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  • Advanced Coronary Angiography

    Description:
    Coronary angiography is probably the most critical aspect of cardiac catheterization and is required in multiple clinical settings. Patients may present with stable chest pain syndromes, acute coronary syndromes, or life-threatening myocardial infarction, with other cardiac abnormalities such as valvular heart disease, or with other non-cardiac conditions requiring knowledge of coronary anatomy for safe management.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Cases in Nuclear Cardiology

    Description:
    Reading nuclear cardiology images requires experience, skill, and judgment. Review these classic introductory cases with Dr. Jamieson Bourque.

    Authors:
    Dr. Jamieson Bourque

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 11, 2021

    Expiration Date: March 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – PCI

    Description:
    Percutaneous coronary interventions are life-saving methods for many patients presenting with coronary or cardiac disease. Meticulous technique and attention to detail are of utmost importance. Many patients present with complex anatomy, difficult clinical scenarios, or challenging problems. In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta describes the risk factors, complications, and therapeutic responses that can occur during PCI.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 1

    Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • NEW!!

    Coronary Angiography: Views and Pitfalls

    Description:
    Coronary angiography is the definitive “gold standard” clinical technique for evaluating coronary anatomy in many patients. It provides accurate information regarding the location and severity of coronary disease, anomalies, and correlation with clinical syndromes. With the advancement of radial access, coronary angiography can be done with very low complications rates while still providing accurate information.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 Minutes

    Publication Date: May 14, 2021

    Expiration Date: May 13, 2024

    $25.00
  • NEW!!

    Leading in a Microsystem

    Description:
    Leadership is the process of influencing people to accomplish goals. Leaders develop fresh approaches to long-standing problems, open issues to new options, and take risks when necessary. They excite people to gain followers. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, PhD, MPH, RN & John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 11, 2021

    Expiration Date: March 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • NEW!!

    Understanding the Microsystem

    Description:
    This module examines the structure of healthcare systems to understand how the structure and performance of these systems improves or impedes the quality of care patients receive. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, PhD, MPH, RN & John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 11, 2021

    Expiration Date: March 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Dementia and Acute Coronary Syndrome

    Description:
    This interesting case involves a patient with an acute coronary syndrome and history of dementia. The intersection of treatable coronary heart disease and dementia is both a medical and philosophical challenge as it can be difficult to decide the extent of non-invasive and invasive evaluation in such patients. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    David Zhuo, MD, Michael Ragosta, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Jan 15, 2021

    Expiration Date: Jan 15, 2024

    $25.00
  • Interpreting Control Charts

    Description:
    Control limits (analogous to confidence limits) offer more power to detect special cause variation. A control chart can detect special cause events more frequently and more quickly than run charts, although we can still use the typical long run, trend and other run chart rules. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Jan 15, 2021

    Expiration Date: Jan 15, 2024

    $25.00
  • Collecting QI Data

    Description:
    To improve quality, you will need to collect data to know whether the changes you are implementing are making a difference. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020

    Expiration Date: Oct 20, 2023

    $25.00
  • Recognizing Clinical Practice Variation

    Description:
    Imagine the perfect dish of spaghetti. Now imagine eating it every night. Or, once you've developed the perfect recipe, you keep trying variations that never taste quite as good as the original. In either case, variation can be useful or harmful. How can we understand when variation is desirable and when it is not? Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020

    Expiration Date: Oct 20, 2023

    $25.00
  • Understanding Change in Health Care

    Description:
    Organizations must change to remain healthy. As open systems, organizations are sensitive to changes in the environment around them. These changes can have major impact. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, MPH, RN, John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020

    Expiration Date: Oct 20, 2023

    $25.00
  • Using Descriptive Data

    Description:
    Lets talk about how to analyze data. Analyzing data, after all, is just making sense of it, of turning numbers or other observations into information we can use. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 10, 2020

    Expiration Date: Sept 10, 2023

    $25.00
  • Using Run Charts

    Description:
    In this module, we will describe how to prepare and interpret run charts, one of the most useful tools of quality improvement. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020

    Expiration Date: Oct 20, 2023

    $25.00
  • Using Theory to Plan Change

    Description:
    Change is a constant in healthcare today. Treatments improve, new drugs are discovered, new techniques are developed, and new challenges arise. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, MPH, RN, John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Oct 20, 2020

    Expiration Date: Oct 20, 2023

    $25.00
  • Histograms and Pareto Charts

    Description:
    Measures like the mean and standard deviation (covered in the Descriptive Data module) are useful methods for summarizing data, but we can also use pictures or graphs to gain a clearer understanding of process performance. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 10, 2020

    Expiration Date: Sept 10, 2023

    $25.00
  • 3D Ultrasound

    Description:
    3D ultrasound was initially developed for use in transesophageal echocardiography, but is still in its infancy.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 9, 2019

    Expiration Date:

    $25.00
  • A Tortuous Path

    Description:
    An image can be worth a thousand words. In this course, we review an image of a right coronary catheter accessing the aorta via a right radial artery approach and discuss issues, concerns, and potential solutions for radial artery catheterization.

