Cardiac Case Study Series: Cardiac Masses

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1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 8/1/2016
This edition valid for credit through: 8/1/2019
Video Length: 0:45:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-CCCM
ISBN: 978-1940954-48-6

Cardiac Case Study Series: Cardiac Masses

This ultrasound training video is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the various types of cardiac primary and non-primary masses in a case-based format. Presenter will present an overview and detailed case studies of benign and malignant cardiac masses, Non-Primary (metastatic) tumors, other masses (such as thrombus and endocarditis) seen within the heart, and normal variants and mimickers of cardiac masses.

  • Primary Benign Tumors
  • Non-Primary (Metastatic Tumors)
  • Other Masses
  • Normal variants and Mimickers

Primary Benign Tumors:

  • Myxoma
  • Papillary Fibroelastoma
  • Lipoma
  • Rhabdomyoma
  • Fibroma

Non-Primary (Metastatic Tumors):

  • Melanoma to the right atrium
  • Breast cancer to pericardium
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Carcinoid heart disease
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Other Masses:

  • Thrombus
  • Endocarditis
  • Left Atrial Thrombus
  • Right Heart thrombus
  • IVC Clot
  • Straddle Pulmonary Embolus
  • Clot on Pacemaker Wire
  • Endocarditis

Normal Variants and Mimickers:

  • Lambl's Excrescences
  • Nodules of Arantius
  • Redundant MV Leaflets and Chordae Tendineae
  • Fatty TV Annulus
  • IAS Aneurysm; Dilated Coronary Sinus
  • Pectinate Muscles in the Appendage
  • Chiari Network
  • Eustachian Valve
  • Moderator Band
  • False Tendons
  • Ventricular Non-Compaction

Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify sonographic findings associated with benign and malignant cardiac masses
  • Recognize echocardiographic findings and clinical symptoms that present in patients with cardiac masses.
  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret cases related to cardiac masses with echocardiography

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, nurse practitioners, PAs or other professionals involved with performing adult echocardiography examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) : cardiology, radiology, critical care, internal medicine, family practice, and emergency medicine.

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 1.00 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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