- 4.75 AMA PRA category 1 CME Credits
- Printable Diploma
- 6 chapters
- More than 4.5 hours of video content
- 12 lectures
- Left ventricle report checklist
- Left ventricular measurements
Heart Chamber Quantification MasterClass
This course is dedicated to one of the most important topics in echocardiography: Imaging and quantification of “heart chambers and walls”. In 4.5 hours of high-quality video lectures, packed with demonstrations, hundreds of echo loops, case presentations, and illustrations we teach you how to get more out of your echo exam.
After completion of the course you will be able to assess heart chambers and walls with respect to:
Physiology and anatomy
How to image
Quantification of size and function
Reporting / grading of severity
Differential diagnosis of pathologies
Clinical implication of your findings
Learn which parameters you should obtain, what the normal values are and how to write your report. In six chapters we cover all four chambers of the heart and explain their anatomy and physiology. We show you how to best image these structures and to put this information into a clinical context.
Of course, we follow the guidelines, but be assured that we take a practical approach. After all, you will not need to use every parameter that can be measured. This is why we also look into the limitations and pitfalls of quantification. In the last chapter, we talk about Deformation Imaging and Speckle Tracking. A technique that already has changed the way we quantify regional and longitudinal function.
- Critical Care Physicians
- Primary care physicians
- Medical students
Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC
Birgit Sticht, SMC
Jens Uwe Voigt, MD, PhD
Left ventricular size and mechanics
Anatomic features of the LV
How does the heart contract?
How does the heart adapt?
When does the LV dilate?
Which measurements of size are available? How are the measurements performed? What are the normal values?
Quantification and problems of left ventricular function
Why is EF not always a good parameter? How do we assess LVF?
Which parameters are available? How are the measurements performed? Pitfalls in the assessment of LVF. How to „eyeball" LVF.
Clinical consequences of LV failure.
The right ventricle
Anatomic features of the right ventricle. How does the RV contract?
How to measure and grade RV size.
How are the measurements performed? Causes of RV dilatation and dysfunction. Clinical implications of right heart pathologies.
Left ventricular hypertrophy
Why does LVH develop?
What are the causes of LVH?
The „Athletes Heart“. Hypertensive heart disease.
How do we quantify and grade LVH? How are the measurements performed? Differential diagnosis of LVH.
The atria and summary
Anatomic features of the atria. Function of the atria.
How to measure and grade left atrial size. How are the measurements performed? What is the clinical implication of LA dilatation? Other pathologies of the atria and the IAS.
Speckle Tracking - Methodology and normal findings
What is Speckle Tracking Echocardiography? How does it relate to Tissue Doppler Imaging? How does STE help in the assessment of LV function? What are the normal values?
Are the strain measurements reliable?
How can it be used in clinical practice?