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Cardiovascular Diseases

Echo Revolution: Adult Echocardiography for Physicians and Sonographers

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply Doppler principles and hemodynamics to the assessment of valvular heart disease and the systematic assessment of prosthetic valves, and appreciate the surgical implications of these findings
  • Utilize appropriate methods of the quantitation of systolic function and practical assessment of diastolic function
  • Recognize the impact of appropriate use criteria for the echo assessment of ischemic heart disease and understand the echocardiographic features of mechanical complications of myocardial infarction
  • Identify the two-dimensional and Doppler finding of pericardial disease
  • Utilize advanced echocardiography imaging techniques in identification and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Identify characteristic echocardiographic features of cardiac tumors and masses, their pathologic correlates, and how they can be differentiated from artifacts
  • Recognize the potential and current utility of new technology in the field of echocardiography, including 3-D imaging and strain imaging.

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.