Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound

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1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 11/12/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 11/11/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 11/12/2019
Video Length: 00:52:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-CDU
DVD: VL-50-CD
ISBN: 978-1-934864-97-5


Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound

This ultrasound training video will provide an overview of basic Doppler principles and technology as it relates to the evaluation of the adult heart. Discussion will also include Doppler indications, standard Doppler views, timing and direction of blood flow, waveform characteristics and methods to quantify cardiac disease.

  • Indications for Doppler Echocardiography
  • Doppler Effect
  • Doppler Principles
  • Basic Spectral Doppler Concepts
  • Doppler Instrumentation
  • Valve Sampling
  • Doppler Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve
  • Pulmonary Venous Flow
  • Non-imaging Pedoff Windows
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging
  • Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds

Topics:
  • Indications for Doppler Echocardiography
  • Doppler Effect
  • Doppler Principles
  • Basic Spectral Doppler Concepts
  • Doppler Instrumentation
  • Valve Sampling
  • Doppler Measurements and Normal Values
  • Doppler Evaluation of Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid, and Pulmonic Valve
  • Pulmonary Venous Flow
  • Non-imaging Pedoff Windows
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging
  • Normal and Abnormal Heart Sounds
Objectives Upon completion of this enduring material activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  1. State the basics of Doppler including the use of PW and CW Doppler.
  2. Demonstrate system optimization for proper Doppler acquisition
  3. Summarize Doppler assessment of valves including the various windows to use in evaluating each valve.
  4. List Doppler measurement techniques & method to quantify disease
  5. Outline chamber pressures with velocity/pressure conversion
  6. Evaluate timing of flow (systole & diastole) and correlate with ECG

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals interested in performing and/or or interpreting adult echocardiography. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine, primary care physicians, PA’s and sonographers.

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 1.00 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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