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Cardiac Effects on the Spectral Doppler Waveform in Vascular Testing

July 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

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Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present Gail P. Size, BS, RPhS, RVS, RVT, FSVU President of Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) for an informative session on the cardiac effects on the spectral Doppler waveform in vascular testing.  The event is presented in collaboration with IFSER. IFSER Course Description

By its very nature, the circulatory system is a closed loop. This lecture is designed to provide general knowledge of how heart disease affects the downstream Doppler waveform in the vascular exam. An abnormal Doppler signal may not always be associated with vascular disease. There are certain cardiac diseases which can either overestimate or underestimate the extent of vascular stenosis or pathology, so it is important to take this relationship between components of the circulatory system into consideration. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the interrelationship and impact of cardiac disease on peripheral vascular Doppler findings.
  • Identify specific cardiac situations which can commonly affect the vascular examination, causing overestimation or underestimation of vascular pathology.
  • Utilize a combination of velocities, ratios, and knowledge of pathology to more accurately understand the true scope of vascular disease present.

About Our Speaker Cardiac Effects

Gail P. Size, BS, RPhS, RVS, RVT, FSVU has had a long and distinguished career. She is currently President of Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and is the Director of Education for the Arizona Heart Foundation School of Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound. With over 35 years of technical, managerial, and educational experience, she founded and is president of Inside Ultrasound, Inc., a provider of training in noninvasive vascular testing and laboratory accreditation. Gail has authored and published the Vascular Reference Guide, Vascular Guide Workbook, Venous Reference Guide, and other accompanying workbooks. She has also authored over 15 other publications, including the Natural History of Venous Thrombosis. In addition to her own publications, she served as Project Director for the Echocardiographer’s Pocket Reference (5th Edition). Her involvement in the world of vascular sonography includes acting as an IAC-Vascular Reviewer, member of the SVU Board of Directors, Co-Chair and Chairman of the Society’s Education Committee, Midwest Regional Chapter Advisor, Southwest Regional Chapter Advisor, President of the Chicago Area Vascular Association, RVS exam committee member, and RPhS exam committee member. Gail also contributed to the development of the RPhS exam. Her influence and impact on the field of Sonography has truly been profound.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.

The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.



July 21, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
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