Please find for download a template for an echocardiography report to be used in congenital cardiac surgery and in the perioperative treatment of patients with grown-up congenital heart disease.
It can be applied both for transthoracic and for transoesophageal echocardiography, and should be appropriate for use in the operation theatre, the catheterization laboratory/angiography suite and on the intensive care unit.
The template is the result of an intense discussion within the EACTA Paediatric & Congenital committee and the EACTA ECHO committee and should therefore represent a consensus of the current state of the art in perioperative echocardiography for congenital heart disease. This helps to prevent major discrepancies in echocardiography standards applied in the perioperative setting and aims to create a pan-European standard.
We also hope that the template will provide both advanced practitioners and enthusiastic anaesthetists/ echo cardiographers at the start of their practice with a structured approach that will ultimately help to improve the perioperative outcome of our patients.
The template can also be used to fulfil your requirements for certification in echocardiography.
We hope that you enjoy the template, and sincerely appreciate your feedback.
With kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Steffen Rex
Chairman, EACTA Paediatric & Congenital subcommittee
Click here to see the template