Left Ventricle Wall Motion and Right Ventricle Assessment

This lecture will present the critical role of echocardiography in the assessment of right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions and left ventricular wall motion abnormalities to determine prognosis.

Original Release Date: July 2021
Review Date: February 2023

Target Audience

Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, sonographers and vascular technologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and physician assistants. 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the pathophysiology of right and left ventricular function. 
  • Assess echocardiography right ventricular and atrial chamber quantification.
  • Assess left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. 
Additional information
  • Lang, R.M., Badano, L.P., et al (2015). Recommendations for Cardiac Chamber Quantification by Echocardiography in Adults: An Update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 28(1), 1-39.e14.  
  • Gjesdal, O., Remme, E.W., Opdahl, A., Skulstad, H., Russell, K., Kongsgaard, E., & Smiseth, O.A. (2011). Mechanisms of abnormal systolic motion of the interventricular septum during left bundle branch block. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 4(3), 264-273. 
  • Rahman, M.A., Ahsan, S., Siddique, M.A., Habib, S., Salim, M.A., Akhtar, G., Hossain, M.M., Khaled, M.F., Kabir, M.F., Moshed, S., & Islam, L.M. (2015). Immediate and midterm impact of percutaneous transvenous mitral valve commisurotomy (PTMC) on right ventricular function. University Heart Journal, 9 (2), 88-98. 
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ABS MOC II
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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Socrates V. Kakoulides, M.D.
Medical Director, Diagnostic Center
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health Medical Group

Socrates V. Kakoulides, 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.

Conference Directors

Elliott J. Elias, M.D., disclosed that he is a member of the speakers’ bureau for Abbott Laboratories. 

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 and Medtronic. 

Muhammad Hasan, MBBch, RPVI, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose. 

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.

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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 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.


American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME -  Vascular Surgery

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 ABS MOC II
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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