8th Annual Sights and Sounds of Echocardiography

8th Annual Sights and Sounds of Echocardiography CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 8/14/17)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Radiologists, Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians

Series 8 (SSE8) Topics Include: Basics, Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases, Case Studies, Heart Disease, 3D Imaging, and more.

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Basics of Echocardiography: Review for Boards

Left Ventricular Systolic Function, Right Ventricle, Comprehensive Hemodynamics by Doppler Echocardiography
Diastolic Function, Stress Echocardiography: Theory and Practice, and Myocardial Mechanics

Myocardial, Pericardial Disease

Constrictive Pericarditis; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: State of the Art Multimodality Guidelines; Left Ventricular Non Compaction Syndrome;
Case Studies: Pericardial Tamponade; Case Studies: Variants of HCM; Case Studies: Left Ventricular Non Compaction; and Athlete Heart: Diagnostic Criteria - Guidelines Revisited

Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Classification of Cardiomyopathy; Epidemic of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction; LVADs: An Echocardiographic Perspective; and CRT Echocardiography Case Studies: Responder

Case Studies I: Doppler Strips, M-Mode, ACHD, MS/MR

Case Studies: Doppler Strips; M-Mode Echocardiography: Is It Still Alive?; Infective Endocarditis; and MS & MR Board Review Cases

Case Studies II: Aorta, Systemic Illness, IHD

Aortic Dissection, Aortic Ulcer, Intramural Hematoma; Systemic Disease and the Heart; Right Heart Pathologies: RV Dysplasia, Ebstein, RV Infarction Stress Echocardiography; and Case Studies: Infective Endocarditis. Vegetation, Abscess, Mitral Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa, Fistula

Gerbode, MI, Congenital VSD, Prosthetic Valves & ASD

Gerbode, A Very Unusual MI, Congenital VSD, Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis, and Primum ASD & Sinus Venosus ASD

Structural Heart Disease I

New Guidelines for Mitral Regurgitation: Operating on Asymptomatic Patients; Imaging the Mitral Valve; Percutaneous Interventions of the Mitral Valve: State of the Art; Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair; and Imaging Functional and Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

Structural Heart Disease II

Aortic Valve Stenosis; Asymptomatic Severe AS: New Valve Guidelines; Low Gradient, Low Output AS, Low Gradient, Normal EF AS; Prevention of Aortic Stenosis: Is This a Fantasy?; and TAVR: State of the Art 2014

Structural Heart Disease III

Imaging the Tricuspid Valve; Imaging the Right Ventricle; LA Appendage Occluders; and Case Studies With Management Issues

3D Imaging

3D Imaging: How To Get Started; 3D Imaging Case; 3D Echo & Fusion Imaging to Guide Transcatheter Procedures; and 3D TE

IAC Accreditation

IAC accreditation: Why? Do, Don't, Simplify; and IAC Accreditation: Everything You Wanted To Know

Sonographer Session I

Off Axis Imaging: When, How; Right Heart Study; Read With Me; and Speckle Tracking 101

Sonographer Session II

Role of Echocardiography in New Transcatherter Procedures For Valvular Heart Disease; and Most Challenging Cases

Course Objective

Following this enduring material, the participant should be able to:
1. Incorporate 2D/3D echocardiography/Doppler information in clinical
 decision-making, thereby transforming information to knowledge
2. Apply state-of-the-art practice of obtaining myocardial mechanics information
3. Quantitatively assess Doppler and color flow imaging
4. Assess LV function quantitatively (volumes, mass and EF)
5. Recognize the usefulness of Doppler for assessing hemodynamics
 and diastolic function
6. Describe the value and limitations of contrast echocardiography
7. Summarize the technology, indications and clinical uses of TEE
8. Identify roles of cardiovascular ultrasound for structural heart disease
9. Apply ASE/ACC/AHA guidelines for valvular heart disease
10. Apply knowledge of 3D echocardiography into clinical practice
11. Apply for IAC laboratory accreditation of the laboratory


Release Date: 8/15/14
CME Expiration: 8/14/17

This enduring material has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc. and Meetings By Mail. Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All or a portion of this educational activity may meet the CME requirements for IAC Echocardiography accreditation. Credits also may be used to meet ARDMS and CCI CME Requirements.