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The links below are to our “Basics of Perioperative Echocardiography” lecture series. These talks are weekly half-hour lectures given by our faculty of expert echocardiographers. We begin with basic normal imaging, move on to assessment of ventricular and valvular function, and end with more advanced topics. The movies should play on your desktop, iPad, or iPhone. To reinforce the content of each lecture there will be image-based clip quizzes on our quiz site. Please send your feedback, suggestions, or comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
– OK, before we get on with the lecture series I just wanted to double check that you’re on the right page. The content below is our TEE-heavy resident lecture series. It forms the core of our TEE curriculum and while it does contain a number of non-TEE lectures if you’re looking for that content I suggest you follow this PoCUS link. This is a growing series of lectures designed to introduce concepts of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) and non-TEE point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in general. If you’re taking one of our FoCUS workshops, this is the content you’ll need to review prior to arriving. Check back frequently as this content is growing rapidly!
– This is the so called “Echo Pep Rally!” and represents the introduction to our department’s new year of echo festivities. Not a content heavy lecture, but you’re still welcome to watch it.
– We all know lots of cardiac anatomy, but there is always more to learn. Before you begin the journey that will lead you to echocardiographic excellence, take a few minutes to review the basics of cardiac anatomy.
– Got your attention? This talk will give an overview of indications, contraindications, and complications of TEE as well as tips on probe placement in the awake and anesthetized patient.
– If you think this topic is boring, think again! Watch this talk from Dr. Gnadinger and avoid the dreaded ‘echo probe winds up in the surgical field’ syndrome. This is a more detailed discussion of the risks of TEE as well as a discussion of probe cleaning and maintenance. Important stuff!
– This covers what we’ll call the “University of Utah Basic TEE Exam”, which is a focused perioperative evaluation designed to answer basic questions about valvular function, ventricular function, and to identify causes of hemodynamic instability. This is nice introduction to normal TEE anatomy and includes both a live recording and a studio version. (Test your knowledge here!)
– Here we will discuss the value of transthoracic echo in the hands of perioperative physicians in a case-based review.
– This talk serves as a review of the basic transthoracic images (both performance and interpretation) that are most important to the perioperative physician. Another set of both live and studio versions. (Test your knowledge here!)
– OK, this is a preliminary version but I’m excited about the possibilities here! What you’ll see is me performing and describing a limited TTE exam in real time, with a screen showing probe position on the patient as well as the live image.
– Dr. Jen Decou provides an excellent introduction to Doppler ultrasound concepts. This is not a comprehensive review of ultrasound physics (that comes later) but rather a basic nuts and bolts overview. (Test your knowledge here!)
– This excellent lecture by Dr. Morrissey will take us beyond the basic TTE and TEE exams, showing us additional valuable views to obtain in our studies.
– Dr. Griffee introduces us to perioperative lung ultrasound, reviews normal anatomy, image acquisition, and diagnosis/exclusion of pneumothorax.
– An awesome topic and very relevant for perioperative physicians! In this talk Dr. Griffee reviews the use of ultrasound for pleural effusion and pulmonary edema.
– In this lecture I will cover the normal 2D, color flow, and spectral doppler images seen in a more comprehensive transthoracic echocardiogram.
– This is a couple different single-lecture versions of rescue echo. This is a big topic, probably not appropriate for a single talk, but I’ve tried my best. If you just want to dip your toe in the rescue water with a brief introduction, here you go. (Test your knowledge here!)
– Now this is more like it! I’ve made a giant rescue echo talk, almost 120 slides, but to avoid echo overload I’ll break it down into four bite-sized pieces. This first round is an introduction to the concept as well as a discussion of hypovolemia and low afterload.
– Ready for more? This lecture will highlight evaluation of dynamic obstruction and PE. When should you consider these diagnoses? Every time you image!
– Three meaty topics to be sure. Is LV failure the cause or the result of hemodynamic instability? Isn’t the RV just a passive conduit? The answers are here!
– Stay with me! This is the home stretch for rescue echo and includes some super important concepts. If you’re not looking at the lungs, are you really doing a complete rescue study? Hmm. And what’s this talk about pseudo-PEA?
– Dr. Amber Bledsoe introduces the evaluation of global left ventricular function, focused primarily on transesophageal imaging, including 2D, 3D, and Doppler. (Test your knowledge here!)
– In this talk Dr. Michelle Curtis will review myocardial ischemia and LV regional wall motion.
