Rick Meece

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Advanced Cardiac Sonographer; Invasive CVL Technologist, Clinical and Perioperative 3D TEE, Transcatheter procedures; fusion echo-navigator imaging, clinical research, grant writing, research project development, author, journal editorial review (JASE, IRC, JDMS); American Society of Echocardiography FASE, Faculty, Consultant, Educator. 3-D Echocardiography; cardiac resynchronization; myocardial mechanics; advanced perioperative imaging; hybrid echo-navigator imaging; structural heart, mitraclip, LAA occlusion, TAVR,


Publications (selected)

Meece R, Holtz N; Electrocardiography and Rhythm Interpretation; Invasive Cardiology, A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, 4th Edition; S Watson & K Gorski, Ed; Jones & Bartlett Learning; Feb 2022.

Meece R, Gorski K, Watson S; Percutaneous Coronary Interventions; Invasive Cardiology, A Manual for Cath lab Personnel, 4th Edition; S Watson & K Gorki, Ed; Jones & Barlett Learning; Feb 2022.

Meece R, 3D Echocardiography; "The Echocardiographer's Pocket Reference", 5th Edition 2020, Arizona Heart Foundation, R. Palma, Editor. 

Meece R, Kruse E, Interventional and Other Advanced Techniques and Procedures; "Basic to Advanced Clinical Echocardiography". B Anderson, M Park, Editors. Wolters-Kluwer Publications, 2020. 

Morse MA, Meece R, Rodriguez E. The Mitral Valve; "Catheter Based Valve and Aortic Surgery"; 2016; Springer Publications; DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3432-4_18; G Ailawadi, I Kron; editors.

Novel Matrix of M-mode, Doppler and 3D Echocardiography Improves Prediction of Response to CRT. R Meece, J Baker II, WD Thompson, T Bartlett, S Fahrig, DJ Graves, JF Jackson, J Hill, B Klas. Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, TN. Abstract Presentation, American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions 2014, Portland, OR

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.



  • ACS
  • CCT
  • RCIS
  • RCS
  • RDCS

Job History

Advanced Practice CV Imaging; Echocardiography

Cardiac Interactive Srvcs

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


Saint Thomas West Hospital

Nashville, Tennessee

2012 - 2019

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Nashville, Tennessee

2002 - 2012

Saint Thomas Hospital

1996 - 2002

Baptist Hospital

1988 - 1993

Primary Job Setting

  • Hospital (not academic)


Davidson Technical College, Draughons Junior College, Volunteer State University

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