardiology and echo boards.