Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies

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1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 1/8/2015
Reviewed for content accuracy: 1/9/2018
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 1/9/2020
Video Length: 0:54:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-EEC
ISBN: 978-1-940954-42-4

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiomyopathies

This ultrasound training video material is designed to provide an introduction to the 2D evaluation of cardiomyopathies.

  • Hypertrophic Cardioymopathy
  • Restrictic/Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhthmogenic RV Cardiomyopathy
  • Tako Tsubo
  • Apical Balloon Syndrome: LV Non-Compaction
  • Clinical Case Studies


  • Hypertrophic cardioymopathy
  • Restrictic/Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhthmogenic RV cardiomyopathy
  • Tako Tsubo
  • Apical Balloon Syndrome: LV non-compaction
  • Clinical case studies
  1. Differentiate the types of cardiomyopathy seen in echocardiography
  2. List the techniques to use to evaluate each type of cardiomyopathy
  3. Identify echocardiographic features and apply diagnostic criteria associated with the various types of cardiomyopathies

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other professionals involved with performing adult echocardiography. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) : Cardiologists, anethesiologists, Intensivists, Critical Care, primary care, internal medicine, hospitalists, radiologists.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Dennis Atherton  RDCS, RCT, RRT, ACS, FASE

Director: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Maine Medical Center.
Portland, ME.
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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