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Cardiology Series with Dr. Peter Modler

Earn 14 CE Credits in total
Unlimited Access (courses never expire)
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Cardiology is simple and logical

  • Earn 2 CE Credits
  • Learn about basic hemodynamics
  • Learn physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Learn about Pathophysiological changes associated with frequent cardiac diseases and recognition of radiographs/ultrasound


Doppler - How to Adjust and How to Interpret


  • Earn 1 CE credit
  • Understand the physical background of Doppler echocardiography
  • Be able to correctly interpret Doppler profiles and Color Doppler patterns
  • Learn how to implement proper and useful Doppler adjustments into daily routine echocardiography
  • Understand the theory and application of pressure gradients
  • Learn about possible pitfalls of Doppler measurements


Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease - Getting the Right Data for the Right Decisions

  • Earn 2 CE credits
  • understand the pathophysiology of DMVD
  • Be able to understand the different ACVIM stages of DMVD
  • Be able to stage a dog based on clinical exam, radiographs, and echocardiogram
  • Understand Doppler interrogation of mitral inflow and mitral regurgitation in patients with DMVD
  • understand the connection between DMVD and pulmonary hypertension
  • gain a basic understanding of treatment strategies for DMVD


Congenital Heart Disease - Differentiating the Dangerous from the Harmless

  • Earn 2 CE credits
  • Learn about the most common congenital heart diseases (PDA, aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis, VSD, tricuspid dysplasia in dogs and cats are discussed:
    • Breed disposition
    • Clinical picture/s
    • Radiographic and echocardiographic assessment
    • Pathophysiology
    • Treatment options


DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy) - What Ultrasound Can Tell Us

  • Earn 1 CE credit
  • Objectives:
    • Differentiation of primary from secondary DCM
    • Learn types of primary DCM
    • Learn the stages of DCM
    • Identification of subclinical and clinical DCM using Ultrasound and ECG
    • Case examples of secondary DCM


Pulmonary Hypertension - How Not to Miss It

  • Earn 2 CE credits
  • Learn the clinical importance of pulmonary hypertension
  • Understanding of the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension
  • Learn about the application of Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis and correct assessment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Learn about possible causes and treatment of pulmonary hypertension


Help! I Can't Get That View!


  • Earn 1 CE credit
  • A step-by-step guide to the optimal echo image
  • Frequent mistakes and their correction are shown using videos of transducer movement and simultaneous echo clips


Cats: A Different World - Feline Heart Disease

  • Earn 1 CE credit
  • Identification of congestive heart failure in feline patients with cardiomyopathy, initial stabilization
  • Understanding of pathophysiology of feline cardiomyopathy (diastolic/systolic dysfunction, FATE, dynamic obstruction, and SAM, changes in heart rate/rhythm)
  • Different forms and phenotypes of feline cardiomyopathy including correct echocardiographic assessment
  • Case discussions


Cliff Notes on ECG

  • Earn 2 CE credits
  • Understanding of the normal canine and feline ECG
  • Understanding and identification of the most common tachyarrhythmias including their hemodynamic significance and risks
  • Understanding and identification of the most common bradyarrhythmia’s including their hemodynamic significance and risks


About Dr. Modler
Peter Modler was Born in 1977 in Vienna. He graduated from Vienna Veterinary University in 2003 (Dr. med. vet.). In 2002-2003 he had an internship at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. He worked at three referral clinics in Germany and Austria. From 2008 on he has been the head of the cardiology unit at the Traunkreis Vet Clinic - Tierklinik Sattledt in Austria. 

Peter’s second specialty is surgery, mainly orthopedic surgery and specialized soft tissue surgery. He is a small animal specialist (Fachtierarzt fuer Kleintiere) and a certified member of the widely recognized Collegium Cardiologicum e.V. He presents frequently and instructs courses in Cardiology. Since 2014 he has been co-owner of the Tierklinik Sattledt which is currently Austria’s largest small animal hospital. His main interests are mitral valve disease, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery. He runs one of a handful of cardiac surgery units worldwide offering open-heart surgery (including mitral valve repair) on a routine basis. He is married, has two children, and owns three cats.


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Cardiology Series with Dr. Peter Modler

  • You will earn 14 Race approved CE credits after you pass a quiz with a 70% or higher. Your CE certificate will be sent via email. 

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