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Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review

Oakstone Clinical Update

Achieve better clinical outcomes with this expertly informed CME program that delivers the latest best practices for the effective use of echocardiography.

Use Echocardiography to Improve Clinical Outcomes

In this Oakstone comprehensive review, you’ll get expert information on the principles and current clinical practice of echocardiography to help you prepare for exams and earn CME credits from your home or office.

Used correctly, echocardiography is an important tool that can improve clinical outcomes in cardiac patients. Oakstone’s Echocardiography – A Comprehensive Review will help you:

  • Select the right patients for echocardiography
  • Understand clinical indications and quality assurance issues
  • Recognize clinical uses, advantages, potential complications, and limitations of new available modalities
  • Know the techniques needed to evaluate various diseases and disorders
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings


General Principles

  • Image Acquisition and Doppler Analysis - Jan D’hooge, MD
  • The Echo Exam - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Clinical Indications and Quality Assurance - Rory B. Weiner, MD
  • Ventricular Systolic Function - Scott D. Solomon, MD; Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • Ventricular Diastolic Filling and Function - Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD
  • Hemodynamics in Echocardiography - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD


  • Coronary Artery Disease - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Aortic Stenosis - Amil M. Shah, MD
  • Aortic Regurgitation - Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Stenosis - Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Mitral Regurgitation - Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Prosthetic Valves - Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH
  • Disease of the Myocardium - Maja Cikes, MD, PhD
  • The Heart in Hypertension - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH
  • The Evaluation of Right Heart in Health and Disease - Judy R. Mangion, MD, FASE
  • Pulmonary Embolism - Scott D. Solomon, MD
  • Pericardial Disease - Christopher P. Appleton, MD
  • Congenital Heart Disease - Keri Shafer, MD, FACC
  • Cardiac Masses - Justina C. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Diseases of the Aorta - Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MSc
  • Endocarditis - Pravin V. Patil, MD, FACC, FASE
  • Heart Failure - Eric J. Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • Heart Disease Caused by Other Organ Systems (Renal, Endocrine, Obesity, Rheumatologic) - Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH


  • Stress Echocardiography - Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography - Farouk Mookadam, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc(HRM)
  • Contrast Echocardiography - Jonathan R. Lindner, MD
  • Three-Dimensional Echocardiography - Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FRCP
  • Handheld Echocardiography - Faraz Pathan, MBBS
  • Tissue Doppler and Strain Imaging - Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FASE
  • Deformation Imaging - Thor Edvardsen, MD


  • Intraoperative Echocardiography - Douglas C. Shook, MD
  • Interventional Echocardiography - Alexandra Gonçalves, MD, PhD, MMSc, FESC
  • Critical Care and Emergency Department Echocardiography - Elke Platz, MD, MS

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss image acquisition and Doppler analysis in echocardiography
  • Explain the clinical indications and quality assurance issues of echocardiography
  • Recognize the limitations and potential artifacts of an echocardiogram
  • Describe the techniques needed to evaluate mitral valve disease
  • Summarize the characteristic findings of diseases of the myocardium
  • Explain the advantages of point-of-care handheld echocardiography
  • Appraise the clinical uses and potential complications of stress, exercise, transesophageal, and contrast echocardiography
  • Describe the principles and applications of three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the intraoperative, critical care, and emergency department settings

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for cardiologists and others interested in echocardiography.

Date of Original Release: August 1, 2016
Date Credits Expire: August 1, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete: 28.25 hours



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