Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards

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  • Copyright: 6/18/2014
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Prepping for the boards? Don’t miss Questions, Tricks, and Tips for the Echocardiography Boards, a study guide designed to sharpen your echocardiography knowledge and hone your test-taking skills. Armed with hundreds of questions composed by clinicians who previously passed the exam, you won’t be coached merely to memorize facts, but will come to understand case-based questions in a clinically meaningful way. Each practice question mimics the exact style of the ASC exam—priming you for the kind of higher-level thinking and derivative knowledge that will set you apart from your peers. Don’t miss the invaluable study tips contained within, pooled from an impressive array of former fellows and exam takers, and designed to optimize your test performance. Whether you’re in the midst of studying, or are a practitioner looking to dive headfirst into the subject, this text is perfect for any medical professional looking to maintain an exceptional working knowledge of echocardiography.


  • Over 700 practice questions composed by clinicians who previously passed
  • 350+ video clips to enhance your understanding of the material
  • Exam topics accompanied by recommended supplementary reading
  • Test prep techniques, both general skills and ASC exam-specific
  • Tips to save time, reduce anxiety, and optimize exam performances
  • Images, figures, and tables to address critical topics

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  • Interactive question bank containing over 700 questions
  • 350+ video clips to enhance your understanding of the material
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Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction
1. Test Taking Principles
Vincent L. Sorrell and Sasanka Jayasuriya

Section II. Physical Principles of Ultrasound
2. Basic Principles of 2D Ultrasound
Vincent L. Sorrell
3. Principles of Doppler Ultrasound
Nishant Kalra and Vincent L. Sorrell
4. Instrumentation and Knobology
Marti McCulloch
5. Understanding Spatial and Temporal Resolution
Russell Witte
6. Common and Uncommon Artifacts
Paul Anaya
7. Biological Effects of Ultrasound
Jeffrey Gregoire and Sasanka Jayasuriya

Section III. The Echo Examanation
8. Understanding the AUC Guidelines
R. Parker Ward
9. Common TTE Anatomy
Steven D. Mottl
10. Common TEE Anatomy for the Boards
Sasanka Jayasuriya and Robert Attaran
11. Normal and Abnormal TEE Anatomy
Navin C. Nanda and Ayman Haj Asaad
12. How Good is Your Echo? Statistics to Memorize for the Boards
Sasanka Jayasuriya

Section IV. Valvular Heart Disease
13. Aortic Stenosis
Patrick Collier and Brian Griffin
14. Aortic Regurgitation
Lissa Sugeng, Kamran Haleem, Sasanka Jayasuriya, and Vincent L. Sorrell
15. Mitral Stenosis
Prakash Suryanarayana and Paul E. Fenster
16. Mitral Regurgitation
Divya Kapoor and Sasanka Jayasuriya
17. Tricuspid and Pulmonic Pathology
Kwan S. Lee and Steven J. Lester
18. Normal and Abnormal Prosthetic Valve Features
Peter Rahko

Section V. Ventricular Size and Function
19. Important 2D and Doppler Echo Measurements
Sasanka Jayasuriya
20. Global LV Systolic Function
Lissa Sugeng, Kamran Haleem, and Vincent L. Sorrell
21. Doppler Parameters of Ventricular Function
Louai Razzouk and Muhamed Saric
22. Diastology for the Echo Boards
Ayan R. Patel
23. Understanding the Other (Right) Ventricle
Reza Habibzadeh

Section VI. Coronary Artery Disease
24. Echo Findings in Acute Coronary Syndromes and Infarct Complications
John P. Panidis
25. Stress Echo for the Boards
Farooq A. Chaudhry and Edgar Argulian
26. Echo Features of Chronic CAD
Mohamed Morsy and Masood Ahmad
27. Microbubbles
Min Pu and Dalane W. Kitzman

Section VII. Cardiomyopathies
28. Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Rekha Mankad and Sunil Mankad
29. Echo Features of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Arzu Ilercil
30. Echo Features of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Dennis Enomoto
31. Echo Features of Other Cardiomyopathies
Konstantinos P. Koulogiannis and Linda D. Gillam
32. Normal and Abnormal Appearance of Cardiac Devices
Edward A. Gill and Andrew Cheng
33. LV Dyssynchrony and Resynchronization Therapy
John Gorcsan III and Mohamed Ahmed

Section VIII. Congenital Heart Disease and Fetal Echocardiography
34. Echo in Cardiac Shunt Lesions
Vincent L. Sorrell
35. Congenital Valve Lesions
Scott Klewer
36. Arterial Anomalies
Daniela Lax
37. Venous Malformations
Brent J. Barber
38. Heart Diseases in Congenital Syndromes
Jacqueline A. Noonan and Louis I. Bezold
39. Fetal Echocardiography for the Boards
Louis I. Bezold

Section VIX. Cardiac Masses
40. Pathologic Masses in the Atria
Vera H. Rigolin
41. Pathologic Masses on the Valves
Mikel D. Smith and Kunal Bodiwala
42. Non-cardiac Findings on Echocardiograms
Elizabeth B. Juneman

Section X. Pericardial Disease
43. Normal and Abnormal Pericardial Findings
Steve Leung
44. Pericardial Effusions
Jooby John and Sasanka Jayasuriya
45. Pericardial Contrast
Kunal Bodiwala and Vincent L. Sorrell

Section XI. Aorta
46. Echo of the Normal and Diseased Aorta
Aiden Abidov
47. Acute Aortic Syndromes
Charles Campbell

Section XII. Newer Applications
48. 3D Echocardiography for Valvular Heart Disease
Gabe Vorobiof and Andrew Akhondi
49. Echo Strain for the Boards
Alison L. Bailey
50. Echocardiography during Interventional Procedures
Muhamed Saric and Itzhak Kronzon
51. Intraoperative Echocardiography for the Boards
Dermot Phelan and William Stewart
52. Invasive Echo for the Boards
Chetan Shenoy, Francesco F. Faletra, and Natesa G. Pandian

Section XIII. Multimodal Imaging Concepts as they relate to Echocardiography
53. Echo as it Relates to Multimodal Imaging
Daniel Berman and Reza Arsanjani

Study Material for the Boards
Sasanka Jayasuriya and Vincent L. Sorrell

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