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Embryology and Echocardiography Assessment of Congenital Heart Disease

$25 / per module


The cardiovascular system is the first main organ system to form and become functional, and provides the growing embryo with oxygen and nutrients. It is therefore important to consider heart development. This theory module teaches you about cardiac embryology and common fetal congenital abnormalities. The text and video describe fetal heart development in detail, and the echocardiographic findings of some congenital abnormalities. This module is ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams.

You’ll learn

  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the fetal heart, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • about cardiac embryology and the stages of heart development
  • how to identify on sonographic images common congenital cardiac pathologies
  • much more (see “Content Details” for more specific information).

Materials Included:

  • text_iconText
  • video_iconVideo
  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • quiz_iconQuiz
Step 1 - Fetal heart development
Step 1.1 - Early heart development
Step 1.2 - Completion of heart development
Step 1.2.1 - Sinus venosus remodeling
Step 1.2.2 - Atrial septation
Step 1.2.3 - Ventricular septation
Step 1.2.4 - Truncus arteriosus and bulbus cordis septation
Step 1.2.5 - Cardiac valve development
Step 1.2.6 - Development of the heart wall
Step 1.3 - Development of the conduction system
Step 1.4 - The primitive circulation
Step 1.5 - Fetal circulatory system
Step 1.5.1 - Vascular remodeling
Step 1.5.2 - Fetal circulation
Step 1.6 - Postnatal circulation
Step 2 - Congenital abnormalities
Step 2.1 - Atrial septal defect
Step 2.2 - Ventricular septal defect
Step 2.3 - Patent foramen ovale
Step 2.4 - Patent ductus arteriosus
Step 2.5 - Transposition of the great arteries
Step 2.6 - Marfan's syndrome
Step 2.7 - Coarctation of the aorta
Step 2.8 - Tetralogy of Fallot
Step 2.9 - Ebstein anomaly
Step 2.10 - Pulmonary stenosis
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Understand and discuss cardiac embryology.
  • List and describe common congenital abnormalities.
  • Identify and describe the sonographic appearance of common congenital abnormalities.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA) and Patient Safety Act.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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