Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 8/13/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 8/8/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 8/13/2019
Video Length: 1:16:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-HFD
ISBN: 978-1-934864-95-1

Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony

This ultrasound training video is designed to review the echocardiographic characteristics associated with heart failure and dyssynchrony. Proper assessment of dyssynchrony can be a challenging task. There are multiple methods and philosophies applied to dyssynchrony related heart failure. Correct determination of the degree of dyssynchrony can determine treatment options ranging from device implementation to medical intervention.

  • Role of Ultrasound
  • What is Dyssynchrony?
  • Atrioventricular Dyssynchrony
  • Interventricular Dyssynchrony
  • Intraventricular Dyssynchrony
  • Abnormal Loading Conditions
  • Tissue M-Mode Evaluation
  • TDI Dyssynchrony
  • Speckle Measurement Basics
  • 3D Imaging for Dyssynchrony

  • Role of ultrasound in the evaluation of CHF
  • What is dyssynchrony?
  • Atrioventricular dyssynchrony
  • Interventricular dyssynchrony
  • Intraventricular dyssynchrony
  • Abnormal loading conditions
  • Tissue M-Mode evaluation
  • TDI dyssynchrony
  • Speckle measurement basics
  • 3D imaging for dyssynchrony
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  • State origins and impacts dyssynchrony can have on heart failure
  • Outline assessment techniques to determine dyssynchrony
  • Differentiate inter-ventricular dyssynchrony
  • Recognize dyssynchrony patterns

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals involved in performing and/or or interpreting echocardiographic evaluation of dyssynchrony related heart failure.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, FL.
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 1.50 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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