October 22 - 25, 2014 - The Meritage, Napa, CA

Course Directors: Connolly, Heidi M., M.D. | Miller, Fletcher A. Jr., M.D. | Nishimura, Rich A., M.D.

This advanced course is designed to provide the clinician with an update on two-dimensional, Doppler, stress, and transesophageal echocardiography. It is not a "how-to" course, but instead will concentrate on the application of echocardiography in clinical decision making.

The program consists primarily of clinical cases which illustrate the problems cardiologists commonly encounter. Multiple choice questions addressing the clinical utility and limitations of echocardiography follow each case. In addition, faculty present "rapid fire" and unknown cases. The audience is also encouraged to bring unknown cases which will be shown during a special session.

Special breakout sessions are devoted to the interpretation of Doppler hemodynamics, diastolic function, stress echocardiography, congenital heart disease, interventional and perioperative echocardiography.

This course is designed to encourage maximum audience participation and interaction with the faculty.

Registration Fee

MD, PhD, DO, PharmD$730.00
Fellow, Resident, PA, NP, RN, Sono$605.00
One Day Course Registration$300.00

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Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Optimize selection of imaging modalities to aid in clinical decision-making for evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease
  • Identify normal and abnormal features of patients with prosthetic valves
  • Identify the pitfalls of interpretation with exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography
  • Apply Doppler hemodynamics into clinical decision-making in patients with heart failure symptoms with both normal and abnormal systolic function
  • Use a systematic approach to echocardiography for patients with complex congenital heart disease
  • Recite the utility of echocardiography in patients with acute ischemic syndromes and other acute illnesses requiring admission to the intensive care unit
  • Identify common indications and potential pitfalls for intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge
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