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Echocardiography Assessment of Valvular Disease

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This module teaches you how to identify and assess the sonographic appearance of heart valve pathology and valve replacements.

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This module teaches you how to identify and assess the sonographic appearance of heart valve pathology and valve replacements. The text describes basic physiology and pathology of the mitral, aortic, tricuspid, and pulmonary valves, including signs and symptoms, and the video provides examples of various valvular pathologies. This module is ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

You’ll learn

  • identify and describe the sonographic appearance of prosthetic valve replacements on echocardiograms.
  • different pathology that may affect the heart valves
  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the heart valves, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • identify the sonographic appearance of mitral, aortic, tricuspid, and pulmonary valve pathology
  • and more (see “Content Details” for more specific information).
Introduction
Step 1 - Mitral valve
Step 1.1 - Basic physiology
Step 1.2 - Pathology
Step 1.2.1 - Mitral stenosis
Step 1.2.2 - Mitral regurgitation
Step 1.2.3 - Mitral valve prolapse
Step 1.2.4 - Flail mitral valve
Step 1.2.5 - Mitral annulus calcification
Step 1.2.6 - Proximal isovelocity surface area
Step 1.2.7 - Mitral valve replacement
Step 2 - Aortic valve
Step 2.1 - Basic physiology
Step 2.2 - Pathology
Step 2.2.1 - Aortic stenosis
Step 2.2.2 - Aortic regurgitation
Step 2.2.3 - Bicuspid aortic valve
Step 2.2.4 - Aortic valve prolapse
Step 2.2.5 - Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS)
Step 2.2.6 - Aortic valve replacement
Step 3 - Tricuspid valve
Step 3.1 - Basic physiology
Step 3.2 - Pathology
Step 3.2.1 - Tricuspid stenosis
Step 3.2.2 - Tricuspid regurgitation
Step 4 - Pulmonary valve
Step 4.1 - Basic physiology
Step 4.2 - Pathology
Step 4.2.1 - Pulmonary regurgitation
Step 4.2.2 - Pulmonary stenosis
  • Review normal cardiac anatomy.
  • Identify and describe the appearance of valve replacements on echocardiograms.
  • List and describe pathology that may affect the heart valves.
  • Identify and describe the sonographic appearance of mitral, aortic, tricuspid, and pulmonary valve pathology.
  • Identify and explain the mechanisms of various types of prosthetic valve replacements.
  • Discuss the use of proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA).
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA) and Patient Safety Act.

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