Echo Use in Heart and Lung Transplant Procedures

Authors: Robert H Thiele, MD
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Expiration date: October 1, 2024



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.

You Will Learn

  • TEE scan for donor and recipient
  • Bicaval anastomotic approach to heart transplantation
  • The immediate post-transplant period and common problems
  • Lung transplantation

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.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.