Left Ventricular Function & Geometry 1: LV Function

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. Starting with the CASS study, this course looks at volumetric assessments of LV function, fractional area change, assessing cardiac output, and functional estimates of LV function.

You will learn:

  • Volumetric estimates of LV function
  • Functional estimates of LV function

Author(s): Dr. Robert H. Thiele

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Credit hours: .25

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.