Chapter 1

Venous anatomy and function

Here, you will learn the names and functions of leg veins. You will identify the valves, the calf pump, and use the Valsalva maneuver to get the most out of your hemodynamic assessment.
5 Lessons (16m 21s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Patient history, mechanisms of disease, and physical exam

Recognize the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and types of venous diseases to look for. Nail the physical exam and be on your way to a quick diagnosis.
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of venous disease
  • Recognizing risk factors
  • Patient history, mechanisms of disease, and physical exam quiz
3 Lessons (8m 04s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Venous testing with ultrasound

This chapter will introduce you to basic ultrasound principles, orientations, and physics to help you master the ultrasound machine for venous disease.
  • Discerning ultrasound capabilities and limitations
  • Positioning your patient
  • Simplifying ultrasound machine knobology
  • Orienting your probe
  • Assigning color flow
  • Interpreting the Doppler baseline
  • Seeing augment maneuvers on color and Doppler
  • Venous testing with ultrasound quiz
8 Lessons (22m 25s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Performing and interpreting a DVT ultrasound

We've briefly delved into venous disease and ultrasound scanning, now let's combine them! Perform and interpret a DVT study and recognize incidental findings.
  • Executing a DVT ultrasound study (part 1)
  • Executing a DVT ultrasound study (part 2)
  • Interpreting DVT compressibility and chronicity on ultrasound
  • Deciphering DVT waveforms
  • Identifying incidental findings
  • Performing and interpreting a DVT ultrasound quiz
6 Lessons (21m 26s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Performing and interpreting the venous insufficiency ultrasound

Now that we can perform the basic DVT protocol, we move on to the insufficiency portion. We also discuss whether preoperative vein mapping is useful for bypass conduits.
  • Mastering a venous insufficiency protocol
  • Identifying varicose veins in the insufficiency study
  • Translating a venous insufficiency report
  • Nailing the post-ablation study
  • Applying the lower extremity vein map
  • Performing and interpreting the venous insufficiency ultrasound quiz
6 Lessons (17m 17s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Therapeutic interventions and invasive tests

When ultrasound findings need confirmation, know what to order! We go over pros and cons of anticoagulants, D-dimer, venography, thrombectomy, IVC filters, and venous ablation.
  • Evaluating a D-dimer blood test
  • Utilizing a venogram
  • Prescribing anticoagulation drugs
  • Ablating insufficiency as a cure
  • Deploying an IVC filter
  • Deciding on thrombectomy or thrombolysis
  • Therapeutic interventions and invasive tests quiz
  • Ultrasound Masterclass: Veins of the Legs outro
8 Lessons (16m 58s), 1 Quiz