Recognize the most common and important cardiac disorders.
In this lecture, you'll learn about the territorial blood supply of the LV, and how it divides the LV into segments and levels. You'll then learn how to check for regional (segmental) wall motion abnormalities (RWMA / SWMA) which indicate coronary artery disease, as well as recognize several important mechanical complications of myocardial infarction, such as systolic dysfunction, acute MR, ventricular septal rupture (VSR), and free wall rupture.
In this lecture, you'll learn about one of the most common disorders you'll come across: pulmonary embolism. We'll be discussing its echocardiographic features and looking at examples where the actual thrombus could be visualized in the pulmonary artery or the right atrium.
In this lecture, you'll learn what a pericardial effusion looks like on echocardiography, how to measure it, distinguish its different types and how to detect potentially fatal cardiac tamponade. We'll be discussing features including atrial systolic collapse, RV diastolic collapse, inspiratory flow variation, IVC plethora, and swinging heart.
In this lecture, you'll learn what prosthetic heart valves look like on echo, their different types, and how to assess them for malfunction. We'll discuss the different causes of prosthetic valve malfunction, learn when to suspect them, and look at examples of valves with stuck leaflets, and dehiscent valves with the paravalvular leak.
In this lecture, you'll learn the echo appearance of one of the most serious infections: infective endocarditis, its predisposing lesions, and complications. We'll look at examples of vegetations, perforated leaflets, and perivalvular abscess.
In this lecture, you'll learn about aortic dissection, how it happens, its echo appearance, and complications including AR, myocardial infarction and branch ischemia. You'll also learn about an additional special view to visualize the whole thoracic aorta: the suprasternal view.
In this lecture, you'll learn about one of the most common cardiomyopathies which frequently presents in the emergency setting: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We'll discuss its diagnosis, its hemodynamic effects and their management, and how to tell it apart from the athlete's heart.
In this lecture, you'll learn how to assess a patient for cardiac trauma, including blunt and penetrating trauma such as stabs and gunshot wounds.