Proper Echocardiographic Measurements: How and Why is a guideline-based product focused on the methods used to obtain measurements, including explanations describing why such methods are appropriate. This educational tool comprises a combination of didactic lectures and clinical questions. It can be used as a review for experienced sonographers, as well as a training tool for new or early-career sonographers and others who are interested in the practice of cardiovascular ultrasound. Topics include imaging measurements (2D vs. M-mode, LV linear dimensions, basal cardiac measurements, LV volume, LA volume, inferior vena cava, and right ventricle) as well as velocity measurements (spectral Doppler, mitral inflow, mitral annulus, pulmonary vein, mitral stenosis, tricuspid regurgitation, aortic valve, and HOCM).
Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography has multiple advantages for the visualization of cardiac anatomy, chamber quantification, and guidance of transcatheter interventions.
In this DVD, experts in 3D echocardiography address essential topics in a case-based approach with multiple examples. The DVD begins with history of the technology and moves to the basics of image acquisition and display. Subsequent lectures focus on chamber quantification and valvular heart disease. The use of 3D echocardiography to guide transcatheter interventions is also examined in depth. Finally, a vision for the future of 3D echocardiography, including virtual reality, fusion imaging, and holographic display is presented.
This teaching tool has multiple benefits including the capacity to quickly gain knowledge and improve your understanding of the capabilities of this novel imaging technique, the aptitude to visualize dynamic images in our clinical work, and an understanding of the potential future of 3D echocardiography.
This 3D echocardiography lecture series was created to help instruct and expand your knowledge and confidence of interpretation of this imaging modality. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.
These case-based, educational tools are for anesthesiologists, cardiologists, fellows, surgeons, and other interested individuals currently performing and/or interpreting transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for intraoperative procedures. Throughout these activities, surgical cases have been used to showcase the value of TEE in the perioperative setting. Topics include, but are not limited to: LV function, RV function, diseases of the aorta, aortic valve and root, LVOT (Including HCM), mitral valve stenosis, mitral valve regurgitation, tricuspid valve, atrial septum, and other intraoperative uses outside of monitoring and emergency diagnosis.
Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User introduces basic cardiac point-of-care ultrasound concepts for all stages of medical school. The curriculum is modular in format, allowing educators and learners to select the components needed to either enhance their existing ultrasound programming, or to use the modules as a starting point to deliver cardiovascular point-of-care education. Modules include anatomy, integration with the physical exam, pathology, 'teach the teacher', and testing themes. The Cardiovascular Point-of-Care Imaging for the Medical Student and Novel User is endorsed by ASE's partners, WINFOCUS and the Canadian Society of Echocardiography.