    Authors:
    Lawrence Gimple, MD and Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Acute Aortic Dissection Top 10

    Description:
    Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but highly lethal condition. With modern diagnostic and therapeutic surgical, endovascular, and medical therapies, there is new hope for many of these patients. In this Top 10 exercise, we identify the important diagnostic and therapeutic options for many patients. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Acute Ventricular Septal Defect Associated with Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction

    Description:
    Acute Ventricular Septal defect (VSD) complicating acute inferior myocardial infarction is an unusual and frequently lethal complication of myocardial infarction. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Multiple Authors

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 9, 2019

    Expiration Date: July 9, 2022

    $25.00
  • Alternative Echocardiographic Modalities

    Description:
    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).

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • An Unusual Acute Coronary Syndrome

    Description:
    Modern care for acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) involves rapid mobilization of cardiology resources including patient evaluation and transfer to a capable cardiac catheterization laboratory for coronary angiography and, when appropriate, for coronary intervention with stenting of the occluded infarct artery. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Elona Rrapo Kaso, MD and Lawrence Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Analyzing Cause and Effect Processes

    Description:
    Other modules in the Skills series describe how to create a process map to identify opportunities to build a better process. Once you have a map, you will have analyzed it to identify problems delays, gaps, confusion, variation, and waste. Next you will need to analyze further to understand the root causes and contributing factors for these problems. Without this deeper understanding, it would be premature to begin developing solutions. In this module, we explore techniques to tease out the underlying causes of process and systems problems that will give you confidence about where to focus your efforts as you redesign your process for the future. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN, John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Mar 19, 2020

    Expiration Date: Mar 19, 2023

    $25.00
  • Anomalous Coronary Origins

    Description:
    In this case, a patient presents for pre-operative evaluation prior to a neuro-surgical spinal operation. He has a history of coronary heart disease and a known anomaly of the left coronary artery from the right coronary artery.

    Authors:
    Travis Moss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortic Regurgitation Top 10

    Description:
    Aortic regurgitation can result from a number of different mechanisms and can be life threatening when severe. In some patients, aortic regurgitation progresses slowly over many years and the appropriate timing of surgery must be determined. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Andrew E Darby, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date:

    $25.00
  • Aortic Stenosis

    Description:
    This lecture covers the large and complex topic of aortic stenosis. In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta discusses the natural history of the disease, typical clinical and hemodynamic findings, and cath lab management of patients with aortic stenosis. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortic Valve 1: Anatomy and Aortic Stenosis

    Description:
    Transesophageal imaging of the aortic valve is often more difficult than imaging of the mitral valve, in part due to the anatomy of the aortic valve. This course reviews aortic valve anatomy and provides an overview of aortic stenosis, which is present in most patients who are in the operating room for an aortic valve replacement.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortic Valve 2: Quantification of AS

    Description:
    This course presents echocardiographic methods for quantifying aortic stenosis, including 2-dimensional planimetry, tissue doppler, and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE).

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortic Valve 3: Aortic Insufficiency

    Description:
    From an echocardiographic standpoint, aortic insufficiency is difficult to assess. This course looks at the Doppler-based measurements, highly dependent on loading conditions, that can be used to quantify aortic insufficiency. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortic Valve 4: Aortic Valve Surgery

    Description:
    In this course, you will learn about aortic valve replacement, as well as stentless valves and aortic valve repair. Additionally, we explore the particular usefulness of TEE post-aortic valve surgery. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aorto-Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions

    Description:
    Percutaneous coronary intervention involves a wide range of complexity, from relatively straightforward Type A lesions in a C-shaped right coronary artery to much more complex anatomy. Ostial lesions and bifurcation lesions remain subsets that continue to challenge current interventional strategies and that can have increased risks of subacute closure and/or restenosis. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Aortography and Ventriculography

    Description:
    Aortography and ventriculography are more specialized imaging techniques used in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for specific diagnoses and for specific indications. Ventriculography is an important diagnostic imaging modality to assess left ventricular function, regional wall motion abnormalities, severity of mitral regurgitation, certain congenital and shunt conditions such as ventricular septal defect.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Atrial Fibrillation Basics Top 10

    Description:
    Atrial fibrillation is a common condition and occurs in otherwise healthy individuals or can be associated with a wide range of medical and/or cardiac conditions. For this reason, the management of patients with atrial fibrillation is complex and must be customized to individual patient circumstances. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Amy West Pollak, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Atrial Flutter Top 10

    Description:
    Atrial flutter is now known to be a "macro-reentrant" atrial tachycardia occurring in a counter-clockwise direction within the right atrium. The atrial rate is typically between 250 and 350 beats per minute. In general, the AV node conducts every other beat resulting in ventricular rates which are 50% of the atrial rate. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Andrew E Darby, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Atrial Myxoma

    Description:
    Cardiac tumors are unusual, but atrial myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumors of the heart. Presentations can be highly variable, ranging from signs and symptoms of mitral valve disease (such as dyspnea) to embolic phenomenon, right heart failure, or rarely myocardial infarction or sudden death.

