Basic PTEeXAM Content Outline

As presented on the National Board of Echocardiography website:

  1. Patient Safety Considerations
  2. Echocardiographic Imaging: Acquisition and Optimization
  3. Normal Cardiac Anatomy and Imaging Plane Correlation
  4. Global Ventricular Function
  5. Regional Ventricular Systolic Function & Recognition of Pathology
  6. Basic Recognition of Cardiac Valve Abnormalities
  7. Identification of Intracardiac Masses in Non-Cardiac Surgery
  8. Basic Perioperative Hemodynamic Assessment
  9. Related Diagnostic Modalities
  10. Basic Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
  11. Surface Ultrasound for Vascular Access

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