Table of Contents

The diagnostic echocardiography laboratory : structure, standards, and quality improvement.
3D echocardiography : principles of image acquisition, display, and analysis.
The comprehensive diagnostic transesophageal echocardiogram : integrating 2D and 3D imaging, Doppler quantitation, and advanced approaches.
Intraoperative and procedural echocardiography : basic principles.
Intracardiac echocardiography.
Point of care cardiac ultrasound : scope of practice, quality assurance, and impact on patient outcomes.
Quantitative evaluation of left ventricular structure, wall stress, and systolic function.
Myocardial mechanics : velocities, strain, strain rate, cardiac synchrony, and twist.
Left ventricular diastolic function.
Digital image processing and automated image analysis in echocardiography.
The role of echocardiographic evaluation in patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department.
Echocardiography in the coronary care unit : management of acute myocardial infarction, detection of complications, and prognostic implications.
Stress echocardiography for coronary ischemia.
Nonexercise stress echocardiography for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
Aortic stenosis : disease severity, progression, and timing of intervention.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation : role of echocardiography in patient selection, procedural planning and monitoring, and evaluation of outcomes.
Aortic valve regurgitation : quantitation of disease severity and timing of surgical intervention.
Mitral regurgitation : valve anatomy, regurgitant severity, and timing of intervention.
Transesophageal echocardiography for surgical repair of mitral regurgitation.
Transcatheter mitral valve repair : role of echocardiography in patient selection, procedural guidance, and evaluation of outcomes.
Mitral stenosis : patient selection, hemodynamic results, complications, and long-term outcome with balloon mitral commissurotomy.
Endocarditis : the role of echocardiography in diagnosis and clinical decision-making.
Fluid dynamics of prosthetic valves.
Echocardiographic recognition and quantitation of prosthetic valve dysfunction.
Dilated cardiomyopathy : the role of echocardiography in diagnosis and patient management.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy : echocardiography in diagnosis and management of patients.
Restrictive cardiomyopathy : diagnosis and prognostic implications.
Pericardial disease.
Cardiac transplantation : pretransplant and posttransplant evaluation.
Echocardiography in mechanical circulatory support : normal findings, complications, and speed changes.
Right ventricular anatomy, function, and echocardiographic evaluation.
Pulmonary hypertension : role of echocardiography in diagnosis and patient management.
Right-sided valve disease in adults.
Aortic dissection and trauma : value and limitations of echocardiography.
Echocardiographic findings in systemic diseases characterized by immune-mediated injury.
Echocardiography in nutritional and metabolic disorders.
Echocardiography in athletes.
Echocardiography in patients with inherited connective tissue disorders.
Aging changes seen on echocardiography.
Echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with a systemic embolic event.
The role of echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter.
Cardiac tumors.
Heart disease in pregnancy.
Congenital shunts.
Left heart anomalies.
Right heart anomalies.
Complex conotruncal anomalies.
Transposition of the great arteries.
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