Echocardiography e-Learning Series

Major advances in diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology and surgical approaches have resulted in more accurate diagnosis and appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic interventions in valvular heart disease.

This series will present the background and disease pathology of mitral and tricuspid valve disease.

Echocardiography e-Learning Series

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiography and noninvasive vascular testing specialists, nurses, sonographers, pharmacists and respiratory technologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize basic concepts of strain echocardiography imaging. 
  • Identify the different applications of strain echocardiography imaging. 
  • Describe systematic protocol for left ventricular strain echocardiography imaging.
  • Demonstrate normal and abnormal strain echocardiography imaging findings and explain the criteria used in the diagnosis of disease.
  • Explain the clinical setting of diastology.
  • Define the pathophysiology from Normal →Grade I →Grade II →Grade III DD.
  • Assess echo parameters to interpret proper diastolic dysfunction.
  • Recognize the current guidelines for grading diastolic dysfunction.
  • Demonstrate the pathophysiology of right and left ventricular function. 
  • Assess echocardiography right ventricular and atrial chamber quantification.
  • Assess left ventricular wall motion abnormalities.
  • Determine the most appropriate treatment plan for patients with chronic venous insufficiency based on patient characteristics, duplex ultrasonography protocols and test findings.
  • Define low-gradient aortic stenosis.
  • Differentiate between the different types of low-gradient aortic stenosis.
  • Review hemodynamic terms associated with each subtype of low-gradient aortic stenosis.
  • Low-flow aortic stenosis.
  • Low-gradient aortic stenosis.
  • Review the algorithm for diagnosis and work-up of low-gradient aortic stenosis.
  • Recognize the anatomy and pathophysiology of mitral valve regurgitation.
  • Describe the details of TTE and TEE protocols.
  • Identify specific criteria used in the classification of disease severity.
  • Demonstrate the criteria used for patient selection.
Course Summary
Course opens: 
02/01/2022
Course expires: 
01/31/2023

Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D.
Cardiologist
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health Medial Group
Miami, Florida 

Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Alex Powell, M.D.
Medical Director, Interventional Radiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
Baptist Health South Florida
 
Alex Powell, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Planners/Conference Directors

Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, RVT, RDCS, RDMS
Cardiovascular Clinical Education and Credentialing 
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
Baptist Health South Florida

Muhammad Hasan, MBBCh, RPVI, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage

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

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

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., RPVI, FSIR
Medical Director, Noninvasive Lab, Baptist Hospital
Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida

Brian J. Schiro, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Medtronic and that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Penumbra.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated

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

 *Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of  6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advances in Echocardiography: Strain Without StressBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Echocardiography Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic FunctionBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Left Ventricle Wall Motion and Right Ventricle AssessmentBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Low-Gradient Aortic StenosisBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Lower Extremity Duplex in Chronic Venous InsufficiencyBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mitral Valve Disease ImagingBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
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