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Echo MasterClass

Heart Chambers and Walls

Chapter 3
Presenter: Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC
2 credits

What you will learn

Echo anatomy can be hard to grasp. Upon completion of 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.

  • Pathophysiology of heart chambers
  • What causes dilatation and dysfunction of the chambers
  • How to assess the size and function of the heart
  • What is relevant for the patient
  • How hypertension affects the heart
  • How to quantify left ventricular hypertrophy
  • What else causes left ventricular hypertrophy
  • The limitations of echocardiography with regard to quantification

Video lectures


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Binary Echo

Left ventricular hypertrophy - so what

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Water please

Dialysis and its consequence

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Case stories

Turn Lights On


Echocardiography is usually performed in the dark, but sometimes it makes sense to turn the lights on.

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Tour de France and the Heart – Part 2


How fast can you ride a bike? Read this thrilling Ultrasound Case.

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Challenging the Holy Grail of Echo


Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the “Holy Grail of cardiology”...

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Today I would like to test YOUR ECG skills. Lets see if you can match the ECG to the echocardiogram of the same patient. Learn everything you need to know.

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Nailing the Heart


This case presented by Dr. Marei Tarek from Egypt is really spectacular. Find out what happened in a carpenter's shop in Egypt.

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The Cloud Forest of Echocardiography


Textbooks and lectures are excellent sources of facts. However, these are not enough when one has to interpret images, such as those of an echo study.

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The Empty Heart


An unusual additional finding in this patient was that his left ventricular function was also poor - something one wouldn't expect in a right heart pathology.

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Detecting the Missing Link

We all know Sherlock Holmes solved complex crimes & puzzles. We have admired their ingenuity, their ability to see the invisible. Get our Free Echo Course now.

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TV kills you!


Thrilling ultrasound: researchers from the University of Queensland say every hour of TV watching after age 25 cuts almost 22 minutes off your lifespan.

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Nothing but baseball


When young people enter your echo lab you never know whether you should be happy. Am I right?

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Fact sheets


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