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Smith Library: Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography & Echocardiography

Resources for the WCUI and Smith Chason Los Angeles, Ontario and Phoenix campuses.

Echo A Research Topics

ASD/VSD 

Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy 
Blue Baby: Cyanotic Heart Defects
- Transposition of Greater Vessels
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Ebstein's Anomaly
- Anomalous Insertion of Pulmonary Veins

Coronary Artery Disease 

EKG (Normal Sinus Rhythm vs. Arrhythmia) 

Hypertension 

M-Mode  

Marfan Syndrome 

Phases of the Cardiac Cycle 

Ross Procedure 

Types of Doppler (Color, PW, CW, etc) 

Types of Stress Testing 

Values/Contrast and Compare
- 2D (Gray Scale Ultrasound Image Formation)
- 2D Image Artifact   
- Color Doppler Characteristics
- Blood and Blood Flow Study (hemodynamic)
- Doppler Artifact
- PW/CW Doppler Characteristics
- Ultrasound System Performance Evaluation
- Ultrasound System Safety Evaluation

And any other topics approved by the instructor

Physics Research Topics

2D (Gray Scale Ultrasound Image Formation) 
2D Image Artifact 
3D Transducer  
Blood and Blood Flow Study (Hemodynamic) 
Color Doppler Characteristics 
Continuous Wave Probe 
Convex Array 
Doppler Artifact 
Endovaginal Probe  
Linear Array  
Mechanical Transducer 
Phased Array 
PW/CW Doppler Characteristics 
TEE Transducer 
Transducers  
Ultrasound System Performance Evaluation  
Ultrasound System Safety Evaluation 

And any other topics approved by the instructor

Narrow the Topic

Describe sonographic guidelines for patients with a family history of congestive heart failure.

How are the etiologic factors related to non-congenital heart disease?

What are some concerns regarding pulmonary hypertension and pregnancy?

What are some precursors or risk factors for right side heart failure (e.g. COPD, HIV)?

What are the optimal technical factors to improve assessment for common heart valve issues?

What is Holt Oram Syndrome?

Community Service

Smith Library Contact Information

Online support: Jasmine and Carla - librarian@wcui.edu

OT onsite support - Karen, Facilities Manager

LA onsite support - Carla, librarian; Jasmine, Librarian

PH onsite support - Receptionists

Program Directors

Cardiovascular:

Dr. Trishia Phan - Los Angeles 

Dr. Bhaa Azar - Ontario 

Timothy Chambers - Phoenix

Pediatric Echo:

Dr. Pierre Wong - Los Angeles/Ontario

Karen Ambrowitz​ - Los Angeles/Ontario

Scholarships

Echo B Research Topics

Aortic Coarctation 
Aortic Insufficiency 
Aortic Stenosis 
ASD/VSD 
Asymmetric Septal Hypertrophy 
Blue Baby: Cyanotic Heart Defects
- Anomalous Insertion of Pulmonary Veins
- Ebstein's Anatomy      
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Transposition of Greater Vessels
- Tricuspid Atresia
Caged Ball Valves 
Congestive Heart Failure 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Coronary Heart Disease 
EKG (Normal Sinus Rhythm vs. Arrhythmia) 
Heart Transplantation 
M-Mode  
Marfan Syndrome 
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Myocardial Infarction ​
Patent Ductus Arteriosus 
Phases of the Cardiac Cycle 
Right Side Heart Failure 
Ross Procedure/Ross II Procedure 
Septal Defects 
St. Jude Valve 
Tetralogy of Fallot 
Types of Doppler (Color, PW, CW, etc) 
Types of Stress Testing 
Values/Contrast and Compare 

And any other topics approved by the instructor

Vascular/Advanced Vascular Research Topics

Aneurysms (various types)
Aortic Coarctation 
Aortic Stenosi
Ankle Brachial Index studies 
Atherosclerosis 
Atherosclerosis Obliterans (various types) 
Caged Ball Valves 
Carotid Body Tumor 
Cerebrovascular Accident 
Claudication 
Collagen Vascular Disease 
Congestive Heart Failure 
Constrictive Pericarditis
Deep Vein Thrombosis 
Extravascular Masses 
Fibromuscular Dysplasia 
Heart Transplantation 
Loeffler Endocarditis
Myocardial Infarction 
Neointimal Dysplasia 
Patent Ductus Arteriosus 
Peripheral Arterial Disease 
Phlegmasia Alba Dolens 
Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens 
Photoplethysmography 
Polycysic Ovary Syndrome
Pulmonary Artery Dissection
Raynaud’s Syndrome 
Right Side Heart Failure
Septal Defects 
St. Jude Valve 
Subclavian Steal 
Systemic Sclerosis and the Heart
Takayasu Arteritis 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 
Thromboangitis Obliterans 
Thromboembolic 
Transcranial Doppler Examinations 
Varicocele 
Venous Insufficiency

And any other topics approved by the instructor

Professional Associations

Echo C Research Topics

Adult Congenital Heart Defects
Atrial Septal Defectan
Complete Atrioventricular Canal Defect (CAVC)
Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis
Congenital Mitral Valve Stenosis 
Congenital Pulmonary Valve Stenosis and Atrasia
Congenital Tricuspid Valve Stenosis and Atrasia
Coarctation of Aorta 
Double Inlet Left Ventricle

Double Orifice Mitral Valve 

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome 

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Ross Procedure

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Truncus Arteriosus 

Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)


And any other topics approved by the instructor

 

Podcasts

Educational Videos and Resources

Echo D Research Topics

Advanced Cardiovascular Procedures

Alcohol Septal Ablation for HOCM
Aortic and Pulmonic Balloon Valvuloplasty

Catheter Ablation for A-fib

(The) MitraClip Device Procedure and Percutaneous Repair of Paravalvular Leaks

Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty for Patients with Rheumatic Mitral and Tricuspid Stenosis

Percutaneous Closure of Aortic, Coronary, and Ventricular Pseudoaneurysms and Coronary Fistulae

Percutaneous Closure of ASD, PFO, PDA

Percutaneous Closure of Congenital, Acquired, and Post-Infarction VSDs

Percutaneous Treatment of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

And any other topics approved by the instructor

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Educational Images

EKG and Vascular Flashcards from Studystack.com

                                                                                 EKG (Top) and Vascular (Bottom) Flash cards from Study Stack.com