Cardiac Anesthesia & Echocardiography

Certification in Basic and Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography is offered through the National Board of Echocardiography. See the FAQ.

Subspecialty certification in adult cardiac anesthesiology (ACA) was approved in 2021, with the first exam administered in December 2023 (content outline).

The Basic certification is intended for non-diagnostic monitoring within the customary practice of anesthesiology. It is not sufficient for making diagnoses that require cardiac surgical intervention. Diplomates must:

The Advanced certification is intended for full diagnostic use including direction of the perioperative surgical decision making process. Diplomates must:

Excellent virtual TEE simulator from the Toronto General Hospital Department of Anesthesia

Online lecture series and question bank from the University of Utah

Open Anesthesia Basic Course in TEE

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Cardiac links from the Canadian Society of Echocardiogrpahy

Discussion threads at Student Doctor Network:

Echo board commercial prep courses: