Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 2 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Describe how strain is calculated and applied for the assessment of heart function.
  2. Master 2D grey-scale image optimization prior to performing global longitudinal strain (GLS) imaging.
  3. Discriminate the challenges and limitations in performing optimal GLS acquisition.
  4. Determine appropriate solutions to overcome and provide accurate GLS measurement.
  5. Master the steps in the post-processing to generate accurate GLS results.
  6. Analyze GLS data to appropriately communicate results.
  7. Decide if revascularization is necessary.
  8. Recognize distinct GLS patterns displayed by bull’s-eye plot correlating to a particular pathology.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Echocardiographers in training, Cardiologists, Internists, and Physiologists.

Core Competencies

This activity encompasses the following desirable physician attributes: Medical Knowledge and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.

Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

Important information regarding Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias in CME can be found at:


The presentational method for this activity is Lecture.

Disclosure Statements

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.


Marcello Na, MHI, RDCS has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.

Launch Date

January 24, 2022.

Expiration Date

This activity is valid for credit through January 24, 2024.