- 12.75 AMA PRA category 1 CME Credits
- printed diploma
- 24 chapters
- More than 11 hours of video content
- 80 lectures
The Echo BachelorClass provides an invaluable foundation to the practice of echocardiography. With over 80 high-quality video lectures, teaching you both basic and intermediate echocardiography skills, the Echo BachelorClass will ensure you gain the knowledge to make quick and important clinical decisions on your patients.
The Echo Bachelor course was designed to allow you to apply echocardiography within a short time. After completing this course, you will know how to perform an abbreviated exam of the most common cardiac conditions and to assess acute illnesses.
This course teaches you the basics of echocardiography and focuses on rapidly learnable aspects of echocardiography to differentiate normal from abnormal functioning of the heart and to understand basic hemodynamics.
While covering more simple measurements, the main objective is to train you on how to use eyeballing to assess the size and function of the heart and other pathologies (e.g. valvular lesions). Furthermore, you will gain basic knowledge on the pathophysiology of diseases and how specific findings steer therapeutic strategies. Emphasis is placed on acute and subacute clinical conditions which a general physician, cardiologist, anaesthetist or critical care physician commonly encounters while on call, to detect the most common pathologies.
The imaging section of this course covers the most important views and demonstrates how they are applied in various clinical settings. Hundreds of image loops and case examples are provided to highlight the variations of diseases. Key topics of the Echo BachelorClass include the assessment of left ventricular function, valvular pathologies, myocardial infarction, myocardial diseases, pulmonary embolism, infections of the heart, and an introduction to transesophageal echocardiography. In addition, we included chapters on fluid management and perioperative echocardiography.
- Critical Care Physicians
- Medical Students
- Primary Care Physicians
Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC
Bruno Mora - MD Italy
Anna-Maria Pistritto, MD
A common disease in many parts of the world and one of the easiest diagnosis you can make. But only if you have an echo machine.
Right heart and pulmonary hypertension
Learn how to quantify pulmonary pressure. Right heart disease is more common than you think and echo will lead you the diagnosis. From pulmonary embolism and right heart failure to tricuspid regurgitation.
The sequel to chapter 2, now you will also learn how to quantify aortic stenosis. We will show you how to use spectral Doppler here.
Should I give fluids or not? Echocardiography will provide the answer.
Hypertrophy and myocardial disease
Hypertrophy - A frequent finding. But how do you quantify it and what are the causes? We will provide a simple roadmap.
Complications of myocardial infarction
This chapter will help you save lives. You will need echo for Risk assessment and the diagnosis of myocardial rupture, ischemic VSD, right ventricular infarct and thrombi.
Acute myocardial infarction
The ECG is still first – but once you watch this chapter you will realize important echocardiography is in patients with chest pain.
Left ventricular dysfunction
Here we dig deeper into the essentials of quantifying left ventricular function. A chapter full of practical examples.
Imaging – subcostal views
Problems with positioning your patient? The subcostal view is a perfect alternative that allows you to also see additional structures of the heart.
Introduction to imaging
Getting to the core of things: Instrumentation, components of an echo exam and much more…
Starter kit – Aortic stenosis
Learn how to detect the most common form of valvular heat disease. Echo is easier than using the stethoscope.
Imaging – apical views
The apical window- probably the most important view to the heart. A chapter full of tips and tricks.
Imaging – parasternal views
The parasternal view – how can you find it and which views should you display.
Starter kit – Mitral regurgitation
Your first introduction to anatomy and function of the mitral valve. Learn how to use color Doppler to detect his important pathology.
In chapter 3 we already dealt with mitral regurgitation. Here you will see many more examples and learn why patients develop mitral regurgitation in the first place.
Transesophageal- and transthoracic echo belong together. Learn when and how to use it. Your first step into an important modality that is not only used in cardiology.
One you know how to use color Doppler it is easy to detect aortic regurgitation. But there is more you should know about this entity if you want to manage your patients.
Heart and infection
If you don’t want to miss an endocarditis-, myocarditis or pericarditis then you will need to watch this chapter. Learn more about the incredible power of both transthoracic and transesophageal echo.
Detection of a pericardial effusion is one of the easiest tasks in echocardiography. This chapter will show you how to make the diagnosis and which additional information it provides.
Don’t forget to image the aorta. This lecture will explain you how and why it can save lives.
Over 250.000 prosthetic valves are implanted worldwide each year. So you will definitely see such patients. But how can you tell if prosthetic function is normal? We will show you in this chapter.
Echo and cardiovascular surgery
Do you know how to assess the risk for surgery with echo? Which factors influence the postoperative outcome and what to look for in patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery? These are some of the topics discussed in this chapter.
Starter Kit - Left ventricular function
Your entry gate to the world of echocardiography. Assessment of cardiac function made easy.
Echo in critical care conditions
This chapter will definitely change the way you manage critical care patients. Get into the driving seat of medical decision making.
WHAT USERS THINK
Now, I can do Echocardiography in my hospital.