What you will learn

Course description: 

This one-day course will be taught by Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, RDCS, FASE. The course begins with a review of the basic understanding and essential measurements required for the assessment of diastolic function. Technical aspects including how to obtain quality tracings and measurements will prepare the attendee for the live scanning sessions. In addition, the program will include cases demonstrating concordant and discordant information and how to troubleshoot diagnosis. Additional cases will include combined systolic and diastolic function including strain imaging. Live scanning workshops will demonstrate what and where to measure for diastolic evaluations.

This course is for physicians and sonographers interested in the assessment of myocardial mechanics and diastolic function.

Attendees should have basic knowledge of 2D echocardiography for the assessment of regional systolic and diastolic function. Attendees may benefit from attending Understanding Myocardial Mechanics (CV350) prior to this course.



Course objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of ventricular function and physiology
  • List the measurements of diastolic function
  • Perform accurate measurements of diastolic function
  • Explain how to troubleshoot discordant data
  • Develop a stepwise approach for the assessment of diastolic function
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Peer-to-Peer Workshop


  • English


1 Day

Course instructor(s) : 

Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, RDCS, FASE
Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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