AD117 – Advance25 Cardiac Ultrasound

£997.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on 13th September 2022, with the last session taking place on 21st October 2022. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and discussion forums. The course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks via the course forum in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access to all of your course materials although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.

Get more out of your cardiac scanning with this interactive online course. Cardiac ultrasound is an important part of examining patients with known or suspected heart disease. Understanding the principles behind echocardiography will help you with image acquisition and optimisation, enabling confident interpretation with your patients. This course will take you through the principles of echocardiography, including advanced techniques, and their application to various disease processes in both cats and dogs. Take your cardiac scanning to the next level with the help of our expert and approachable tutor.

Session 1: Getting the most out of your ultrasound machine. Image quality and optimisation are extremely important if you are to interpret your echocardiography images confidently. This session will give you the knowledge that you need to optimise your ultrasound images and get a clearer picture with your cases.

Session 2: Measuring and interpreting your echocardiography images. Accurate and repeatable measurement of echocardiography images is key to determining if an animal has heart disease, especially with those animals that need longitudinal follow up. In this session we will review commonly used measurements associated with right-sided views and discuss evaluation of systolic function.

Session 3: Echocardiography of acquired heart disease in the cat. Diastolic function is important to evaluate feline heart disease. In this session we will discuss interpretation of diastolic function together with how to diagnose the various forms of acquired feline heart disease.

Session 4: Echocardiography of acquired heart disease in the dog and miscellaneous heart diseases. Acquired heart disease is commonly identified in dogs. This session will review echocardiography of degenerative mitral valve disease and dilated cardiomyopathy. We will then go on to discuss more unusual presentations such as pericardial effusion, endocarditis and pulmonary hypertension.

Session 5: Echocardiography of congenital heart disease in cats and dogs. Congenital heart disease is frequently encountered in small animal practice. This session will review more common congenital diseases and their echocardiographic appearance. Focus will be on patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic and aortic stenosis, valve dysplasia and septal defects.

Session 6: Case based integration. This final session will go through canine and feline cases pulling together everything you have learnt in this course. We’ll look at some of the patients that you’re likely to encounter in your practice.

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Course Tutors : 

Liz Bode BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA (Cardio) MRCVS RCVS
Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
Chester Gates Veterinary Specialists

Siddaharth Sudunagunta BVetMed CertAVP(VC) MRCVS
University of Liverpool

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