ASE has specifically designed the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ (NBE) ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. Lectures given will emphasize illustrative cases and as such will not be “canned talks” from other cardiovascular ultrasound courses.
This Review Course will cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound essential to these examinations, including physics, valvular heart disease, strain and 3D imaging, contrast echocardiography, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and more.
The expert faculty will use case studies, lectures, and interactive sessions to help prepare attendees for the ASCeXAM® or ReASCE® examinations. An audience response system and question and answer sessions will facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning.
1. Welcome and Overview of ASCeXAMReASCE Exam
2. Normal TTE Examination, Doppler Echocardiography and Normal Antegrade Flow Patterns
3. Normal TEE Examination Applications, Pitfalls, Probe Insertion and Manipulation, Risks and
4. Echo-Doppler Assessment of Right and Left Ventricular Hemodynamics
5. Endocarditis and Its Complications- The Role of Echocardiography
6. Chamber Quantitation – LV, LA, RV (2D&3D)
7. Global and Regional Systolic Function – Basics of Remodeling, Hypertrophy and LV Mass
8. Handheld Echo
1. Spectral Doppler and M-Mode Echo Cases
2. Deformation Imaging
3. Stress Echocardiography Theoretical and Practical Considerations
4. Mitral Stenosis
5. Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease
6. Functional Mitral Valve Disease
7. Hemodynamic Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation
1. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral Valve Prostheses
2. How to Assess Aortic Stenosis New Guidelines
3. Different Variants of Aortic Stenosis
4. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
5. The Athlete’s Heart
6. Echocardiography in Systemic Disease
7. Which Formulas Should I Know for the Exam?
1. Basic Ultrasound Physics
2. Concepts of Imaging and Knobology
3. Fundamentals in Doppler Physics
4. Artifacts Theory and Illustrative Examples
5. Evaluation of the Right Ventricle
6. Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Disease New Guidelines
7. More formulas I Need to Know for the Exam
1. Quantitation of Aortic Regurgitation
2. Evaluation of Aortic Prosthesis
3. Cardiac Masses
4. Complications of Myocardial Infarction
5. Primer of Interventional Echocardiography
1. Contrast Echocardiography
2. Commonly Encountered Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
3. Pregnancy and Heart Disease
4. Congenital Heart Disease An Approach for Simple and Complex Anomalies
5. Primer on Fetal Echo
6. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Diastolic Function and Findings in Normal Aging
7. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pericardial Disease – Constriction vs. Restriction
8. Diseases of the Aorta
9. Echocardiography in Heart Failure, Left Ventricular Assist Devices & Heart Transplant (NO PDF)
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
• Explain the essential physical principles of cardiac ultrasound.
• Recognize common ultrasound artifacts and their genesis.
• Estimate systolic function using standard M-mode and 2D echocardiography, as well as newer modalities such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography.
• Identify and quantitate valvular heart disease severity.
• Describe the application of Doppler in the assessment of hemodynamics and diastolic function.
• Perform clinically relevant calculations of valve areas and intracardiac pressures.
• Explain proven techniques for interpreting stress echocardiographic examinations.
• Differentiate features of cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
• List appropriate applications of echocardiography.
• Recognize newer applications of echocardiography such as myocardial contrast.
This course is designed for physicians interested in sitting for the ASCeXAM® (Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography) or the ReASCE® (Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography), as well as physicians and sonographers interested in a broad review of cardiovascular ultrasound.
• Published Date: May 8, 2021
• Expiration Date: May 8, 2024