Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function - Training Video

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function


Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function

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Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function

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Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function Training Video will review the current guidelines for the assessment of diastolic function, explain the physiology of diastole, and discuss the technical caveats for proper measurements utilized in the evaluation of diastolic function. In addition, examples of the various ways to evaluation diastolic function with different arrhythmias and cardiac pathology will be included.

Date of Original Release: 9/12/2019
This edition valid for credit through: 9/12/2022
Video Length: 1:08:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-EDF2
ISBN: 978-1-950973-19-4


  • LV Diastolic Function
  • Classification of Diastolic Function
  • Doppler Tissue Imaging of Mitral Annular Motion
  • Effect of Valsalva Maneuver
  • Pulmonary Vein Flow
  • Grading LV Filling Pressures
  • Doppler Acquisition During Valsalva Maneuver
  • DTI and Sample Volume Positioning
  • TR Jet Limitations
  • Color M-Mode Velocity Propagation
  • Diastolic Stress Echo


  • State the importance of the echocardiographic evaluation of diastolic function.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of diastology.
  • List potential technical pitfalls in diastolic echo acquisition.
  • Demonstrate how to measure diastolic function.
  • Identify the degree of diastolic dysfunction during case review.


This echocardiography lecture is intended for sonographers, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret adult echocardiography exams. Participants may include (but is not limited to): radiology, internal medicine, critical care, primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiology professionals.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

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

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute.
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Hartford, CT.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

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)
Medical Director, 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.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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

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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 1.50 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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