Echocardiography for the non Cardiologist
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Echocardiography for the non Cardiologist

Learn how to perform basic echocardiography and diagnose common cardiac conditions.
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4.3 (83 ratings)
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Created by Mohamed El Wazir
Last updated 9/2018
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
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What you'll learn
  • Perform a basic echocardiographic study and detect many common and important cardiac conditions.
Requirements
  • There are no requirements really, but starting out with my other, free course: Basic echocardiography for beginners, will give you a good push.
Description

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.

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 02:29:31
+ Introduction to echocardiography
4 lectures 27:15

A brief introduction to echocardiography, why you should learn it, and what we'll be discussing in the course.

Preview 01:05

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.

Preview 08:53

In this lecture we will discuss the basics of ultrasound and the different modes we use in echocardiography. We'll explain 2D ultrasound, M-mode ultrasound, color Doppler, as well as pulsed and continuous wave Doppler and the differences between them.

A primer on Ultrasound
07:02

In this lecture we'll quickly go through the basic TTE views, how to get them, and the structures seen in each view.

We'll cover:

  • 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.

The Basic TTE Views
10:15
+ Assessing cardiac chambers and valves
6 lectures 01:06:17

In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess LV size and function, and see examples of abnormal LVs. We'll discuss Eyeballing, the Teichholz method, and the Simpson's biplane method.

Assessing LV Size and Function
17:25

In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess RV size and function. We'll discuss RV diameters, TAPSE (tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion), and RV FAC (fractional area change).

Assessing RV Size and Function
06:49

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).

Assessing Cardiac Valves - The Mitral Valve
18:06

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.

Assessing Cardiac Valves - The Aortic Valve
13:50

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).

Assessing Cardiac Valves - The Tricuspid Valve
07:31

In this lecture you'll learn several methods to assess the pulmonary valve for stenosis and regurgitation and grade them, as well as recognize some of the most common pathologies affecting the valve.

Assessing Cardiac Valves - The Pulmonary Valve
02:36
+ Cardiac Disorders
8 lectures 49:50

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.

Ischemic Heart Disease
12:28

In this lecture you'll learn about one of the most common disorders you'll come across: pulmonary embolism. We'll be discussing its echocardiographic features and looking at examples where the actual thrombus could be visualized in the pulmonary artery or the right atrium.

Pulmonary Embolism
02:36

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.

Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade
07:21

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.

Prosthetic Heart Valves
09:51

In this lecture you'll learn the echo appearance of one of the most serious infections: infective endocarditis, its predisposing lesions and complications. We'll look at examples of vegetations, perforated leaflets, and perivalvular abscess.

Infective Endocarditis
03:15

In this lecture you'll learn about aortic dissection, how it happens, its echo appearance, and complications including AR, myocardial infarction and branch ischemia. You'll also learn about an additional special view to visualize the whole thoracic aorta: the suprasternal view.

Aortic Dissection
04:30

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.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
06:36

In this lecture you'll learn how to assess a patient for cardiac trauma, including blunt and penetrating trauma such as stabs and gunshot wounds.

Cardiac Trauma
03:13
+ Putting it all together: Your first echocardiogram
1 lecture 06:09

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.

Preview 06:09