Challenging Echo Case Studies - Training Video

Challenging Echo Case Studies


Challenging Echo Case Studies

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Challenging Echo Case Studies

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Challenging Echo Case Studies Training Video provides multiple exams with complex pathologic findings, interventional procedures, and adult congenital heart disease complications.

Date of Original Release: 1/15/2019
Reviewed for content accuracy: 1/15/2022
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 1/15/2025
Video Length: 53:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-CECS
DVD Product Code: VL-CECS
USB Product Code: USB-CECS


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Thrombus vs' Mass
  • Interventional Procedures and Complications
  • Congenital Disorders: PFO, ASD, Cor Triatriatum, Ebstein Anomaly
  • Myocardial Infarction complications
  • Takotsubo-mid Ventricular Type
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • LV Pseudoaneurysm


  • Recognize echocardiographic findings associated with challenging cardiac pathologies.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to help differentiate different cardiac diseases from one another.
  • Utilize ultrasound to identify complications associated with cardiac interventional procedures
  • Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with rare cardiac disease states.
  • Utilize technical tips to best demonstrate cardiac pathologies to ensure accurate diagnosis.


Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who are experienced performing and/or interpreting adult echocardiography examinations, but desire to expand knowledge related to complicated cardiac pathology. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) cardiology, hospitalists, critical care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Richard Palma  BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS

Advanced Cardiac Sonographer
Program Director Clinical Coordinator
Duke School of Medicine Cardiac Sonography Certificate Program
Durham, NC
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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