Artificial Intelligence, Point-of-Care Ultrasound With the Smartphone, and Cardiovascular Disease

Echocardiography is the foundation for diagnostic cardiac testing, allowing for direct identification and management of various conditions. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has emerged as an invaluable tool for bedside diagnosis and management. Dr. Damian Chaupin will address the current use and clinical applicability of POCUS to identify, triage and manage a wide spectrum of cardiac conditions.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Interventional Radiologists, General Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Intensivists, General Surgeons, Gynecologists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Pharmacists, Radiologic Technologists and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize indications for the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for management of the cardiovascular patient.
  • Assess the effectiveness of POCUS in the simultaneous acquisition and interpretation of ultrasound images at the patient’s point of need.
  • Identify patients who would benefit from the use of POCUS to improve their treatment outcomes.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Kovell, L. C., Ali, M. T., Hays, A. G., Metkus, T. S., Madrazo, J. A., Corretti, M. C., ... & Mukherjee, M. (2018). Defining the role of point-of-care ultrasound in cardiovascular disease. The American journal of cardiology, 122 (2018) 1443-1450.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2019
Course expires: 
04/01/2021

Damian Chaupin, M.D.
Cardiologist
Baptist Health Medical Group Cardiology
Miami, Florida

Damian Chaupin, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Marcus St. John, M.D., conference director, indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Abiomed.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/01/2019
Course expires: 
04/01/2021
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