    Authors:
    Patrick McNair, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 0.5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: December 6, 2018

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Pulmonic Stenosis

    Description:
    With the development of modern pediatric interventional and surgical approaches, many patients with congenital heart disease live full, long lives. Many patients undergo procedures during childhood, while other patients are initially discovered to have congenital heart disease as adults. In these modules, we will learn about acyanotic heart conditions. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Brainstorming & Affinity Diagramming

    Description:
    As quality improvement teams aim to improve clinical or operational processes, it will be necessary to elicit and catalog ideas about how a process currently functions, what works well and what doesn't, and what a future or ideal process will look like. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN and John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Jan 8, 2020

    Expiration Date: Jan 8, 2023

    $25.00
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies Top 10

    Description:
    In this exercise, we identify a Top 10 List of Cardiovascular Emergencies that a physician should understand in caring for acutely ill patients. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Lawrence W. Gimple

    Credit/contact hours: .5 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 6, 2024

    $25.00
  • Coarctation of the Aorta

    Description:
    Less common conditions such as coarctation of the aorta, persistence of the left superior vena cava, right-sided aortic arch, and dextrocardia are occasionally encountered during diagnostic cardiac catheterization and require basic knowledge of anatomy to make the correct diagnosis.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Cocaine-associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    Description:
    Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a common presentation but can occur in many complex clinical situations. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Elona Rrapo Kaso, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 0.5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: December 6, 2018

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Common Errors and Artifacts in Hemodynamic Measurements

    Description:
    Hemodynamic pressure recordings can provide valuable information regarding cardiac physiology and pathology. It is important to avoid artifacts and errors in the recording of high-quality pressure tracings. In this exercise, we will review common errors and methods to identify and avoid misleading information.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Complications and Informed Consent

    Description:
    In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta provides the background information needed for cardiology attendings, fellows, and/or nurse practitioners to participate in the informed consent process. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults 1: Terminology and Embryology

    Description:
    The purpose of this Congenital Heart Disease in Adults series is to assist the learner in the echocardiographic assessment and management of adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease, many of whom were previously operated on and re­‐present for surgical intervention in early adulthood (e.g., pulmonary valve replacement after Tetralogy of Fallot repair). Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults 2: Simple Defects

    Description:
    The purpose of this Congenital Heart Disease in Adults series is to assist the learner in the echocardiographic assessment and management of adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease, many of whom were previously operated on and re­‐present for surgical intervention in early adulthood (e.g., pulmonary valve replacement after Tetralogy of Fallot repair). Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adults 3: Complex Defects

    Description:
    The purpose of this Congenital Heart Disease in Adults series is to assist the learner in the echocardiographic assessment and management of adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease, many of whom were previously operated on and re­‐present for surgical intervention in early adulthood (e.g., pulmonary valve replacement after Tetralogy of Fallot repair). Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Coronary Angiography

    Description:
    The cardiac catheterization laboratory has changed dramatically over the years as the focused has expanded from hemodynamic evaluation to include an extraordinary range of imaging modalities and rapidly increasing opportunities for therapeutic intervention. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 1.0

    Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2021

    $25.00
  • Coronary Angiography Principles and Catheters

    Description:
    Coronary angiography is the definitive “gold standard” clinical technique for evaluating coronary anatomy in many patients. It provides accurate information regarding the location and severity of coronary disease, anomalies, and correlation with clinical syndromes.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 0.5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: February 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Coronary Angiography: A Primer

    Description:
    In this lesson, we will use three dimensional presentations of coronary anatomy to learn the most commonly used views for coronary angiography, ventriculography, and aortography.

    Authors:
    Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: February 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Creating and Analyzing Process Maps

    Description:
    This module describes how to create and analyze a process map, from defining the start and end points, through visually depicting all process steps, to finally scrutinizing all points for variation, waste, and inefficiencies. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN, John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 25 minutes

    Publication Date: Mar 19, 2020

    Expiration Date: Mar 19, 2023

    $25.00
  • Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade

    Description:
    In many conditions, pericardial effusions can accompany pericardial disease. These effusions can be small and benign, or larger and hemodynamically significant depending on pericardial compliance and other factors.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Diagnosis of Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction

    Description:
    The prosthetic valve has hemodynamic features that can vary from the normal cardiac valve both by echocardiographic assessment and by hemodynamic assessment in the cath lab. Prosthetic valves have typical appearances under fluoroscopy both in terms of valve movement and leaflet mobility.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Diastolic Function 1: Diastolic Period Physiology

    Description:
    The purpose of this Diastolic Function and Assessment series is to assist the reader in the assessment of left ventricular diastolic function.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Diastolic Function 2: Assessment of Diastolic LV Function

