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Typical Course Schedule

Day 1

  • Probe Manipulation and Image Acquisition
  • Comprehensive Intraoperative TEE Exam
  • Ultrasound Physics and Doppler Principles
  • Hemodynamic Workshops
  • Echocardiography in Non-Cardiac Surgery
  • Echocardiographic Examination of the Thoracic Aorta

Day 2

  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastology
  • Case Based Diastolic Workshop
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral Valve
  • Problem Based Learning Discussion – Mitral Valve Cases

Day 3

  • Echocardiographic Examination of Right Sided Structures
  • Echocardiography of the Severe Pulmonary Hypertensive Patient
  • Cardiac Masses and Anatomic Pitfall
  • Echocardiographic Examination of Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Stenosis and Aortic Regurgitation

Day 4

  • Introduction to the FoCUS TTE Exam
  • How to integrate TTE into your perioperative practice
  • Hands-on TTE – Probe Manipulation and Image Acquisition
  • Echocardiographic Examination of Left Ventricle
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Left Ventricular Assessment
  • Echocardiographic Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves
  • Goal Directed Fluid Therapy with Echocardiography