Echocardiography Of Ventricular Septal Defect

View PDF AUTHORS John Colquitt Abstract Understanding how to effectively acquire images of ventricular septal defects is vital to the pediatric cardiologist as these defects are amongst the most common. Imaging the ventricular septum as well as understanding hemodynamics in the setting of a ventricular septal defect can help guide clinical management. This module reviews […]

Echocardiography Of Atrioventricular Septal Defect

View PDF AUTHORS David Ezon Abstract Acquisition and interpretation of echocardiographic data in children with atrioventricular septal defect is of great importance in guiding clinical management and surgical repair. Properly demonstrating the various septal components of the defect as well as the morphology of the atrioventricular valvar apparatus can be challenging and requires understanding of […]

Echocardiography Of Atrial Septal Defects

View PDF AUTHORS Tobias R. Schlingmann Abstract Understanding how to effectively acquire images of atrial septal defects is vital to the pediatric cardiologist as these defects are amongst the most common. Imaging the atrial septum as well as understanding hemodynamics in the setting of an atrial septal defect can help guide clinical management. This module […]

Imaging Assessment Of Chronic Aortic Regurgitation

View PDF AUTHORS Andrew Powell Abstract Imaging of aortic regurgitation can be very important in helping guide clinical management, particularly in deciding if, and when, a surgical intervention is required. The nuances of assessing aortic regurgitation require understanding. This module reviews imaging assessment of chronic regurgitation. Continue Reading View PDF Click Here

Intensivist Ultrasound: Does It Truly Have Potential As A Hemodynamic Monitor?

View PDF AUTHORS Eric Su Abstract Clinical monitoring in the cardiac intensive care unit can be challenging. All monitoring strategies have their limitations. Bedside ultrasound, including echocardiography, can provide complementary, real-time data to the cardiac intensivist to help titrate therapies. This module reviews intensivist ultrasound. Continue Reading View PDF Click Here

Image Fusion (Echo/CT/MR with angiography)

View PDF AUTHORS Stephan Schubert Abstract With a number of different imaging modalities available in pediatric cardiology, understanding the complementary nature of all the modalities is necessary. This allows for appropriate and efficient selection of the best modality to answer specific clinical questions. Understanding the synergy of various modalities is increasingly important. This module reviews […]

Quantification Of Volume Load And Oxygenation By Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

View PDF AUTHORS Sarah Nordmeyer Abstract Advanced imaging can provide complementary data to conventional two-dimensional echocardiography. Quantification of volume and dimension are both done more accurately using advanced imaging techniques. This module reviews quantification of volume load and oxygenation by advanced imaging. Continue Reading View PDF Click Here

Chemical Stress Testing

View PDF AUTHORS Kamal Shemisa Abstract Stress echocardiography can be done by using physical exercise or pharmacologic agents as the stressor. There are benefits and limitations to each strategy. Chemical stress testing can provide functional data while also helping specify region-specific assessment of function and ischemia. This module reviews chemical stress testing. Continue Reading View […]

Nuclear Medicine Stress Testing

View PDF AUTHORS Joseph MacLean,Tony Giordano Abstract Stress echocardiography can be done by using physical exercise or pharmacologic agents as the stressor. There are benefits and limitations to each strategy. Nuclear medicine stress testing can provide functional data while also helping specify region-specific assessment of function and ischemia. This module reviews nuclear medicine stress testing. […]

Introduction To Strain Echocardiography

View PDF AUTHORS Matthew Buelow Abstract Routine assessment of ventricular function by echocardiography often consists of a qualitative assessment of function. Strain allows for a reproducible qualitative assessment of function. As more is learned about strain and clinical correlation is better characterized strain may prove to be a helpful adjunct in the assessment of ventricular […]