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The Emergence of a Sub-Specialty: The Interventional Echocardiographer

02 Jan

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Every patient with important cardiovascular disease is evaluated, at some point, with an echocardiogram as the technique extends beyond its historical use only as an imaging tool. The echocardiography service is now the most important for hemodynamic and physiologic assessments, the study of myocardial mechanics, and increasingly clinically critical three-dimensional display of anatomy. In my opinion, however, what has really altered the workplace for the echocardiographer are those advances that involve collaboration with others during structural interventions.

The variety, complexity, and rapidly-increasing numbers of these collaborative interactions impact the practices of physician echocardiographers, virtually all of whom have other clinical duties. For sonographers the laboratory workflow is increasingly unpredictable.

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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in medical

 

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