ASE Guidelines for Performance, Interpretation, and Application of Stress Echocardiography in Ischemic Heart Disease

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 01:00PM - 02:00PM

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In this ASE Webinar, Dr. Patricia Pellikka, chair of the writing group, will present ASE's new 2020 Guidelines for Performance, Interpretation, and Application of Stress Echocardiography in Ischemic Heart Disease. The currently recommended methodology for performing stress echocardiography in patients with known or suspected ischemic heart disease will be discussed. Interpretation of stress echocardiography and its application to various clinical settings will be illustrated in video examples. New information from the guidelines regarding the role of quantitative assessment of ischemia will be described. The increasing role of stress echo in assessment of children and young adults will be explained. The requirements for training and maintenance of competency will be reviewed.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the currently recommended methods for performing exercise and pharmacologic stress echocardiography
  • Characterize the stress modality specific differences in left ventricular responses in the presence and absence of ischemia 
  • Interpret examples of stress echocardiography for assessment of ischemia in common clinical settings
  • Appreciate the role of quantitative regional assessment, including deformation imaging, in stress echocardiography
  • Understand the indications for stress echocardiography, including its application in children and young adults


Accreditation Statement:

The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Echocardiography designates this Webinar for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

ARDMS, CCI, Sonography Canada recognize ASE’s certificates and have agreed to honor the credit hours toward their registry requirements for sonographers.

The American Society of Echocardiography is committed to ensuring that its educational mission and all sponsored educational programs are not influenced by the special interests of any corporation or individual, and its mandate is to retain only those speakers whose financial interests can be effectively resolved to maintain the goals and educational integrity of the activity. While a monetary or professional affiliation with a corporation does not necessarily influence a presentation, the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME require that any relationships that could possibly conflict with the educational value of the activity be resolved prior to the activity and disclosed to the audience. Disclosures of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, have been indicated.


The information provided during this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s condition.

Speaker Disclosures:
The following faculty who were involved in the planning and development of this activity reported actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this activity:

Patricia A. Pellikka MD, FASE-Lantheus (Research Grant (including PI), GE Healthcare (Research Grant (including PI), OxThera (Research Grant (including PI), Bracco (Consultant, Advisor), NHLBI (Research Grant (including PI).

The ASE staff, Jennifer Goss-Medical Education Specialist, and the CME/peer reviewers involved in the planning and content development of this activity reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this activity.

Commercial Support: None

Method of Participation & Technical Requirements:
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Receiving Credit:

To receive CME credit for this activity, you must listen to the webinar in its entirety then proceed through the posttest and activity evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be able to print a copy of your CME certificate, and CME credits earned will be automatically transferred to your CME transcript. Please allow 1-4 weeks for your maintenance of certification (MOC) credits to be transferred to ABIM or ABP.

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Live Webinar Date: February 5th, 2020

(CME only awarded for Enduring Webinar)

Enduring Webinar Date: February 6th, 2020

Expiration Date for CME Credit: February 5th, 2023

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