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Table 3 Objectives rated as 'must or should be included' by more than 80 % overall

From: Echocardiography training for cardiac surgery residents: results of a Canadian needs assessment

Training objectives    Professional Role
Overall Cardiac surgery residents (N = 38) Cardiologists (N = 15) Cardiac surgery directors and surgeons (N = 36)
N % N % N % N %
Recognition of relevant cardiac anatomy including cardiac chambers, valves, pericardium, and aorta 88 98.9 38 100.0 14 93.3 36 100.0
Estimation of the systolic function 85 95.5 37 97.4 12 80.0 36 100.0
Knowledge of the limitations of focused echocardiography 84 94.4 37 97.4 12 80.0 35 97.2
Recognition of relevant focused findings to detect pericardial effusions 83 93.3 37 97.4 13 86.7 33 91.7
Knowledge of the indications for focused echocardiography 81 91.0 35 92.1 12 80.0 34 94.4
Recognition of relevant focused findings to detect cardiac tamponade 81 91.0 36 94.7 12 80.0 33 91.7
Identification of marked ventricular enlargement 77 86.5 33 86.8 12 80.0 32 88.9