Education & Training

Jackie Sohn, DO, explains the use and trating requirements for intensivists and anesthesiologists to train on using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) at ASE 2023.

Training noncardiologists to perform basic POCUS exams

Jackie Sohn, DO, discussed how POCUS is now incorporated into fellowship training programs and the different ways these handheld and smaller cart-based systems are being utilized in hospitals.

September 11, 2023
Video of ASE President Stephen Little, MD, discussing trends in interventional echo at the ASE 2023 annual meeting.

Interventional echocardiography expected to grow thanks to new structural heart procedures

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) President Stephen Little, MD, says there will be an increasing need for interventional echocardiographers in the near future.

August 22, 2023
Video of American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) leadership explaining how the society recognized early the need for standardization and training for on and stepped forward to offer training for various point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users and to bring them into its membership. Image shows a critical care COVID patient being scanned with a Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound system with doctors on screen helping guide the user. #POCUS #ASE #ASE2023

ASE training clinicians as point-of-care ultrasound grows

The American Society of Echocardiography recognized the lack of training and standardization for point-of-care ultrasound users and decided to do something about it. 

July 12, 2023
SCAI President Sunil Rao, MD, explains the 2022-2023 SCAI accomplishments to improve interventional cardiology.

SCAI President Sunil Rao on how the society is helping advance interventional cardiology

Rao spoke with Cardiovascular Business at ACC.23 to detail some of SCAI's biggest accomplishments from the last year. 

April 4, 2023
DNA sequencing for inheritable heart disease

Heart Association: 5 principles for dealing with genetic testing that may unduly trouble patients

When should a clinician tell a patient they have a gene variant that appeared incidentally but may have ramifications for cardiovascular health?

March 28, 2023
cardiovascular risk infectious disease hospitalization

Internal infections serious enough to require hospitalization raise 30-day CVD risk: 2-country, multicohort study

Patients hospitalized for severe infectious diseases are at heightened risk of major cardiovascular-disease events within a month of admission date. 

March 27, 2023
An attendee tries out a hands-on TEE simulator in a packed GE Healthcare booth at ACC.23. Photo by Dave Fornell

ACC.23 emerges as a return to normalcy for the cardiology community

Attendance was higher for the conference in 2023 than in 2019, the last year before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 8, 2023
transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

Simulations help 'accelerate the TEE learning curve' for cardiology trainees

Simulation-based training can help cardiology fellows improve their TTE abilities, even when instructors or equipment are in short supply. 

January 11, 2023

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