TEE Essentials: Assessment of the left atrium and appendage

The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Transesophageal Echocardiography Essentials course with consultant cardiologist Andrew R. Houghton. By the end of the lesson, participants will have learned how to obtain the mid-esophageal LAA view to assess the left atrial appendage, quantify emptying velocities, and look for thrombus/spontaneous contrast.

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Medmastery courses and workshops are fully CME accredited providing US (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) and European (ECMECs) CME credits. Members can download their CME certificates upon successful completion of activities. Register now for a free trial and check it out!

Andrew R. Houghton MD FRCP FESC. Cardiologist, cardiac imaging specialist, and head of cardiac imaging at Grantham and District Hospital in the UK.  My passion is for non-invasive cardiac imaging, especially echocardiography; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; and helping others to understand the remarkable capabilities of modern imaging techniques. | Medmastery |


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