Alternative Echocardiographic Modalities

Authors: Robert H Thiele, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Expiration date: October 1, 2024



The purpose of this course is to introduce the reader to ultrasound modalities not commonly utilized by anesthesiologists and intensivists but which can still be valuable in the perioperative period (e.g. transthoracic echocardiography, epicardial ultrasound).

Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.

You Will Learn

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • The four standard TTE “windows:” parasternal, apical, subcostal, and suprasternal
  • Epicardial Echocardiography (ECE)
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Esophageal Doppler Monitoring (EDM)

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.