Cardiac Morphology Master Class Cardiac Morphology Master Class

Within these CME courses, experts from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who first began the annual Cardiac Morphology Master Class in 2008, provide a comprehensive update on major advances in cardiac medicine, as well as a review of various medical and surgical related topics affecting defects of the heart. These CME courses include information to help understand the usefulness and practicality of the sequential segmental analytical approach to the examination of congenitally malformed hearts, as well as how to develop familiarity with the morphology of a large variety of congenital heart defects.

Course content includes:

  • The considerations of normal cardiac anatomy and sequential segmental analysis.
  • Exploration of the variations found with interatrial communications, coronary arterial anomalies, ventricular septal defect, anomalous pulmonary veins, and vascular rings.
  • Information about the so-called “visceral heterotaxy,” discussing whether this is better understood on the basis of bodily isomerism.

These expert clinician-educators and researchers use evidence-based, yet practical approaches in their presentations.

CME course content includes critical elements in development, didactic morphology, pathology specimen demonstration, imaging correlation (echo, CTA, MRI), and clinical treatment (catheter-based and/or surgery).

Physicians may earn a total of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits by completing all CME courses.

View a complete list of CME courses from the 2019 Cardiac Morphology Master Class: