School Of Cardiac Ultrasound

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Richie Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE 

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute School of Cardiac Ultrasound

114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Program Overview

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Cardiac Ultrasound is located at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. This programmatically accredited one-year, full-time, highly specialized certificate program will train you to become a knowledgeable healthcare professional who is able to assist in diagnostic procedures performed in the Adult Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory setting.  

Students begin the program by learning the basic fundamentals of heart function and physiology, then concentrate on core, didactic, lab, and clinical cardiovascular courses related to Adult Echocardiography. Specialty areas of the program include transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and stress echocardiography (SE).  

Clinical practicum occurs at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and at affiliated hospitals throughout Southern New England. Classes begin in October. In addition, the School offers an additional six-month program in Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound for the registered cardiac sonographer. Classes begin in October and April. For more information, visit our Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound page.   

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