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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cases in Echocardiography, Cardiac CT & MRI

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Optimize selection of imaging modalities to aid in clinical decision making for evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease
  • Identify normal and abnormal features of patients with prosthetic valves
  • Identify the pitfalls of interpretation with exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography
  • Apply Doppler hemodynamics into clinical decision-making in patients with heart failure symptoms with both normal and abnormal systolic function
  • Use a systematic approach to echocardiography for patients with complex congenital heart disease
  • Recite the utility of echocardiography in patients with acute ischemic syndromes and other acute illnesses requiring admission to the intensive care unit
  • Identify common indications and potential pitfalls for intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.