20 chapters that will make you an echo expert

Chapter 1

1:43:00
Just enough background for you to really understand echocardiography. We know you don’t want to become physicist, so we’ll stick to what really matters! Also learn here how to uses the scanner and what you can do to optimize your images.
2 credits

Chapter 2

1:56:00
The hands-on wisdom of echocardiography. Echo windows and views, The practical tips no one ever teaches you during on-site courses or in books. This chapter is full of demos that will show you how to scan.
2 credits

Chapter 3

1:46:00
Echo anatomy can be hard to grasp. After completing this chapter, you will know exactly where and how to find the different cardiac structures and how to quantify the size and function of the heart chambers.
2 credits

Chapter 4

0:46:00
A difficult topic, but we try to make it easy for you. Take a look at the section “A simple approach” an see how diastology can help you in your daily clinical practice.
1 credits

Chapter 5

0:40:00
Left ventricular function is not the only thing to look at in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. See how echo can help to understand symptoms, prognosis and treatment options for such patients.
1 credits

Chapter 6

0:43:00
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypertensive heart disease and athletes heart have very similar features. Learn more and find out how to distinguish them. Also learn how echo can help to assess the risk for sudden cardiac death.
1 credits

Chapter 7

0:23:00
A rare disease indeed. However, as an echocardiographer you should be able to recognize it. In this chapter, we will teach you some useful tips and tricks for making the right diagnosis.
1 credits

Chapter 8

1:18:00
Have you ever struggled with the assessment of regional wall motion abnormalities? Can you differentiate ischemic- from dilated cardiomyopathy. Here you will find lots of examples and background knowledge that will help you to excel.
2 credits

Chapter 9

1:09:00
Is aortic stenosis present? Is it severe? Is surgery required? Are new treatment options an alternative? Watch the lecture, it will answer these questions.
2 credits

Chapter 10

0:49:00
Understand the hemodynamics of “Volume overload” and learn our integrative approach to assess aortic regurgitation. See more than others by following our step-by-step approach.
2 credits

Chapter 11

1:05:00
Learn about the different features of rheumatic heart disease. What are the pitfalls when you try to quantify the severity of mitral stenosis? These and other topics will be covered in this chapter.
1 credits

Chapter 12

1:41:00
Here you will find in-depth knowledge that will help you to determine the severity of mitral regurgitation, which factors determine if a patients should undergo valve surgery and what the mechanism of mitral regurgitation is. A special section is dedicated to practical issues such as how to view the specific portions of the mitral valve and how to find the origin of a jet.
2 credits

Chapter 13

0:49:00
We like this valve and you should too. It’s often overlooked. There are a many conditions that can affect the tricuspid valve. Tricuspid regurgitation is common! Learn more about tricuspid valve pathologies, how to image them and what the sequels are.
1 credits

Chapter 14

1:39:00
Prosthetic valves can be a blessing if they work and a curse if they don’t. Can you tell from the echo which valve was implanted? Does the patient have prosthetic valve dysfunction? What are the pitfalls and limitations of echo in this patient group? This chapter will answer these and other questions.
2 credits

Chapter 15

1:29:00
Endocarditis is a truly exciting disease. It can be a real challenge to make the right diagnosis. We provide countless examples that will help you to see how variable the presentation of endocardits can be and which other things must me considered. We cover: native valve-, prosthetic valve-, pacemaker- and non-bacterial endocarditis.
2 credits

Chapter 16

1:19:00
Early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension is crucial for the prognosis of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Echocardiography is the primary diagnostic tool to do so. In this chapter we will show you how to detect pulmonary hypertension and what to do if direct measurements of pulmonary pressure using the tricuspid valve signal is not possible.
2 credits

Chapter 17

1:02:00
The aorta can also be visualized with echo! We will show you how. Diseases such as aortic aneurysms, dissection, aortic syndromes and congenital abnormalities of the aorta are covered here.
1 credits

Chapter 18

1:02:00
Many problems can affect the pericardium - some of them are life-threatening. Just think of tamponade. The emergency echo tips in this chapter might save your next night on call. So you better get started on that chapter right away!
2 credits

Chapter 19

1:04:00
In this chapter, you will learn an easy approach on how to recognize different tumors and masses using echocardiography. We will teach you some simple mnemonics that will help you memorize the most common problems once you’re back with your patients.
1 credits

Chapter 20

1:18:00
Learn about the most common congenital defects in an adult population. Here we cover shunt lesions such as atrial and ventricular septal defects and ductus arteriosus. Other congenital defects are covered in other chapters (disease of the aorta, aortic valve disease, tricuspid valve etc. )
2 credits