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Cardiovascular Diseases

The Heart Beat of Cardiology: Practical Application of Echocardiography

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity, apply current guidelines, and use the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) standard for quantification
  • Apply conventional and tissue Doppler techniques to diastolic function analysis
  • Interpret stress echocardiographic examinations
  • Identify and differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, and restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluate application of contrast echocardiography such as myocardial contrast echocardiography, pitfalls associated with contrast, and avoiding them in daily practice

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.