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Cardiovascular Diseases

Mayo Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain basic physical principles of ultrasound and instrumentation
  • Correlate cardiac gross pathology with echocardiographic images
  • Evaluate cardiac chamber size, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, and right ventricular systolic function
  • Analyze and interpret echocardiographic-derived hemodynamic data
  • Interpret transesophageal images and distinguish attributes and limitations versus transthoracic echocardiography
  • Evaluate acute and chronic ischemic heart disease using standard and stress echocardiography
  • Diagnose and quantify etiology and severity of native and prosthetic valvular heart disease
  • Distinguish and differentiate causes of heart failure, cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease
  • Diagnose and differentiate cardiac masses
  • Diagnose and distinguish diseases of the aorta
  • Identify echocardiographic features of systemic disease with associated cardiac involvement
  • Integrate newer echocardiographic technologies to complement or supplement standard 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.