Technical Tips for the Assessment of Aortic Stenosis
August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present ERIC MONAHAN, BS, RDCS, for an enlightening and practical discussion on how to accurately measure Aortic Stenosis.
Aortic Stenosis is a very common valvulopathy that can present with complex hemodynamic patterns and, therefore, great challenges for the cardiac sonographer. This presentation will include an overview of Aortic Stenosis (AS), diagnostic calculations for this condition, and an examination of the accuracy of both 2D and Doppler measurements. Examples will include instructions on how to troubleshoot cases with varying degrees of AS. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• List the measurements required to estimate the severity of Aortic Stenosis (AS)
• Analyze challenging cases in various degrees of AS
• Describe a stepwise approach to accurately measure AS
About Our Speaker: Eric Monahan, BS, RDCS is currently a full-time Cardiac Sonographer at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and is an Adjunct Professor teaching Echocardiography in the School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Eric started his journey in healthcare education by attending Michigan State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. He went on to obtain a second Bachelor’s Degree in Echocardiography at MCPHS University. While in sonography school, Eric obtained training in Echocardiography at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. After graduation with his cardiac registry status, he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Currently, he is in the process of earning a Master’s in Business Administration for Healthcare Management at MCPHS University’s School of Healthcare Business.
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.