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Understanding the Echo Report for Primary Care

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Understanding the Echo Report for Primary Care

Time: November 16, 2015 to November 19, 2015
Location: AHEC
Street: 8502 TYBOR DR
City/Town: HOUSTON
Website or Map: https://store.aheconline.com/…
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Larry Carney
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2014

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Event Description

Register early and save! Please register early and reserve your place by providing payment to avoid an additional $25 fee required for registrations given within two (2) weeks of the course.

The interpretation of an echocardiogram has become more than just evaluating wall motion abnormalities to calculate an ejection fraction. Current equipment provides the clinician with a wealth of information unimagined several years ago. Interpreters find it increasingly difficult to make sense of the reams of information provided by the cardiac sonographer. This course will provide you with real world case studies to sharpen your interpretive skills. You will see both normal, and a wide variety of pathology, along with the appropriate echocardiographic views and data necessary to make the correct interpretation. You will also be presented with typical diagnostic challenges such as poor imaging windows and limited data to help you develop techniques to get the most useful information possible from the exam. Physicians applying for credentials, accreditation, or reaccreditation will find this a valuable means to quickly and efficiently acquire documentation for additional case studies and CME.

Course Topics

  • 2-D measurements
  • M-Mode analysis
  • Color flow Doppler
  • Pulsed and Continuous Doppler measurements and analysis
  • Continuity equation
  • Simpson’s method of Disks
  • Tissue Doppler
  • Diastology
  • Systolic dysfunction
  • Contrast media
  • Analysis of valvular regurgitation
  • Valvular stenosis and Valve area
  • Pulmonary artery pressure measurements
  • Current ASE requirements for a complete Transthoracic Echocardiogram

CME Credits

  • “The Advanced Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
  • “The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Faculty: Terry J Zwakenberg, BS, RRT, RDCS, RVT

Dates/Location: All in Houston, Texas

  • February 8
  • May 18
  • September 13

Hours: 8am – 5pm

Fee: $635

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