Cardiac Hemodynamics

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Description

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 5/24/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/5/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/24/2019
Video Length: 00:56:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-CAH
DVD: VL-52-CAH
ISBN: 978-1-934864-76-0


Cardiac Hemodynamics

This ultrasound training video is designed to discuss the value of hemodynamics in cardiac ultrasound. The lecture will review how to utilize Doppler echocardiography to assess and calculate various pressures within the heart. Case examples will demonstrate the application of appropriate criteria for accurate diagnoses of numerous hemodynamic conditions.

  • Echocardiographic Assessment
  • Pressures within the Heart
  • Technical Caveats for Hemodynamic Calculations

Topics

  • Echocardiographic Assessment
  • Pressures within the Heart
  • Technical Caveats for Hemodynamic Calculations
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  1. State the value of echocardiographic assessment of cardiac hemodynamics.
  2. Demonstrate the various calculations used to assess the pressures within the heart.
  3. List technical caveats that may affect accuracy when performing hemodynamic calculations.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting adult cardiac ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Radiologist, Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Richard Palma  BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE,FSDMS

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute.
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Hartford, CT.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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