CME Information: 2.0 Credits
Expiration Date: Jan. 31, 2020
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very useful review of most applicable point in TTE
Very good review.
Very informative and an excellent review of TTE exam.
Appreciate this well put together review- now on my favorites to refer back to on daily bases in the lab
“Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography”
CME Information: 2.00 credits
Release date: Jan. 2019 Valid through: Jan. 2020
Introduction/Statement of Need:
The ASE has convened this writing group to establish new guidelines for the performance of comprehensive TTE examination. Our purposes are to (1) establish the content of a comprehensive TTE examination, (2) provide recommendations for technical performance and appropriate use of instrumentation during the examination, (3) provide guidance for the integration of the various ultrasound-based imaging modalities into the comprehensive examination, and (4) describe best practices for the measurement and display of the data generated by the comprehensive examination. It should be noted that pathology- specific measurements are beyond the scope of this document.
This activity is designed for all cardiac sonographers and cardiovascular physicians with a primary interest and knowledge base in the field of echocardiography; in addition, residents, researchers, clinicians, intensivists, and other medical professionals.
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Carol Mitchell, PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE Co-Chair, Peter S Rahko, MD, FASE Co-Chair, Lori A. Blauwet, MD, FASE, Barry Canaday, RN, MS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, Joshua A. Finstuen, MA, RT(R), RDCS, FASE, Michael C. Foster, BA, RCS, RCCSW, RDCS, FASE, Kenneth Horton, ACS, RCS, FASE, Kofo O. Ogunyankin, MD, FASE, Richard A. Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, and Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FASE, Madison, Wisconsin; Rochester, Minnesota; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Durham, North Carolina; Salt Lake City, Utah; Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria; and Hartford, Connecticut
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Peter S. Rahko, MD, FASE, Lori A. Blauwet, MD, FASE, Barry Canaday, RN, MS, RDCS, RCS, FASE, Joshua A. Finstuen, MA, RT(R), RDCS, FASE, Michael C. Foster, BA, RCS, RCCS, RDCS, FASE, Kenneth Horton, ACS, RCS, FASE, Kofo O. Ogunyankin, MD, FASE
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Carol Mitchell, PhD, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE, authored a textbook for Davies Publishing Inc., and authorship with royalties for Elsevier and Wolters-Kluwer. Richard A. Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, has served on the speaker bureau for Lantheus Medical Imaging and as a faculty speaker for Gulf Coast Ultrasound. Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FASE, received cardiovascular research grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Am- gen, General Electric, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and Pfizer and has served as a consultant for ABIOMED, Amgen, Merck, New Century Health, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and Philips Ultrasound
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Reviewers included Jayashri Aragam, MD, FASE; Bonita Anderson, MApplSC, DMU, AMS, ACS, AFASA, FASE; Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE; Gregory Ensing, MD, FASE; Alan Finley, MD, FASE; Edward Gill, MD, FASE; Amer Johri, MD, FASE; James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE; Wyman Lai, MD, MPH, FASE; Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE; G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE; Michael Main, MD, FASE; Elizabeth McIlwain, MPH, RCS, FASE; Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(r), FASE; Geoffrey Rose, MD, FASE; Liza Sanchez, RCS, FASE; Elaine Shea, ACS, RCS, RCCS, FASE; Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE
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