Echocardiography Assessment of Cardiac Wall Motion

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What you'll learn

Cardiac wall motion assessment is very essential to know how the physiology if heart. Generally left ventricular wall motion abnormalities are observed in a majority of cardiac conditions like coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, chronic renal disease, and stroke. Prompt diagnosis is a prerequisite for treating cardiac wall motion abnormalities. ECG allows a semi-quantitative assessment of these abnormalities. read more »»

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a method to graphically display the electric current generated by the heart muscle during a heartbeat. An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a method to graphically display the electric current generated by the heart muscle during a heartbeat. There are different types of EKG to check for various cardiac and pulmonary conditions.

ECG is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tools and still considered as a gold standard investigation which is often the first diagnostic test performed for detecting heart abnormalities. It also measures the heart’s electrical function. It helps in non-invasive diagnosis of arrhythmias and conduction disturbances and serves as an only marker for the presence of heart disease Knowledge on wall motion abnormalities, the role of ECG is very essential for health care professionals in the initial diagnosis and prognostic diagnosis of some of the cardiac abnormalities in an emergency or primary care ward.

Therefore, this course teaches you how to how to assess cardiac wall motion and diastolic function. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios that test your ability to evaluate various aspects of diastolic function.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners,
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the heart and major vessels, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • The use of scanning planes and transducer positions to obtain optimal images
  • To calculate linear and volume measurements of the cardiac chambers
  • To evaluate the wall motion of the left ventricle and quantify abnormalities
  • To identify pathology that may affect the cardiac chambers
  • To obtain special measurements used in echocardiography

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