    Description:
    The purpose of this Diastolic Function and Assessment series is to assist the reader in the assessment of left ventricular diastolic function.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Difficult STEMI

    Description:
    Not all STEMI cases are straightforward and interventional complexities are common, require experienced operators, and interventions are often nuanced and challenging. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Alan Johnson, MD and Lawrence W. Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Echo Exam 1: Guiding Principles

    Description:
    The purpose of this series covering performing an Echocardiographic Exam is to assist the reader through the performance of both a basic and advanced transesophageal echocardiography examination as well as basic transthoracic echocardiography.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: February 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Echo Exam 2: Basic TEE, TTE, and Emergency Algorithms

    Description:
    The purpose of this series covering performing an Echocardiographic Exam is to assist the reader through the performance of both a basic and advanced transesophageal echocardiography examination as well as basic transthoracic echocardiography.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: February 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Echo Exam 3: Complete TEE and TTE Exams

    Description:
    The purpose of this series covering performing an Echocardiographic Exam is to assist the reader through the performance of both a basic and advanced transesophageal echocardiography examination as well as basic transthoracic echocardiography.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: February 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Echo Use in Extracorporeal Support and Heart Failure

    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to assist the reader in the use of ultrasound and  echocardiography to manage extracorporeal support systems.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Echo Use in Heart and Lung Transplant Procedures

    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to assist the reader in the use of transesophageal echocardiography to manage patients undergoing heart or lung transplantation. In both procedures, right ventricular failure can be problematic.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Endocarditis

    Description:
    The purpose of this courser is to assist the reader in the the diagnosis of infectious and non-infectious endocarditis.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2021

    $25.00
  • Exercise and Sports Participation with Aortic Stenosis

    Description:
    Exercise and Sports Participation with Aortic Stenosis: Who and How Much? This course tackles the question of "who and how much" in regards to exercise and sports participation among patients with aortic stenosis (AS).

    Authors:
    Peter Dean, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 9, 2019

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2022

    $25.00
  • Femoral Vascular Access Using Radiographic Landmarks

    Description:
    Femoral arterial and venous access have been a mainstay of diagnostic and interventional cardiology for decades.

    Authors:
    .75

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019

    Expiration Date: Sept 4, 2022

    $25.00
  • Fetal Cardiology: Congenital Heart Disease of the Left Heart

    Description:
    This lesson will outline the most common congenital heart diseases of the left heart including coarctation of the aorta, aortic stenosis, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. For each condition, key features and echocardiogram images will be presented. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    1.0

    Credit/contact hours: 1.0

    Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Fetal Cardiology: Congenital Heart Disease of the Right Heart

    Description:
    CHD of the right heart includes pulmonary valve stenosis, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, and transposition of the great vessels. In this lesson, you will evaluate these common congenital right heart lesions and learn keys to aid in the diagnosis. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Jeffrey Vergales, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 1.0

    Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Fetal Cardiomegaly

    Description:
    This course covers how fetal cardiomegaly is measured and assessed, the various etiologies of fetal cardiomegaly, and the diversity of the fetal and the postnatal outcomes, while emphasizing how important early recognition and diagnosis is for the patient's outcome. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Daniel S. Schneider, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 9, 2019

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2022

    $25.00
  • Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement

    Description:
    In this lesson, we will describe the technique of FFR and discuss the interpretation of results in a clinical context. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Description:
    This tutorial will review the hemodynamic, angiographic, and clinical features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and related conditions. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heterogeneous group of disorders that are characterized by hypertrophy in the absence of physiologic compensation. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: December 6, 2018

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Top 10

    Description:
    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an uncommon disorder of cardiac muscle typically on a genetic basis; however, the relationship of specific genotypes to clinical presentation is complex and still poorly characterized. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Michael Ragosta III

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Imaging

    Description:
    Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are frequently evaluated in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to assess baseline hemodynamics, left ventricular to aortic gradients, and coronary anatomy. Imaging performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory can also provide important diagnostic and physiology information.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: December 6, 2018

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • ICU and Non-Cardiac Echocardiography

    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to assist the reader in the use of cardiac ultrasound in the ICU and perioperative settings.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Indications and Appropriate Use of Fetal Echocardiograms

    Description:
    This course outlines why fetal echocardiograms are performed and when the use of a screening echocardiogram is indicated, might be indicated, and not indicated.

    Authors:
    Peter Dean, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 9, 2019

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2022

    $25.00
  • Intravascular Ultrasound

    Description:
    Intravascular ultrasound plays an important role in the evaluation and management of coronary heart disease in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Using IVUS the operator can identify arterial size, structure, pathology, and can make interpretations regarding the effectiveness of coronary intervention.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Introduction and Basics of Image Interpretation

    Description:
    Myocardial nuclear imaging provides valuable anatomic and prognostic information with respect to coronary heart disease. There are, however, important limitations to this imaging. To understand the proper clinical interpretation of perfusion imaging scans it is important understand the basic principles of coronary blood flow, atherosclerosis, and the principles underlying nuclear perfusion imaging.

