CME Information: 1.0 CME Credit, 1.0 ABIM MOC Point
CME Expiration Date: November 30, 2020
Professor of Medicine, Director, Interventional Echocardiography,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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3D Guidance of Catheter Based Interventions
CME Information: 1.0 credit
Release date: November 2017 Valid through: November 2020
Introduction/Statement of Need:
There has been a recent proliferation in percutaneous catheter-based structural heart interventions that are dependent on echocardiographic guidance. 2D echocardiography is currently the workhorse for guiding these procedures. However, 2D echocardiography provides a tomographic view of cardiac anatomy or pathology. With 3D echocardiography, views of cardiac anatomy and pathology that faithfully mirror reality are possible. Therefore, when feasible, 3D echocardiographic guidance of interventions are be ideal. It is intended that this webinar will help viewers appreciate the current and evolving role of 3D echocardiography, in particular, 3D transesophageal echocardiography in guiding catheter-based interventions, and 3D echo imaging limitations.
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 with a specific interest in pediatric and congenital heart disease may find this activity beneficial.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity the viewer will better be able to:
To gain insight into the usefulness of 3D TEE in guiding catheter-based mitral interventions
To develop an appreciation for the evolving role of 3D echocardiography in guiding other catheter-based interventions
To acquire a clear understanding of the prerequisites for 3D imaging to guide interventions and the current limitations of 3D echocardiography
To comprehend the importance of having a thorough knowledge of cardiac anatomy including the associated spatial coordinates and cardiac pathology when imaging with 3D echocardiography
Accreditation: The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: The American Society of Echocardiography designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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Joseph F. Maalouf, MD, FASE
According to ACCME policy, ASE implemented mechanisms to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the planning and implementation of this activity.
The following authors reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this webinar:
Joseph F. Maalouf, MD, FASE
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The following ACCME reviewers and ASE Staff reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this document:
Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE, Tia Gordon, RDCS, FASE, Christina LaFuria, Mary Lawson
The following ACCME reviewers, ASE Staff and CME editors reported relationships with one or more commercial interests: None
Method of Participation: Online Only
Estimated Time to Complete this Activity: 1.0 hours
Receiving CME Credit: To receive online CME credit for this activity, read the full activity then complete the posttest and evaluation. A score of 70% or higher is required for successful completion. You will be able to print your CME certificate immediately following successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
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