– Dr. Montzingo introduces us to the anatomy of the aortic valve and the best views from which to assess it. These are the basics, you can never review them too much.
– Dr. Heath reviews evaluation and quantificaiton of AS, one of the most common cardiovascular diseases we’ll encounter. This is our bread and butter! (Test your knowledge here!)
– Another excellent lecture by Dr. Bledsoe, need I say more? OK, fine, this one’s about evaluation of aortic insufficiency. Happy now? Just watch it. (Test your knowledge here!)
– Dr. Gera will review a case of aortic valve replacement, from preoperative assessment to postoperative complications
– Every year I seem to put in more mitral valve talks, and now I’ve decided we need a separate lecture just about the anatomy of this fantastically complex system before we delve into the echo assessment. So sue me!
– This excellent lecture by Dr. Georges Desjardins will review the complex anatomy of the mitral valve and introduce 2D imaging.
– Dr. Birgenheier reviews for us basic concepts of valvular regurgitation, and applies them the the mitral valve in this two part lecture. This is a very high-yield topic, and should be reviewed frequently. (Test your knowledge here!)
– Thanks to Dr. Pulsipher for this excellent, concise review of evaluation of mitral stenosis. (Test your knowledge here!)
– A lot to cover in one lecture, but in this talk we’ll discuss tricuspid and pulmonic imaging and will make a few comments on quantification of these forgotten valves.
– In part 1 of the prosthetic valve discussion, Dr. Decou reviews the echocardiographic evaluation of bioprosthetic valves, a common task for the perioperative echocardiographer.
– More key content from Dr. Decou for part 2 of the prosthetic valve fest
– This talk is a nice review of the assessment of both mechanical and bioprosthetic valves by Dr. Smith
– The critical concepts of right ventricular structure and function are reviewed in these two exceptional talks by Drs. Silverton and Bledsoe, enjoy!
– Thanks to Dr. Bledsoe for this excellent talk about the echocardiographic findings of both common and rare systemic diseases.
– Dr. Birgenheier reviews the wonderful and complex world of echocardiography in the assessment of diastolic function. A must-watch! (Test your knowledge here!)
– In this talk I’ll introduce the concept of cardiomyopathy, and review the echocardiographic characteristics of dilated cardiomyopathy. I was in a TTE mood when I made this, so most of the images are transthoracic.
– In this lecture Dr. Morgan will review the evaluation and echocardiographic characteristics of the remaining types of cardiomyopathy.
– As discussed in the cardiomyopathy lectures, heart failure is everywhere and transplants are not. Whatever your practice it will be hard to avoid LVAD patients in the future. Dr. Pulsipher reviews the history and echocardiographic assessment of these complex devices.
– Stodgy lecture content is fine, but it’s important to put it all together with real-life discussions. In this talk Dr. Curtis review’s cardiomyopathy in a case-based format.
– Fantastic lecture by Dr. Matthew Griffee on echo assessment of the struggling right ventricle.
– Dr. Pelegrin reviews the use of TEE in patient’s undergoing heart, lung, and liver transplant
– Two different case review lectures by Dr. Heath and Dr. Griffee. This is the practical application of echo and represent very high yield, practical discussions.
– One of my very favorite topics, the oft-overlooked and frequently under-appreciated thoracic aorta. Enjoy!
Dr. Curtis delves into the fascinating world of dissection and aneurysm
– This talk is a nice overview of the use of cardiac ultrasound for quantitative assessment. Bread and butter, but very important!
– Dr. Morgan provides an excellent introduction to the complex topic of echo for the patient with congenital cardiac disease.
– Dr. Morgan follows up last week’s excellent talk with this review of echo in disorders of septation.
– In this 3 part series, Dr. Decou delivers the most interesting series of ultrasound physics lectures every heard by man or beast. Seriously, this is an important topic, and her review is top notch! (Test your knowledge here!)
– We love it when things go well, of course, but that isn’t always the case, right? In this talk, Dr. Pelegrin will review a number of the problems we should keep in mind.
– Dr. Morgan’s excellent talk will review the use of echo to assess patients before, during, and after TAVR. Don’t do these cases? You will soon!
– 3D echo is the topic for an entire lecture series by itself, but in this talk Dr. Montzingo will when our appetite for this growing area of perioperative echo.
– Who doesn’t love looking at echo images of endocarditis? Dr. Pelegrin’s lecture will be full of them! (Test your knowledge here!)
– Dr. Silverton’s excellent talk gives us a number of new ideas for things to ultrasound, check it out.