    Authors:
    Jamieson M. Bourque, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 0.5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: December 6, 2018

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Learn Cardiology from the ECG!

    Description:
    Many medical students find studying the ECG to be a tedious and daunting task. This should not be the case. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Lawrence W. Gimple

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2021

    $25.00
  • Left to Right Shunts: Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)

    Description:
    Atrial septal defects (ASD) are among the more commonly diagnosed congenital defects and can present at any age from infancy to late in life. Significant advances in imaging, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery allow for an array of potential therapies depending on the location of the defect. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Left to Right Shunts: Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

    Description:
    The ductus arteriosus is an integral part of the normal fetal circulation allowing blood to bypass the fetal heart in utero. Failure of the ductus to close at birth can lead to a variety of clinical presentations depending on the duration, size, and co-existing congenital abnormalities. PDA accounts for 10% of congenital heart defects but is relatively rare in adults. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Left to Right Shunts: Ventricular Septal Defects

    Description:
    Defects in the interventricular septum can be large or small and may be congenital or acquired, as in patients after myocardial infarction. The ventricular septum has a superior membranous portion and an inferior muscular component and each may be associated with abnormalities. The defects are among the most common congenital cardiac anomalies in infants and children. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Andrew Bishop, MD FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Left Ventricular Function & Geometry 1: LV Function

    Description:
    The purpose of this Left Ventricular Function and Geometry series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric- and  pressure-based metrics of left ventricular performance, as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the LV.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 6, 2021

    $25.00
  • Left Ventricular Function & Geometry 2: LV Geometry

    Description:
    The purpose of this Left Ventricular Function and Geometry series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of left ventricular performance as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the LV.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Left Ventricular Function & Geometry 3: Future Approaches

    Description:
    The purpose of this Left Ventricular Function and Geometry series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of left ventricular performance as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the LV.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Masses, Pericardial and Myocardial Disease 1: General Approach

    Description:
    The purpose of this Masses, Pericardial, and Myocardial Disease series is to assist the reader in the assessment of intracardiac masses as well as pericardial and myocardial disease. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Masses, Pericardial and Myocardial Disease 2: Tumors

    Description:
    The purpose of this Masses, Pericardial, and Myocardial Disease series is to assist the reader in the assessment of intracardiac masses as well as pericardial and myocardial disease. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Masses, Pericardial and Myocardial Disease 3: Pericardial Disease

    Description:
    The purpose of this Masses, Pericardial, and Myocardial Disease series is to assist the reader in the assessment of intracardiac masses as well as pericardial and myocardial disease. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Masses, Pericardial and Myocardial Disease 4: Myocardial Disease

    Description:
    The purpose of this Masses, Pericardial, and Myocardial Disease series is to assist the reader in the assessment of intracardiac masses as well as pericardial and myocardial disease. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Maternal Diabetes and Congenital Heart Disease

    Description:
    This course reviews the effects of gestational diabetes and pre-pregnancy maternal diabetes on the developing fetal heart and the function of the newborn heart at time of delivery. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Christopher S. Ennen, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Measurement Methods of Hemodynamics

    Description:
    The cardiac catheterization laboratory is the traditional venue for measuring and defining a patient’s hemodynamics. In this course, we will describe the methods and pitfalls of hemodynamic assessment. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mechanical Complications of MI: Papillary Muscle Rupture, Free Wall Rupture, Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

    Description:
    Myocardial infarction may lead to profound weakening of the involved wall and disruption of the infarcted segment. Depending on the location of the rupture, a variety of mechanical complications can result. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mechanical Complications of MI: Right Ventricular Infarction

    Description:
    Right ventricular infarction typically occurs in the setting of acute right coronary artery occlusion with ST-Elevation MI. In this lesson, we review the basic features of right ventricular infarction. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Regurgitation Top 10

    Description:
    Mitral regurgitation can result from a number of different mechanisms and can be life threatening when severe. In some patients, mitral regurgitation progresses slowly over many years and the appropriate timing of surgery must be determined. In other patients, such as the patient with mitral regurgitation complicating an acute MI, the onset can be abrupt, can lead to cardiogenic shock, and must be treated as a cardiac surgical emergency. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Andrew E. Darby

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Stenosis Top 10

    Description:
    Mitral stenosis typically results from rheumatic fever and is a late manifestation of the condition known as rheumatic heart disease. Mitral stenosis is often associated with massive enlargement of the left atrium which results in atrial fibrillation – patients with mitral stenosis are therefore at significant risk of thromboembolic complications. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Rohit Malhotra, MD, FACC

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Stenosis: Basics

    Description:
    In this exercise, we review the causes of mitral stenosis and focus on the clinical presentation, physical exam, and natural history. Conditions associated with mitral stenosis are discussed. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Apr 21, 2020

