Echocardiography Assessment of Cardiac Valve Disease – Theory and Practical Application - 1 Day

Learning Objectives


  • To understand the use of standard echocardiographic techniques in the assessment of the mitral, aortic and right sided valves.
  • To understand the role of echocardiography in the assessment of valve function in a range of pathological conditions.


  • To develop the skills required to acquire high quality images in patients that require an assessment of the cardiac valves.
  • To develop the interpretation skills required to report mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis.

Outline Syllabus

  • Valvular Heart Disease
    Aetiology and echocardiographic features in:
    • Stenotic lesions
    • Regurgitant lesions
    • Prosthetic valves including percutaneous replacement


  • In order to establish whether all the learning objectives have been met the students will be assessed by observation of practice. A set-criteria will need to be achieved before completion of the course over a range of patients where an assessment of the cardiac valves is warranted.

Course Structure

Time Lecture
AM Assessment of the Mitral Valve
Assessment of the Aortic Valve
Assessment of Right Sided Valves
Assessment of Prosthetic Valves