Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Protocols

Date: January 31, 2019

Time: 06:00PM - 07:00PM

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In the 2nd of this 2 webinar series “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination in Adults: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography”, Dr. Peter S. Rahko will discuss the difference between the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol and limited transthoracic echocardiography protocols, writing protocols, developing quality assurance programs as well as implementing these recommendations into daily practices. He will also provide information for how to acquire the standard set of echocardiography views and measurements to maximize diagnostic accuracy which will serve as a resource for protocol development for echocardiography laboratories.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the echocardiography images that should be acquired in the parasternal, apical, subcostal and suprasternal windows as part of the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography imaging protocol.
  2. Describe spectral Doppler measurements that should be obtained as part of the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol.
  3. State the color Doppler video clips that should be acquired as part of the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol.
  4. Describe the imaging protocol for studies that require the use of saline contrast.
  5. Describe the difference between the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography protocol and limited transthoracic echocardiography protocols.

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