    Expiration Date: Apr 21, 2023

    $25.00
  • Mitral Stenosis: Hemodynamic Tracing Interpretation

    Description:
    This lesson focuses on the hemodynamic measurements made in the cardiac catheterization laboratory in the evaluation of mitral stenosis. Measurement of simultaneous left atrial and left ventricular pressures during diastole is the most accurate method to hemodynamically assess the mitral valve gradient.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Apr 21, 2020

    Expiration Date: Apr 21, 2023

    $25.00
  • Mitral Valve 1: Anatomy

    Description:
    Presenting the basics of the mitral valve, this course focuses on mitral valve anatomy, the mitral valve orifice area, and the mitral valve musculatory structure.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Valve 2: Mitral Regurgitation

    Description:
    Mitral regurgitation MR is present, to some degree, in as many as 80% of individuals. This course reviews classification and quantification of MR, covers ischemic vs. functional MR and degenerative vs. rheumatic valves.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Valve 3: Mitral Stenosis

    Description:
    This course focuses on the etiology of mitral stenosis, as well as techniques for quantifying and estimating the severity of mitral stenosis.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Mitral Valve 4: Mitral Valve Surgery

    Description:
    The decision to repair or replace a mitral valve is complex and ultimately the surgeon’s decision. This course provides information that will help guide that decision.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Multi-voting & Prioritization

    Description:
    This module describes two further tools in the idea generation group: multi-voting and use of a prioritization matrix. These tools will help the team come to consensus on priorities for testing and implementation. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN and John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Jan 8, 2020

    Expiration Date: Jan 8, 2023

    $25.00
  • Overview of QI Skills

    Description:
    In this module, we will review a summary of tools based on their indications and aims. Over time, as you become familiar using these tools, you will build your own toolkit to help you realize your quality improvement goals. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN and John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Jan 8, 2020

    Expiration Date: Jan 8, 2023

    $25.00
  • Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) Top 10

    Description:
    In the modern era, implantable medical devices are increasingly common and many cardiac patients receive pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). These devices can greatly improve symptoms, treat some aspect of congestive heart failure, and can prevent sudden cardiac death in many circumstances. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Pamela Mason, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Pathophysiology of Cardiac Tamponade

    Description:
    Pericardial diseases are a diverse group of disorders that relate to both cardiac and non-cardiac processes. With the increasing prevalence of heart surgery, interventional procedures, immunosuppression, and radiation therapy, these conditions are becoming increasingly common. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Pediatric ECG Reading Method

    Description:
    Pediatric patients have unique physiology that rapidly changes from fetal to infant ages and then throughout childhood. These physiologic changes are reflected by changes in the electrocardiogram. In this lesson, we will review the basic principles and findings on the pediatric electrocardiogram. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Jeff Vergales MD, Jeremy Middleton MD, Michael McCulloch MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: Mar 19, 2020

    Expiration Date: Mar 19, 2023

    $25.00
  • Pediatric ECGS: Emergency Room Cases

    Description:
    Pediatric patients have unique physiology that rapidly changes from fetal to infant ages and then throughout childhood. These physiologic changes are reflected by changes in the electrocardiogram. In this series of case presentations, you will learn to identify common conditions that are reflected in the pediatric ECG. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Jeff Vergales, MD, Jeremy Middleton, MD, Michael McCulloch, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Mar 19, 2020

    Expiration Date: Mar 19, 2023

    $25.00
  • Pregnancy in the Woman with Congenital Heart Disease

    Description:
    Maternal mortality rates are increasing in the United States, driven in part by women with congenital heart disease (CHD) becoming pregnant. These patients require exceptional care, but can still have a good outcome if managed carefully. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Donald J. Dudley, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .75

    Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019

    Expiration Date: Sept 4, 2022

    $25.00
  • Process Mapping for Opportunities

    Description:
    Streamlining clinical or operational processes has the potential to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and staff and patient satisfaction, and also reduce variability and waste. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Katharine Schlag, MSN, RN, John Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Mar 19, 2020

    Expiration Date: Mar 19, 2023

    $25.00
  • Prosthetic Valves 1: General Approach

    Description:
    The purpose of this prosthetic valve series is to assist the reader in assessing the function of prosthetic valves, particularly in the perioperative period. Assessing a pre-existing and a newly implanted prosthetic valve is covered in this course.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Prosthetic Valves 2: Valvular Problems

    Description:
    The purpose of this Prosthetic Valve series is to assist the reader in assessing the function of prosthetic valves, particularly in the perioperative period. This course reviews common issues regarding prosthetic valves, including valvular leaks, mechanical failures, and patient-prosthesis mismatch.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Prosthetic Valves 3: Types of Valves

    Description:
    The purpose of this prosthetic valve series is to assist the reader in assessing the function of prosthetic valves, particularly in the perioperative period. This course focuses on mechanical and biological prosthetic valves.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: Analyzing the Test of Change

    Description:
    In this module, we will describe a basic approach to analyzing quality improvement (QI) data. The first step is to prepare your data for analysis. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: Conducting a Test of Change

