CME Expiration Date: January 31, 2018
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Three-dimensional Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease: An Expert Consensus Document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography: CME Information
Release date: January 2017 Valid through: January 2018
Introduction/Statement of Need:
Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) has become important in the management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), particularly with pre-surgical planning, guidance of catheter intervention, and functional assessment of the heart. 3DE is increasingly used in children because of good acoustic windows and the non-invasive nature of the technique. The aim of this paper is to provide a review of the optimal application of 3DE in CHD including technical considerations, image orientation, and application to different lesions, procedural guidance, and functional assessment.
This activity is designed for all cardiac sonographers and cardiovascular physicians with a primary interest and knowledge base in the field of echocardiography; in addition, residents, researchers, clinicians, intensivists, and other medical professionals with a specific interest in pediatric and congenital heart disease may find this activity beneficial.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
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The American Society of Echocardiography designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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John Simpson, MBChB, MD, FESC, Leo Lopez, MD, FASE, Philippe Acar, MD, PhD,
Mark K. Friedberg, MD, FASE, Nee S. Khoo, MBChB, H. Helen Ko, BS, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RCCS, FASE, Jan Marek, MD, PhD, FESC, Gerald Marx, MD, FASE, Jackie S. McGhie, Folkert Meijboom, MD, David Roberson, MD, FASE, Annemien Van den Bosch, MD, PhD, Owen Miller, BMed, and Girish Shirali, MBBS, FASE.
This activity received no commercial support.
According to ACCME policy, ASE implemented mechanisms to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the planning and implementation of this activity.
The following authors reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this document:
John Simpson, MBChB, MD, FESC, Leo Lopez, MD, FASE, Philippe Acar, MD, PhD, Mark K. Friedberg, MD, FASE, Nee S. Khoo, MBChB, H. Helen Ko, BS, ACS, RDMS, RDCS, RCCS, FASE, Jan Marek, MD, PhD, FESC, Gerald Marx, MD, FASE, Jackie S. McGhie, Folkert Meijboom, MD, David Roberson, MD, FASE, Annemien Van den Bosch, MD, PhD, Owen Miller, BMed, and Girish Shirali, MBBS, FASE.
The following board and guidelines and standards committee members reviewed this document and reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this document:
Deborah A. Agler, RCT, RDCS, FASE, Merri L. Bremer, EdD, RN, EDCS, ACS, FASE, Benjamin Byrd, MD, FASE, Hollie D. Carron, RDCS, FASE, Frederick C. Cobey, MD, FASE, Patrick Collier, MD, PhD, FASE, Patrick D. Coon, RCCS, RDCS, FASE, Adam Dorfman, MD,FASE, Fadia Makarem Ezzeddine, RT, RCS, FASE, Craig Fleishman, MD, FASE, Yvonne E. Gilliland, MD, FASE, Aasha S. Gopal, MD, FASE, Lanqi Hua, RDCS, FASE, Joe R. Kreeger, ACS, RCCS, RDCS, FASE, Sunil Mankad, MD, FASE, Maryellen H. Orsinelli, RN, RDCS, FASE, Andy Pellett, PhD, RCS, RDCS, FASE, Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE, SueD. Phillip, RCS, FASE, Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FASE, Michael Quartermain, MD, FASE, Vera H. Rigolin, MD, FASE, Brad J. Roberts, ACS, RCS, FASE, Vandana Sachdev, MD, FASE, Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FASE, Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE, Elaine Shea, ACS, RCS, RCCS, FASE, Vincent L. Sorrell, MD, FASE, Cynthia Taub, MD, FASE, Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE
The following board and guidelines and standards committee members reported relationships with one or more commercial interests:
Federico Asch, MD, FASE- Medtronic (Research Grant Support); St. Jude Medical (Research Grant Support); Biotronik (Research Grant Support); Sorin Group (Research Grant Support); Boston Scientific (Research Grant Support); Edwards Lifesciences (Research Grant Support); Abbott Vascular (Research Grant Support); Mitralign (Research Grant Support); Direct Flow (Research Grant Support); Xaltis (Research Grant Support)
Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE - Johnson & Johnson (Stock Ownership); Pfizer (Stock Ownership)
Stephen Heitner, MD, FASE- Johnson & Johnson (Stock Ownership); Millennium Pharmaceuticals (Consultant/ Advisor); Onyx pharmaceuticals (Consultant/ Advisor)
Soo Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, FASE- Philips Ultrasound (Consultant/ Advisor)
Allan Klein, MD, FASE -Bayer (Steering Committee)
Stamatios Lerakis, MD, FASE- Edwards Lifesciences (Consultant/ Advisor)
Stephen Little, MD, FASE- St. Jude Medical (Research Grant Support); Abbott Structural (Research Grant Support); Medtronic (Research Grant Support)
Tasneen Naqvi, MD, FASE- Adagio Medical (Stock Ownership); Panasonic CardioHealth Station (Research Grant Support)
Lawrence Rudski, MD, FASE- GE (Stock Ownership)
Roman Sniecinski, MD, FASE- Grifols Therapeutics (Consultant/ Advisor)
Steven Walling, RCS, RDCS, FASE- Lantheus (Speaker/ Speakers Bureau) (Consultant/Advisor)
Susan Wiegers MD, FASE- Merck (Stock Ownership); Covance (Spouse Employment)
The following ACCME reviewers, ASE Staff and CME editors reported no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this document:
Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE, Timothy Slesnick, MD, FASE, Raymond Musarra RCS, RDCS, FASE, Rhonda Price, and Christina LaFuria
The following ACCME reviewers, ASE Staff and CME editors reported relationships with one or more commercial interests:
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