Echo University Case of the Month: January 2018

Release Date: September 12, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

This educational activity is jointly provided by Dannemiller and Echo University

Intended Audience

Physicians and Sonographer

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify proper pacer lead implantation.

Statement of Need

This activity is designed to facilitate cardiologists and sonographers in maintaining state-of-the-art knowledge in echo/doppler. Covering basic aspects to the most advanced in echo/doppler and its current use in clinical practice, it houses an extensive image library of illustrative cases, coupled with in-depth discussion points. The activity helps to maintain competence in a rapidly evolving field. It also aids in preparation for board exams and sonographers for certifying examinations. It also allows cardiologists and sonographers to maintain the dedicated echo CME requirement for updates and education.

Method of Participation

This activity should take approximately 0 hours and 15minutes to complete. Participants should first read the objectives and other introductory CME/CE information and then proceed to the educational activity. To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the post-test with a passing score of 80% and then complete the evaluation. Credit is provided through December 31, 2020. No credit will be given after this date. There is no fee to participate in this activity.

In the event you have questions about this activity or are unable to retrieve the certificate, please email and a certificate will be emailed within 2 weeks.

System requirements

  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access
  • Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE 8+) with javascript enabled


This activity has been planned and implemented by Dannemiller and Echo University. In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Dannemiller designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this program.


Dr. Allen Zelinger

Associate Clinical Professor U of I at Chicago

Director Echo Lab Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

President Echo University


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Dannemiller requires that any person who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with a commercial interest.

The following faculty stated they have no relevant financial disclosure:

  • Dr. Allen Zelinger

Amber Johnston, Dannemiller project manager has no financial relationships with commercial interests.

To resolve identified/potential conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully reviewed by a member of the Dannemiller Clinical Content Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence based and commercially balanced.

Off-label statement

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Dannemiller. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

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