    Description:
    After analyzing your process of care and designing improvements to test, it is important to carefully prepare for and conduct a test of change. We describe how to pull together all the necessary materials, gain leadership support, recruit a troubleshooter, communicate with the team, and identify test pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: Designing a Test of Change

    Description:
    In this module we examine why a multidisciplinary team is essential in planning quality improvements. Then we turn to how to plan and implement a test of the proposed change, including test data collection. The role and importance of the Test Champion is explained, along with how to scale the test of change. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019

    Expiration Date: Sept 4, 2022

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: Identifying and Collecting Data

    Description:
    In this final module about the Plan step of the PDSA cycle, we will review how to identify the quality data necessary to test the value of process changes you are planning to make. Without this preparation, chances are that your test will be weak or inconclusive. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: The Big Picture

    Description:
    In this module we will take a look at the big picture of quality improvement–the view from 35,000 feet–and describe the basic paradigm of QI and the roles various tools play in working to improve quality. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019

    Expiration Date: Sept 4, 2022

    $25.00
  • Quality Improvement: The PDSA Cycle, Themes and Aims

    Description:
    In this module we look at how to develop Themes and Aims, the first step of the Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle. We explore how to identify Themes for improvement, develop Global Aims, and narrow those down to Specific Aims. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    John D. Voss, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: Sept 4, 2019

    Expiration Date: Sept 4, 2022

    $25.00
  • Radiation Safety

    Description:
    The risks of cath lab radiation exposure and how to reduce them.

    Authors:
    Dr. Michael Ragosta III

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Right Ventricular Function 1: Geometry, Anatomy, and Physiology

    Description:
    The purpose of this Right Ventricle series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of right ventricular performance, as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the right ventricle (RV).

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Right Ventricular Function 2: Echocardiographic Assessment

    Description:
    The purpose of this Right Ventricle series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of right ventricular performance, as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the right ventricle (RV).

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 11, 2018

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2024

    $25.00
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease

    Description:
    This is a challenging case of a patient presenting with heart failure and ventricular tachycardia. A careful chart review showed that this patient had a history of breast cancer and lymphadenopathy. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Elona Rrapo Kaso, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: July 9, 2019

    Expiration Date: July 9, 2022

    $25.00
  • Subvalvular and Subvalvular Obstruction

    Description:
    Conditions other than hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or valvular aortic stenosis may be associated with obstruction and gradients involving the left ventricle and aorta. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: Apr 21, 2020

    Expiration Date: Apr 21, 2023

    $25.00
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia Top 10

    Description:
    Supraventricular tachycardia may be defined as an abnormally rapid heart rhythm originating above the ventricles, often, but not always, with a narrow QRS complex on the ECG. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Andrew E. Darby

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Syncope Top 10

    Description:
    Syncope is a relatively common occurrence in the general population and can represent a benign vaso-vagal response or a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia or other severe cardiac condition. Because of the broad differential diagnosis, the evaluation and management of the patient can be time-consuming and complex. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Dr. Amy West Pollak

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 1: Sound

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the physical principles of sound that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 2: Tissue

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the physical principles of tissue that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 3: Transducer Mechanics

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the physical principles of transducer mechanics that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 4: The Doppler Principle

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the Doppler Principle that underlies the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 5: Hemodynamic Mechanics

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the hemodynamic mechanics that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 6: Speckle Tracking

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the physical principles of speckle tracking that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physics of Ultrasound 7: Strain and Strain Rate

    Description:
    This course introduces you to the physical principles of strain and strain rate that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

    Authors:
    Dr. Robert H. Thiele

    Credit/contact hours: .25 hours

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Physiology of the Fetal Cardiovascular System

    Description:
    Understanding the physiology of the fetal cardiovascular system is an important part of diagnosing fetal CHD. In this lesson, you will be introduced to an overview of fetal circulation and how it differs from post-natal circulation. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Jeffrey Vergales, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 1.0

    Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • The Pulmonic Valve and Artery

    Description:
    The purpose of this Pulmonic  Valve and Artery course is to increase the awareness of the importance of pulmonic valve integrity, and more broadly, to discuss the growing awareness that the right ventricle cannot function indefinitely without the assistance of both the tricuspid and the pulmonic valve. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Role of Fractional Flow Reserve

    Description:
    This case analysis regards a patient with multivessel coronary heart disease who undergoes coronary angiography. Coronary artery bypass surgery is recommended. The patient undergoes additional evaluation with Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to define the hemodynamic significance of several of the coronary stenoses. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Adrian Loffler, MD

    Credit/contact hours: 1.0

    Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • The Tricuspid Valve

    Description:
    The purpose of this Tricuspid Valve course is to increase the appreciation for the relationship (not necessarily causal) between tricuspid integrity and long-term outcomes. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Thoracic Aorta 1: Aortic Cannulation and Aneurysms

