Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography

Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography

An echocardiography, echocardiogram, cardiac echo or simply an echo, is an ultrasound of the heart. It is a type of medical imaging of the heart, using standard ultrasound or Doppler ultrasound.


An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This common test allows your doctor to see your heart beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease.



  • Check for problems with the valves or chambers of your heart
  • Check if heart problems are the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Detect congenital heart defects before birth (fetal echocardiogram) 


Course Certification (Recognized by UGC)

Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography


Course Eligibility

MBBS / MD / Equivalent


Course Duration

1 Year

Fee : 150000/- INR

Course Details

> Module I

·       Introduction & Aim of the course M–Mode & 2D echo

·       Introduction and Demonstration of various tomographic planes and echo anatomical correlation

·       Doppler and color flow mapping: Fundamental concepts and basic Doppler calculations

·       M–Mode/2D Measurements

·       Evaluation of LV function, calculation of ejection

·       Assessment of LV systolic functions – Practical approach in assessing LV systolic function in day to day practice. Common problems & their solution.

·       Basic of diastolic dysfunction

> Module II

·       Valvar stenotic lesions

·       Valvar regurgitate lesions: Comprehensive evaluation, common pitfalls and solutions in clinical context.

·       Comprehensive evaluation of mitral valve (Doppler & Color flow): Comprehensive evaluation of mitral stenosis & regurgitation. Common errors & how to avoid them, case studies.

·       Comprehensive evaluation of aortic valve (Doppler & Color Flow):

·       A step by step comprehensive evaluation, common pitfalls and solutions

> Module III

·       Concept of Hypokinesis, Akinesis, Dyskinesis& Aneurysm

·       Cardiomyopathies – Their echo evaluation

·       Echo evaluation of cad: Fraction &Territory of coronary artery supply

> Module IV

·       Congenital heart disease

·       Segmental approach in diagnosis of congenital heart disease & Evaluation of acyanotic lesion

·       Acyanotic left to right shunts

·       Evaluation & Role of echo in deciding when to intervene?

·       Cyanotic congenital heart disease

·       Demonstration of Peripheral venous contrast echo

·       Infective endocarditis – an introduction

·       MVPS – basics of live cases studies

·       Echo evaluation of pericardium

·       Constriction vs Restrictive cardiomyopathy vs. pericardial tamponade – Basic physiology, haemodynamic & how to differentiate them by echo?

·       Diseases of right heart – echo evaluation (corpulmonale, pulmonary artery hypertension, pulmonary embolis

> Module V

·       Right ventricle evaluation in daily practice

·       How not to miss a lesion by conventional imaging part

·       A complete echo study – suggested protocol

·       Echocardiography in Emergencies

·       Newer Advances in Echo.

·       MCQ in echocardiography

·       Give diagnosis 


Clinical rotations/ training/ observership

1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 months


# there will be an exam on final day which will include VIDEOS AND IMAGES for diagnosis, which has be done in the class and need to be submitted the same day.

# after the exam, Q&A session will be conducted for doubt clearances