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Echocardiography Live Event

Contemporary Echo-Doppler Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function

Date of Online Release: November 25, 2008 
Date of Original Presentation: August 14, 2007
Lecture Series: Clinical Echocardiography Lecture Series 
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

 
   CME Information - Overview

This presentation reviews concepts of systolic function and methods of systolic function. It addresses emerging echo technologies for the assessment of systolic function.

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to-


     
  • Explain systolic function.
  • Describe echocardiographic methods of assessing systolic function.
  • Discuss new and emerging echo methods in left ventricular systolic function.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, physicians, and cardiovascular surgeons with an interest in the latest diagnostics for left ventricular systolic function.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live clinical echocardiography presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

   Speaker
Hisham Dokainish, MD

Hisham Dokainish, MD, FACC  
Director of Echocardiography
Baylor College of Medicine 
Houston, Texas

 Accreditation / Credit Designation


Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored Clinical Echocardiography Lecture Series presentation entitled, Contemporary Echo-Doppler Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function, on August 14, 2007, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval 
November 25, 2008 through November 25, 2011. Continuation of CME credit from November 25, 2011 depends upon a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In November 2008, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Raymond Stainback III, MD, FACC, FASE, Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Program Director, Echocardiography Lecture Series —Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, either with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Dr. Dokainish does not have any disclosures relevant to this program. 

 Course Materials and CME Credit


This enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the Course Materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

 

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