    Description:
    The purpose of this Thoracic Aorta series is to assist the reader in analysis of the thoracic aorta, with particular focus on atherosclerosis, aortic dissection, and relevant artifacts. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Thoracic Aorta 2: Aortic Dissection

    Description:
    The purpose of this Thoracic Aorta series is to assist the reader in analysis of the thoracic aorta, with particular focus on atherosclerosis, aortic dissection, and relevant artifacts. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: October 2, 2018

    Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

    $25.00
  • Total Occlusion Late after Myocardial Infarction

    Description:
    It is well established that prompt reperfusion therapy within the first six hours of MI symptom onset can significantly reduce mortality and morbidity after MI, and reperfusion therapy with PCI/stenting or fibrinolysis is well established. However, it is not uncommon that a patient will undergo coronary angiography 12 or even 24 hours after MI, where a totally occluded artery is identified at that point in time. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Lawrence Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: May 10, 2018

    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024

    $25.00
  • Treatment of Cardiac Tamponade

    Description:
    In patients with a diagnosis of pericardial effusion, especially when accompanied by symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade, a number of therapeutic interventions are possible. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 14, 2019

    Expiration Date: March 14, 2022

    $25.00
  • Ultrasound Artifacts 1: Reflection and Extraneous Beams

    Description:
    Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize, and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H. Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Ultrasound Artifacts 2: Acoustic Shadowing, Enhancement & Reverberation

    Description:
    Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H. Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Ultrasound Artifacts 3: Miscellaneous Sources of Artifact

    Description:
    Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize, and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H. Thiele. MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Ultrasound Artifacts 4: Normal Anatomic Variants & Aortic Dissection

    Description:
    Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize, and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H. Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Ultrasound Artifacts 5: Image Optimization

    Description:
    Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize, and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Robert H. Thiele, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Vascular Access for Radial, Brachial, Internal Jugular, and Other Sites

    Description:
    In modern interventional cardiology, the central circulation is accessed for many reasons, ranging from coronary imaging and intervention, to hemodynamic measurement, myocardial biopsy, valvular interventional procedures, diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease, and multiple other indications. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • Waveform Interpretation: Left Atrial, Aortic, Peripheral Arteries, Left Ventricular

    Description:
    Recording hemodynamic pressures from the left atrium can be straightforward in the presence of certain abnormalities such as atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale, but will require trans-septal puncture in many patients. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Waveform Interpretation: Right Atrial, Right Ventricular, Pulmonary Artery

    Description:
    Many cardiac and critical care patients undergo right-heart catheterization to measure pressures and oxygen saturations in the right-sided cardiac chambers. In addition to the absolute value of these measurements, there is significant information about cardiac physiology and pathology that can be gained by examining the various waves and morphologies of the pressure recordings. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Waveform Interpretation: Simultaneous LV and RV Waveforms & Simultaneous LV and FA

    Description:
    In this lesson, we will review the principles of analysis of high-quality hemodynamic pressure recordings. We will focus on respiratory effects and simultaneous pressure recordings from left-sided and right-sided chambers. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Michael Ragosta III, MD and Lawrence W Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .25

    Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • What to Do When There is a Family History of Heart Disease

    Description:
    This course highlights the importance of recognizing inherited cardiovascular diseases and documenting any family history of cardiovascular disease, as well as implementing family cardiovascular screening and determining which patients might need additional genetic testing. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Matthew J. Thomas, ScM

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019

    Expiration Date: Nov 6, 2022

    $25.00
  • When Eosinophils Attack

    Description:
    This interesting case involves a patient with cardiogenic shock due to an unusual form of cardiomyopathy. This diagnosis is frequently missed as it is often not even considered. Our patient was treated with an LVAD and histopathologic examination of the myocardium plug sampled during surgery led to the diagnosis. The patient was treated with both left and right ventricular support devices (LVAD, RVAD) and survived through hospital discharge. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Ryan Connolly, MD and Lawrence Gimple, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: March 8, 2018

    Expiration Date: March 7, 2024

    $25.00
  • Wide Complex Tachycardia

    Description:
    Tachyarrhythmias can present a significant clinical challenge. Patients presenting with fast heart rate may be unstable with chest pain, hypotension, or with myocardial ischemia, or they may be completely asymptomatic. The initial approach typically involves distinguishing between tachycardias with a wide QRS complex ("wide complex tachycardias") versus those with a narrow QRS complex ("narrow complex tachycardias"). Narrow complex tachycardias are always supra-ventricular in origin. Wide complex tachycardias are more complex as they may arise from supra-ventricular sources and conduct aberrantly (supra-ventricular tachycardia with aberrancy) or they may arise from ventricular sources (ventricular tachycardia). In this case, we will examine a patient presenting with tachycardia and work our way through a differential diagnosis. Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

    Authors:
    Nishaki Mehta, MD, Ceshae Harding, MD, Araba Ofosu-Somuah, MD

    Credit/contact hours: .5

    Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

    Publication Date: Apr 21, 2020

    Expiration Date: Apr 21, 2023

    $25.00