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Expert Case Review

Critical Cardiac Cases Expert Case Review

Content Reviewed: 2021-06-29

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0.75 CME

5 Videos

49 Minutes of Video

0.75 CME

Course Description

Challenge yourself with Cardiac Cases from Dr. Cristina Fuss!

Read alongside Dr. Cristina Fuss (Oregon Health & Science University) as she provides essential interpretation pearls and pitfalls on critical Cardiac cases she has seen in her own practice.

Dr. Fuss also includes helpful advice on evaluating mechanical valves, the DISSECT mnemonic she uses, and the importance of considering patient history and using windowing during your interpretation to ensure you do not miss a critical finding. 

Test yourself to determine

  • Whether a patient with acute onset SOB has Takayasu vasculitis, Type A dissection, or Giant cell arteritis
  • Whether a retrospectively gated CCTA obtained post mitral valve replacement is showing valve dehiscence, valve disintegration, or valve malfunction
  • Whether chest pain experienced after ablation for atrial fibrillation is due to acute myocardial infarction, air embolism due to PFO, or an atrioesophageal fistula
  • Whether a child with prior aortic aneurysm undergoing follow up for valve sparing ascending aortic replacement has an Aortic root aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, or mycotic aneurysm
  • …and more!

Expert Case Review Overview

Expert Case Reviews offer a high yield, case-focused learning module that will help you gain confidence interpreting advanced imaging cases. 

Read alongside Radiology mentors who want to help you fine-tune your search patterns and work through your list of differential diagnoses. 

Review at your own pace by utilizing the video player features to pause, rewind, and slow down the video to work through the case at your own pace.

After you’re done, check out these additional Cardiac Mastery Courses for further in-depth case review:

Course materials were developed from Dr. Fuss’s Case Review Live webinar in July 2020. The recorded sessions have been converted into this on-demand, microlearning Radiology CME Course that you can work through on your own time!

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After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  •       Accurately interpret advanced imaging cases
  •       Distinguish subtle abnormalities on imaging
  •       Communicate findings, definitive diagnoses and limited differentials


Cristina Fuss, MD

Associate Professor & Section Chief Cardiothoracic Imaging

Oregon Health & Science University


Sample Case Review

13 min.

Critical Cardiac Case 1

14 m.

Course Evaluation: Critical Cardiac Cases Expert Case Review

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