Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review

Oakstone Clinical Update

Experts discuss the principles and current clinical practice of echocardiography, highlighting patient selection, study performance, interpretation, and reporting.

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Get experienced guidance regarding critically ill patients, patients with an echocardiographic assessment prior to cardiac intervention, and patients for whom echocardiograms are a necessary and regular evaluation.

Organized in four sections — general principles, disorders, modalities, and settings — this CME program focuses on contemporary clinical standards, in addition to presenting new available modalities, emerging indications, and new approaches, all of which have a dramatic impact on echocardiographic use. Oakstone’s Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review will help you:

  • Understand clinical indications and quality assurance issues
  • Recognize clinical uses, advantages, potential complications, and limitations of new available modalities
  • Know the techniques needed to evaluate various diseases and disorders
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings

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This CME program from Oakstone is available online or via audio MP3 CDs, so you can learn and earn credits from your home or office. Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review provides a maximum of 30.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Scott D. Solomon, MD
The Edward D. Frohlich
Distinguished Chair
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Zagreb School of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
University Hospital Center
Zagreb, Croatia

Credits: Earn a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

General Principles

  • Image Acquisition and Doppler Analysis - Prof. Dr. Jan D’hooge
  • The Echo Exam - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Clinical Indications and Quality Assurance - Rory B. Weiner, MD
  • Ventricular Systolic Function - Scott D. Solomon, MD, and Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Ventricular Diastolic Filling and Function - Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD
  • Hemodynamics in Echocardiography - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Imaging the Atria with Echocardiography - Marta Sitges, MD, PhD

Disorders

  • Coronary Artery Disease - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Echocardiography in Aortic Stenosis - Linda G. Gillam, MD, MPH, MACC, FASE
  • Aortic Regurgitation - Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Stenosis - Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Regurgitation - Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Prosthetic Valves - Linda G. Gillam, MD, MPH, MACC, FASE
  • Disease of the Myocardium - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • The Heart in Hypertension - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH
  • The Evaluation of Right Heart in Health and Disease - Judy R. Mangion, MD, FASE
  • Pulmonary Embolism - Scott D. Solomon, MD
  • Pericardial Disease - Christopher P. Appleton, MD
  • Congenital Heart Disease - Keri Shafer, MD, FACC
  • Cardiac Masses - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Diseases of the Aorta - Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc
  • Echocardiography in Infective Endocarditis - Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, MACC, FASE
  • Heart Failure - Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • Heart Disease Caused by Other Organ Systems - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH
  • Echocardiography in Cardio-Oncology - Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE
  • Imaging of Left Ventricular Assist Devices - Roberto M. Lang, MD

Modalities

  • Stress Echocardiography - Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography - F. Mookadam, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc (HRM)
  • Contrast Echocardiography - Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Three-Dimensional Echocardiography - Roberto M. Lang, MD
  • Handheld Echocardiography - Faraz Pathan, MBBS
  • Tissue Doppler and Strain Imaging - Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE
  • Deformation Imaging - Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD

Settings

  • Intraoperative Echocardiography - Douglas C. Shook, MD, FASE
  • Echocardiography in Structural Heart Disease and Interventions - Yee-Ping Sun, MD
  • Critical Care and Emergency Department Echocardiography - Elke Platz, MD, MS

Course Director

Scott D. Solomon, MD

  • The Edward D. Frohlich Distinguished Chair
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Physician
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Maja Cikes, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine
  • Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • University Hospital Center
  • Zagreb, Croatia

Speakers

Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Radiology, and Radiologic Science
  • Director, Echocardiography
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Christopher P. Appleton, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Director, Noninvasive Cardiology
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Worcester, MA

Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH

  • Co-Director, Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Framingham Heart Study
  • Framingham, MA
  • Director, Cardiovascular Population Sciences
  • Director, Public Health Research
  • Smidt Heart Institute
  • Associate Professor
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA

Prof. Dr. Jan D’hooge

  • Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • KU Leuven – University of Leuven
  • Leuven, Belgium

Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD

  • Head, Department of Cardiology
  • Oslo University Hospital
  • Professor, University of Oslo
  • Oslo, Norway

Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, MACC, FASE

  • Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair
  • Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medical Director
  • Cardiovascular Service Line
  • Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Interventional Echocardiography
  • Columbia University
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc

  • Co-Director, Thoracic Aortic Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE

  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Director, Penn Center for Quantitative Echocardiography
  • Director, Penn Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence
  • Philadelphia, PA

Roberto M. Lang, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • The University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FACC, FASE

  • M. Lowell Edwards Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, ONPRC
  • Division of Cardiometabolic Health
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • Portland, OR

Judy R. Mangion, MD, FASE

  • Associate Director
  • Echocardiography Lab
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Intra-Operative Echocardiography
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

F. Mookadam, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc(HRM)

  • Professor, Mayo Medical School
  • Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Medical Director, Cardio-Oncology Practice
  • Associate Chair, Research
  • Department of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director
  • Internal Medicine Residency
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Faraz Pathan, MBBS

  • Cardiologist
  • The Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • University of Tasmania
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Cardiologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Tasmania, Australia

Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA

  • Betty Knight Scripps Professor of
  • Cardiovascular Disease Clinic Research
  • Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Rochester, MN

Elke Platz, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Keri Shafer, MD, FACC

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Staff Cardiologist
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Douglas C. Shook, MD

  • Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
  • Director, Cardiac Interventional Anesthesia
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Marta Sitges, MD, PhD

  • Cardiovascular Institute
  • Hospital Clinic
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Barcelona, Spain

Yee-Ping Sun, MD

  • Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Structural Heart Disease Imaging Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Unit & Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Duke University Health System
  • Assistant Director, DCRI Clinical Trials
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Durham, NC

Rory B. Weiner, MD

  • Inpatient Medical Director
  • Cardiology Division<,/
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD

  • Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: January 31, 2020
Date Credits Expire: January 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 30.50 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of an online activity evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss image acquisition and Doppler analysis in echocardiography
  • Explain the clinical indications and quality assurance issues of echocardiography
  • Recognize the limitations and potential artifacts of an echocardiogram
  • Describe the techniques needed to evaluate mitral valve disease
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Explain the advantages of point-of-care handheld echocardiography
  • Appraise the clinical uses and potential complications of stress, exercise, transesophageal, and contrast echocardiography
  • Describe the principles and applications of three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings
  • Summarize the use of echocardiography in cardio-oncology as a tool to provide comprehensive insight into cardiac structure and function
  • Describe the therapeutic and prognostic implications for imaging the atria

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for cardiologists and others interested in echocardiography.