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Cardiovascular Diseases

Echocardiography: Central Role in Decision-Making

Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate the application of Doppler principles to assessing hemodynamics
  • Assess the role of echocardiography in demonstrating causes of right ventricular enlargement
  • Recognize the role of echocardiography evaluating patients with pulmonary hypertension
  • Demonstrate the role of echocardiography in interventional valve procedures
  • Define advantages of stress echocardiography and use of contrast in evaluation of patient with dyspnea
  • Apply new echocardiographic principles in assessment of ventricular function
  • Identify echocardiographic and pathological features of common cardiac masses

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.