Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Testing Lecture Series: Echocardiography Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function

January 14, 2021

Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular diastolic function is an integral part of the routine evaluation of patients presenting with symptoms of unexplained exertional dyspnea or heart failure. This educational activity will present the current guidelines for diastolic function assessment using echocardiography, including two-dimensional (2D) and Doppler parameters to grade diastolic dysfunction. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, nurses, sonographers, respiratory therapists

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the clinical setting of left ventricular diastolic function assessment. 
  • Identify components of the echocardiographic assessment. 
  • Recognize how to interpret the current guidelines and diagnostic criteria of left ventricular diastolic function assessment.
     

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
12/07/2020
Course expires: 
02/25/2021
Event starts: 
01/14/2021 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
01/14/2021 - 7:30pm
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United States

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., MPH, FACC, FASE                                
Cardiologist
Medical Director of Cardiac and Structural Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., disclosed that he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Abbott Laboratories, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

 
Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D.

Cardiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health Medial Group
Miami, Florida 

Socrates V. Kakoulides, 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.
 

Planning Group Disclosures

Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).Planning Group Disclosures

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., disclosed that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Abbott Laboratories, and his participation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved product usage.

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and the he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Penumbra and Sirtex. Dr. Schiro has also disclosed that his lecture will include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1.5 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-804500, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1.5 credit hours for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists (personal growth). Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Sonographers and vascular technologists may use these credits to fulfill their ARDMS requirements. The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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