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Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review

Oakstone Clinical Review

Achieve better clinical outcomes with this expertly informed CME program that delivers the latest best practices for the effective use of echocardiography.

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Use Echocardiography to Improve Clinical Outcomes

In this Oakstone comprehensive review, you’ll get expert information on the principles and current clinical practice of echocardiography to help you prepare for exams and earn CME credits from your home or office.

Used correctly, echocardiography is an important tool that can improve clinical outcomes in cardiac patients. Oakstone’s Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review will help you:

  • Select the right patients for echocardiography
  • Understand clinical indications and quality assurance issues
  • Recognize clinical uses, advantages, potential complications, and limitations of new available modalities
  • Know the techniques needed to evaluate various diseases and disorders
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings

Discover New Guidelines

This CME program from Oakstone is available online, via DVD video, or audio MP3 CDs, so you can learn and earn credits from your home or office. Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review provides you a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Directors:
Scott D. Solomon, MD
The Edward D. Frohlich
Distinguished Chair
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
University Hospital Center Zagreb
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
Zagreb, Croatia

Credits: Earn a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

General Principles

  • Image Acquisition and Doppler Analysis - Jan D’hooge, MD
  • The Echo Exam - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Clinical Indications and Quality Assurance - Rory B. Weiner, MD
  • Ventricular Systolic Function - Scott D. Solomon, MD; Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Ventricular Diastolic Filling and Function - Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD
  • Hemodynamics in Echocardiography - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD

Disorders

  • Coronary Artery Disease - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Aortic Stenosis - Amil M. Shah, MD
  • Aortic Regurgitation - Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Stenosis - Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Regurgitation - Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Prosthetic Valves - Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH
  • Disease of the Myocardium - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • The Heart in Hypertension - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH
  • The Evaluation of Right Heart in Health and Disease - Judy R. Mangion, MD, FASE
  • Pulmonary Embolism - Scott D. Solomon, MD
  • Pericardial Disease - Christopher P. Appleton, MD
  • Congenital Heart Disease - Keri Shafer, MD, FACC
  • Cardiac Masses - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Diseases of the Aorta - Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc
  • Endocarditis - Pravin V. Patil, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Heart Failure - Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • Heart Disease Caused by Other Organ Systems (Renal, Endocrine, Obesity, Rheumatologic) - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH

Modalities

  • Stress Echocardiography - Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography - Farouk Mookadam, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc(HRM)
  • Contrast Echocardiography - Jonathan R. Lindner, MD
  • Three-Dimensional Echocardiography - Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FRCP
  • Handheld Echocardiography - Faraz Pathan, MBBS
  • Tissue Doppler and Strain Imaging - Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE
  • Deformation Imaging - Thor Edvardsen, MD

Settings

  • Intraoperative Echocardiography - Douglas C. Shook, MD
  • Interventional Echocardiography - Alexandra Gonçalves, MD, PhD, MMSc, FESC
  • Critical Care and Emergency Department Echocardiography - Elke Platz, MD, MS

Course Co-Directors

Scott D. Solomon, MD

  • The Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

Maja Cikes, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine &
  • University Hospital Center Zagreb
  • Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Zagreb, Croatia

Speakers

Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Radiology and Radiologic Science
  • Director, Echocardiography
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Christopher P. Appleton, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Worcester, MA

Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH

  • Associate Physician
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jan D’hooge, MD

  • Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • KU Leuven – University of Leuven
  • Leuven, Belgium

Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Consultant
  • Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Thor Edvardsen, MD

  • Head, Department of Cardiology
  • Oslo University Hospital
  • Professor, University of Oslo
  • Oslo, Norway

Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH

  • Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Alexandra Gonçalves, MD, PhD, MMSc, FESC

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Porto Medical School
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Senior Medical Director
  • Global Cardiology Ultrasound
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Andover, MA

Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Interventional Echocardiography
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc

  • Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FRCP

  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology
  • Director, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories
  • Section of Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Center
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • The University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Jonathan R. Lindner, MD

  • M. Lowell Edwards Professor of Cardiology
  • Knight Cardiovascular Institute
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Portland, OR

Judy R. Mangion, MD, FASE

  • Associate Director
  • Echocardiography Lab
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Intra-Operative Echocardiography
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

F. Mookadam, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc(HRM)

  • Professor, Mayo Medical School
  • Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Medical Director, Cardio-Oncology Practice
  • Associate Chair, Research, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director
  • Internal Medicine Residency
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Faraz Pathan, MBBS

  • Cardiologist, The Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • University of Tasmania
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Cardiologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Tasmania, Australia

Pravin V. Patil, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • Temple Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA

  • Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Consultant, Department of Cardiology
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Elke Platz, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Keri Shafer, MD, FACC

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Staff Cardiologist
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Amil M. Shah, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Co-Director, Cardiac Imaging Core Laboratory
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Douglas C. Shook, MD

  • Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
  • Director, Cardiac Interventional Anesthesia
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Unit & Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Duke University Health System
  • Assistant Director, DCRI Clinical Trials
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Durham, NC

Rory B. Weiner, MD

  • Inpatient Medical Director
  • Cardiology Division
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Director
  • Noninvasive Laboratory
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: August 1, 2016
Date Credits Expire: August 1, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete: 28.25 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of an online activity evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss image acquisition and Doppler analysis in echocardiography
  • Explain the clinical indications and quality assurance issues of echocardiography
  • Recognize the limitations and potential artifacts of an echocardiogram
  • Describe the techniques needed to evaluate mitral valve disease
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Explain the advantages of point-of-care handheld echocardiography
  • Appraise the clinical uses and potential complications of stress, exercise, transesophageal, and contrast echocardiography
  • Describe the principles and applications of three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for cardiologists and others interested in echocardiography.

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