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Rick Meece ACS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, RDCS, RCS, RCIS, FASE

Cardiac Imaging Specialist,
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Rick Meece
Franklin, TN

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Bio

Perioperative TEE and Transcatheter Structural Heart Interventional Procedures; Clinical Research Project Development & Coordinator; Echocardiography, Echo Core Lab; Author, Scientific Journal Editorial Review (JASE, IJC, JDMS), Educator; Consultant for new echo technologies and procedures (3D; Peri-operative robotic and transcatheter surgery; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Speckle Tracking Strain), ASE Guidelines and Standards Review Committee (2015-16).

Publications & Abstracts (selected)

"The Mitral Valve"; (chapter), Catheter based valve and aortic surgery; M. Andrew Morse, R Meece, E Rodriguez; 2015, Springer, New York, NY.

Novel Matrix of M-Mode, Doppler, and 3D Echocardiography Improves Prediction of Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Meece et al; ASE Sessions Abstract; June 2014.

Assessment of the right ventricle by echocardiography: A primer for sonographers. Horton KD, Meece RW, Hill JC. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Aug;22(8):889.

3D Echocardiography - An emerging giant in the treatment of heart failure. Meece RW, Graves DJ. Touch Briefings: Cardiology Year in Review; 2007

"Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty", Meece RW, Gorski, K. Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Watson, Gorski, ed. Third Edition received 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review.

"Electrocardiology", Meece RW, Holz NE, Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Watson, Gorski, ed. Third Edition received 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review.

Specialties: Clinical research development; TEE; 3D echocardiography, Structural Heart Team; Mitral valve repair, Myocardial mechanics and Strain imaging; Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Cardiothoracic OR surgical valve and interventional imaging.

Certifications

  • CCT
  • Other
  • RCIS
  • RCS
  • RDCS

Education

Davidson Technical College, Draughons Junior College, Volunteer State University

Professional Associations

Society of Thoracic Surgeons
2015 - Present

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2006 - Present

American Society of Echocardiography
2002 - Present

Job History

Saint Thomas West Hospital
Cardiac Imaging Specialist; CTOR & Structural Heart; Research Development
Nashville, TN
January 2004 - present

Saint Thomas Hospital
Cardiac Imaging Specialist; Clinical Research Echocardiography
Nashville, TN
January 1996 - January 2010

Saint Thomas Hospital
Sr. Invasive CV Technologist
February 1996 - June 2004

Baptist Hospital
Sr. Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist; Echocardiographer
January 1989 - January 1994

Honors and Awards

Advanced Cardiac Songrapher
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (ACS)
2015

Fellow
Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (FSICP)
2002

Fellow
American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)
2006