Description: Atrial septal defects are a common form of congenital heart disease. Recognition of the echocardiographic findings, pathophysiology, transcatheter and surgical management is crucial for sonographers and physicians caring for children and adults with congenital heart disease. In this module, the learner will hear talks from Stephen Sanders, MD, Michael Brook, MD, FASE, Harold Burkhart, MD, and Tim Slesnick, MD, FASE on the anatomy, surgical and transcatheter management, pre- and post-interventional imaging.
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2: Atrial Septal Defects
October 6, 2015
septal defects are a common form of congenital heart disease.
Recognition of the echocardiographic findings, pathophysiology,
transcatheter and surgical management is crucial for sonographers and
physicians caring for children and adults with congenital heart
activity is designed for all cardiovascular physicians, cardiac
sonographers, and nurses with a primary interest and knowledge base
in the field of echocardiography; in addition, residents,
researchers, clinicians, sonographers, and other medical
professionals with a specific interest in pediatric or congenital
heart disease would benefit from this program.
the end of this presentation, the viewer should be better able to:
the anatomic and pathologic features of the different forms of
atrial septal defects
the echocardiographic features and imaging planes that characterize
the presence and associated features of the different forms of
atrial septal defects
the echocardiographic features that impact the applicability for
catheter-based or surgical closure of atrial septal defects
the different techniques currently available to close secundum
atrial septal defects, and the risks and benefits associated with
Brook, MD, FASE
Slesnick, MD, FASE
to ACCME policy, ASE implemented mechanisms to resolve all conflicts
of interest prior to the planning and implementation of this
Burkhart, Dr. Sanders and Dr. Slesnick reported no actual or
potential conflicts of interest in relation to this presentation.
Brook reported a relationship with Zonare Ultrasound (Consultant/
Advisor) and Siemens Ultrasound (Research Grant Support)
ASE staff, contributors and CME Committee members who were involved
in the planning and implementation of this activity have no actual or
potential conflicts of interest in relation to his activity: Carolyn
Altman, MD, FASE, Jeane Baffa, MD, FASE, Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE, Adam
Dorfman, MD, FASE, Peter Frommelt, MD, FASE, Helen Ko, BS, RDMS,
RDCS, FASE, Wyman Lai, MD, MPH, FASE, Leo Lopez, MD, FASE, George
Lui, MD, Shiraz Maskatia, MD, Andrew Powell, MD, FASE, Beth Printz,
MD, PhD, FASE, Michael Puchalski, MD, FASE, Timothy Slesnick, MD,
FASE, Kenan Stern, MD, Adel Younoszai, MD, FASE, Ronna Yates,
Associate Manager of Education and CME
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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 patients condition.