Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure - Training Video

Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure


Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure

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Ultrasound Evaluation of Heart Failure is considered one of the most important, non-invasive tools for the assessment of the degree of heart failure. Heart failure is a broad ranging diagnosis with many causes and multiple pathologies. After CAD, heart failure is the most common indication for an echocardiogram. This program will review the ultrasound evaluation of heart failure including advanced quantification techniques.

Date of Original Release: 8/13/2019
Reviewed for content accuracy: 8/13/2022
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 8/13/2025
Video Length: 0:58:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-HF3
DVD Product Code: VL-HF3
USB Product Code: USB-HF3


  • Classification of Heart Failure
  • Common Causes and Types of Heart Failure
  • Measures of Diastolic Function
  • Measures of Systolic Heart Failure
  • Utilizing Stress Echo with Heart Failure
  • Quantifications of Heart Disease
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Case Studies: Evaluation of Heart Failure


  • Identify potential triggers of heart failure.
  • Evaluate and assess heart failure through echocardiography.
  • Recognize advanced techniques to assist in echo assessment of heart failure.


This echocardiography presentation is intended for sonographers, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret adult echocardiography exams. Participants may include (but is not limited to): radiology, internal medicine, critical care, primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiology professionals.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, ACS, RCS, FASE

Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, 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.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 1.25 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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