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DMS 204 - Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound

Credits: 5
5 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 116C  
Co-requisites: DMS 210  and DMS 224C  

This course is for ultrasound students specializing in echocardiography. Abnormal cardiac anatomy and physiology will be studied. M-mode, two-dimensional, continuous wave, pulsed wave, and color flow doppler will be correlated with pathologies. Echocardiographic tapes and case studies will be presented and correlated with clinical features of cardiac pathology. Cardiac surgical procedures and pharmacology will be studied. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Compile appropriate echocardiographic images and data for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disorders including: coronary artery disease, acquired valvular heart disease, endocarditis, pericarditis myocarditis, cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease and disease of the aorta.
  2. Scrutinize obtained echocardiographic data to assure that the exam was diagnostic for the written order of the exam.
  3. Correlate information obtained from 2-D imaging with quantitative m-mode and Doppler values to indicate pathology of the heart.
  4. Compile the quantitative and qualitative echocardiographic information to grade the severity of indicated cardiac disease.
  5. Generate a report page that accurately depicts the level of cardiac function.
Listed Topics
  1. Abnormal cardiac anatomy and physiology
  2. Cardiac pharmacology
  3. Coronary artery disease
  4. Valvular heart disease
  5. Endocarditis, pericarditis and myocarditis
  6. Cardiac masses
  7. Cardiomyopathies
  8. Congenital heart disease
  9. Diseases of the aorta
  10. Traumatic heart disease
  11. Cardiac embryology
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videotapes and CD’s located in DMS lab.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 5/18/2009
Last Reviewed: 2/14/2019

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