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.
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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.
1. Left ventricular size & mechanics
2. Quantification & problems of left ventricular function
3. The right ventricle
4. Left ventricular hypertrophy
5. The atria & summary
6. Speckle Tracking – Methodology & normal findings