Thoracic Aorta 1: Aortic Cannulation and Aneurysms

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.

You will learn:

  • Terminology
  • Aortic cannulation for cardiac surgery
  • Epicardial echocardiography and aortic imaging
  • Aortic plaque grading systems
  • Aortic aneurysms and quantification of aortic aneurysm size

Author(s): Robert H Thiele, MD

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.