Course Description

This course will provide an intensive review of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) including basic echocardiography for the novice echocardiographer as well as an update on the latest echocardiographic techniques for the more advanced practitioner.

Highlighted Topics

  • Basic and Advanced Echo Review
  • Porcine Dissection Workshop
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography Workshop
  • Three Dimensional (3D) Echocardiography Workshop
  • New! Board Review Question and Answer
  • New! Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop

Target Audience

This course is designed for anesthesiologists, intensivists, and residents/fellows who are planning to take either the basic or advanced Examination of Special Competence in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Basic/Advanced PTEeXAM), as well as clinicians who would like to refresh their knowledge of transesophageal echocardiography.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate and perform a comprehensive intraoperative echo examination
  • Utilize TEE/TTE as a monitoring modality during high-risk non-cardiac surgery
  • Discuss the latest echocardiographic techniques
  • Prepare for the Basic and Advanced PTEeXAM
  • Recognize, acquire, and perform manipulation of routine 3D echocardiographic images

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UC San Diego Department of Anesthesiology

Our mission is to advance the art and science of anesthesiology, and to train its next generation of clinicians and scientists.

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Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Established in 2011, UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is the county's first dedicated cardiovascular center. The state-of-the-art facility unites leaders in cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, pulmonary vascular medicine, vascular surgery, cardiovascular imaging and cardiovascular research to battle heart disease and stroke. 

Through this collaborative approach to care, research discoveries move more quickly to the bedside, so that patients benefit sooner from new methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our specialists will provide services available only at the top medical centers in the nation, including:

  • Pulmonary thromboendartectomy (PTE)
  • Off-pump coronary bypass (OPCAB)
  • Minimally invasive valve replacement
  • Lead extraction (in hybrid operating room)
  • High-volume interventional cardiology

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