About us

Echocardia is a high quality open educational resource for echocardiography founded to train, educate, inform and bring together everyone interested in echocardiography.

Echocardia was founded by Prof. Dr. Markus Niemann and Prof. Dr. Edgar Seemann.

Do I have to pay to use echocardia for my personal education?

No, you don´t have to pay us anything to use echocardia for your personal education. You are not allowed to use the content on echocardia for any commercial activities.

Why is echocardia free of charge?

We, the founders of echocardia, Markus and Edgar believe, that most started "something with medicine", because they wanted to help others. And so do we.

How do we secure that the content is of high quality?

We instituted an editorial and advisory board to ensure the highest quality possible. Moreover we closely collaborate with leading echocardiography laboratories.

Head of advisory board

Prof. Dr. med. Michel Zuber, FESC
Senior Consultant Cardiology
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Main editorial board

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Niemann
Furtwangen University, Germany
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Michel Zuber
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Felix Tanner
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. med. Simon Stämpfli
Heart center Luzern, Luzerner Kantonsspital

Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Jenni
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Main associated editors

Dr. med. Christian Kirsch
St. Josefs-Hospital Salzkotten, echo-expert with own echo blog

Dr. med. Moritz Huttelmaier
University Hospital Würzburg, Germany

Contributors of individual cases and copyright holders of individual images / clips are listed separately in the corresponding chapters.

I think you guys do a great job, how can I help with my own stuff?

As said, echocardia is an open platform. We invite everyone to contribute to echocardia. If you have interesting images, videos, texts or other project or e-learning ideas or want to become an editor or cooperating echo laboratory, please feel free to contact us via support@echocardia.com.

I think you guys do a great job, how can I help with more than my own stuff?

We have built echocardia on our own expenses. In order to keep echocardia running and free, we are also looking for more donators or sponsors to cover the expenses necessary for operating this community. If you want to become a sponsor, contact us via support@echocardia.com.


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Other Projects

The Echocardia platform team can help you to realize your own e-learning ideas or projects. We provide professional services in the following areas:

Please contact our team via support@echocardia.com.