Echocardiography for the non Cardiologist
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- Perform a basic echocardiographic study and detect many common and important cardiac conditions.
- There are no requirements really, but starting out with my other, free course: Basic echocardiography for beginners, will give you a good push.
This is a course for beginners of echocardiography who want to learn to perform a basic echocardiogram: Assess chamber size and function, assess and grade valve regurgitation and stenosis, and recognize many common and important cardiac conditions. If you're either a beginning cardiologist, or an established non-cardiologist who wants to learn an incredibly useful new skill, this course is for you.
- A beginning cardiologist who's starting out in echocardiography.
- A non cardiologist physician (e.g. Anesthesiologist, intensivist or ER physician) looking to gain a working knowledge of Echocardiography to help improve his patient care.
A brief introduction to echocardiography, why you should learn it, and what we'll be discussing in the course.
In this lecture we are going to familiarize yourself with the echocardiography or ultrasound machine, learn its different types, parts, and controls. You'll learn how to add or remove probes, how to select a probe and preset, how to start a new exam and enter patient data.
In this lecture we'll quickly go through the basic TTE views, how to get them, and the structures seen in each view.
The parasternal long axis (PLAX) view.
The parasternal short axis (PSAX) views: basal, mid, apical and great vessel levels.
The apical four-chamber (A4C) view.
The apical five-chamber (A5C) view.
The apical two-chamber (A2C) view.
The apical three-chamber (A3C) view.
The subcostal view.
For a more detailed guide on how to get the basic TTE and TEE views, check out my other (free) Udemy course, linked to in the resources section for this lecture.
In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess the mitral valve for stenosis and regurgitation and grade them, as well as recognize some of the most common pathologies affecting the valve. We'll be discussing valve area assessment using planimetry and pressure half time (PHT), pressure gradient calculation, as well as looking at examples of mild, moderate, and severe mitral regurgitation (MR).
In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess the aortic valve for stenosis and regurgitation and grade them, as well as recognize some of the most common pathologies affecting the valve. You'll learn about pressure gradients and velocities, valve area calculation using continuity equation, and estimation of regurgitation severity.
In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess the tricuspid valve for stenosis and regurgitation and grade them, as well as recognize some of the most common pathologies affecting the valve. You'll also learn how to estimate right atrial pressure (PAP) and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PAsP).
In this lecture you'll learn about the territorial blood supply of the LV, and how it divides the LV into segments and levels. You'll then learn how to check for regional (segmental) wall motion abnormalities (RWMA / SWMA) which indicate coronary artery disease, as well as recognize several important mechanical complications of myocardial infarction, such as systolic dysfunction, acute MR, ventricular septal rupture (VSR), and free wall rupture.
In this lecture you'll learn what a pericardial effusion looks like on echocardiography, how to measure it, distinguish its different types and how to detect potentially fatal cardiac tamponade. We'll be discussing features including atrial systolic collapse, RV diastolic collapse, inspiratory flow variation, IVC plethora, and swinging heart.
In this lecture you'll learn what prosthetic heart valves look like on echo, their different types, and how to assess them for malfunction. We'll discuss the different causes of prosthetic valve malfunction, learn when to suspect them, and look at examples of valves with stuck leaflets, and dehiscent valves with paravalvular leak.
In this lecture you'll learn about one of the most common cardiomyopathies which frequently presents in the emergency setting: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We'll discuss its diagnosis, its hemodynamic effects and their management, and how to tell it apart from athlete's heart.
In this lecture you'll learn how to put together all what you've learned so far and perform your first complete echo study. You'll learn the order of examination, and how to be rapid yet systematic and never miss anything.