PEDS 1000 Pediatric Congenital Echocardiography

This course offers the nationally registered echocardiographers instruction of current imaging guidelines, common congenital heart defects, and surgical interventions. The student will understand normal and abnormal cardiovascular structures by 2-dimensional imaging and correlation of the cross-sectional images with anatomic structures. The student will gain the knowledge to independently perform an entry level complete transthoracic echocardiographic examination with proper use of available ultrasound techniques in patients with congenital heart disease. Emphasis is placed on pediatric and adult congenital imaging techniques, fetal cardiac embryology, cardiac congenital pathology, age appropriate patient care, corrective surgical procedures. Topics include: embryology; acyanotic lesions; cyanotic lesions; common complex congenital heart disease; corrective surgical procedures; syndromes with cardiac involvement; standard and alternative diagnostic imaging techniques.