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National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM) Case Log Template

Here's an Excel case log template for the practice experience pathway for critical care echocardiography certification (CCEeXAM) through the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). This is the template I used to get diplomate status...

Carcinoid Heart Disease Echocardiography

Carcinoid syndrome is most commonly caused by an overproduction of hormones from metastatic midgut tumors and is characterized by diarrhea, flushing, hypotension, and increased airway reactivity. Roughly half of these cases also have carcinoid...

Left Atrial Myxoma

Myxomas are the most common primary, benign cardiac tumors occurring. They typically occur in middle-aged adults with a higher incidence in women. Most commonly, myxomas are located in the left atrium (LA). Large myxomas...

Subaortic Membrane

Here's a transesophageal echo (TEE) of a subaortic membrane (encircled in yellow) causing left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Also note the fluttering of the aortic valve (AoV) leaflets during systole, turbulent flow in...

Ocular Ultrasound For Increased Intracranial Pressure

As part of a quick point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) examination, ocular ultrasound can help determine increased intracranial pressure (ICP), retinal detachment, lens dislocation, vitreous hemorrhage, etc. in conjunction with the patient’s history and physical exam. For...
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M-Mode Ultrasound Assessment Of Diaphragm Movement

Patients with suspected diaphragm paralysis (e.g., elevated hemidiaphragm on chest x-ray, a surgery that is high risk for compromising the phrenic nerve, etc.) can be evaluated using motion mode ("M-mode") ultrasonography at the bedside....

National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) Advanced PTEeXAM Case Log Template

Here's an Excel template for those logging transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) on the supervised training pathway for the National Board of Echocardiography's (NBE) advanced perioperative TEE diplomate status. This template is based on the sample...

Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)

Abbott's Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) offers an alternative to MitraClip for patients with symptomatic, moderate-severe mitral regurgitation who are not suitable candidates for a traditional, open surgical mitral valve replacement. The ongoing,...

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