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Multimodality Imaging for Assessment of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and the Role of Contrast Echocardiography – SDMS

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In today’s current clinical environment, it is helpful to understand echocardiographic assessment of Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Specifically, how to evaluate Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) complications using echocardiography and recognize the role of CT in evaluation of LVAD complications. There is a need to provide case review for better understanding of echocardiographic assessment of LVAD and how it can increase patient care images. This webinar will cover the role of both contrast echocardiography and CT in evaluation of LVAD.

  1. Understand when, why, and how to use Ultrasound Enhancing Agents (UEAs)
  2. Understand when to use UEAs in the imaging of patients with LVADs
  3. Discuss tips and tricks for sonographers in LVAD imaging
  4. Understand echocardiographic assessment of LVAD
  5. Evaluate LVAD complications using echocardiography
  6. Recognize the role of CT in evaluation of LVAD complications

This program has been designed for sonographers, and other healthcare professionals involved in echocardiography.

This program has been submitted for approval of 1.0 hour of SDMS CME Credit Category AE by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS).

Release Date: 7/15/2020 | Expires: 7/15/2021

Dinesh H. Jagasia, MD

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Beth Hartzel, RDCS

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Supported by an Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
We are grateful to our faculty for their expertise and are privileged to work with them.