Stress Echocardiography

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 12/17/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 12/12/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 12/17/2019
Video Length: 00:56:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-SE
ISBN: 978-1-940954-02-8

Stress Echocardiography

This ultrasound training video provides a basic overview of exercise stress echo. A review of indications, specifications and examination protocols to perform a high quality exam is covered. In addition, image acquisition, selection and identification of coronary artery disease is included.

  • Indications & Benefits
  • Stress Echo vs' Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
  • Exam Protocols
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Normal & Abnormal Response


  • Indications & Benefits
  • Stress Echo vs' Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
  • Exam Protocols
  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Normal & Abnormal Response
Objectives After viewing this enduring material, the participant should be able to:
  1. List the indications and benefits of stress echocardiography
  2. State the sensitivity and specificity of stress echo compared with nuclear perfusion imaging
  3. Outline examination protocols for performing stress echocardiography and image acquisition
  4. Apply diagnostic criteria for interpreting stress echocardiograms
  5. Recognize normal and abnormal response to stress echo.

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, and other medical professional performing cardiac ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) internal medicine, primary care, cardiology, and critical care.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute


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 1.50 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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