11/10/2019 - 15/10/2019 | Novara , Italy

waiting list open

Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wess, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE)

Course Master:

Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)

Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA)

Instructors:

Dr. Sabine Hertzsch (DE)

Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)

Dr. Tommaso Vezzosi (IT)

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Please note

This course is NOT open to newcomers!

Overview

This veterinary course in cardiology is designed to give practitioners an advanced understanding of small animal echocardiography.

Topics

Echocardiography – general topics and case examples of this veterinary course in cardiology:

    • Update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests
    • Interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
    • Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler
    • PISA (proximal isovelocity surface area) to assess severity of valvular insufficiencies, regurgitation-volume and –fraction
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Doppler

    • Update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options
    • Diastolic function: Principles and echocardiographic correlates of relaxation, compliance, volume, and filling pressure
    • Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls
    • Doppler Echocardiography: value of Doppler to predict congestive heart failure and to assess HCM stag
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Echocardiography – Systolic function

    • Quantitative echocardiography: calculation of stroke volume and cardiac output
    • Utilizing echocardiography to guide therapy – case examples
    • Tissue Doppler imaging to assess systolic function – clinical applications
    • Advanced echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis treatment
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Congenital heart disease: Echo diagnosis, hemodynamics, and treatment

    • Complex congenital malformations…
    • Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
    • Interactive solving of cool Echo cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Acquired heart disease: From diagnosis to treatment

    • Cool ECG cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
    • Myocarditis and Endocarditis: Echo diagnosis
    • Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular and Mitral Valve Geometry in Cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) and Echo lab

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Friday, 11 October 2019
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration 09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests /
Update Biomarker: Cardiac biomarkers in cardiac versus non-cardiac diseases 09:45 – 10:30 Practical session: interactive (difficult) ECG Cases 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 – 11:45 Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler 11:45 – 12:30 Advanced hemodynamic calculations using ECHO: Shunts, PISA and CO 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
Saturday, 12 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options 09:45 – 10:30 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles and Pattern Recognition. 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 – 11:45 Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls 11:45 – 1230 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing congestive heart failure 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
Sunday, 13 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples 09:45 – 10:30 Pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart worm disease, and cor pulmonale – advanced echocardiographic assessment 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 – 11:45 Clinical applications of Tissue Doppler imaging 11:45 – 12:30 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD and DCM 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
Monday, 14 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities 09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 11:45 – 12:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases 13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
09:00 – 10:00 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy… 10:00 – 10:45 When HCM is not HCM 10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break 11:15 – 12:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break 13:00 – 14:15 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 14:15 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) 15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up of the course

 

Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 32

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.690.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.590.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 8th April 2019)

Course location

31° C
clear sky

Istituto Veterinario di Novara

Presidio di Policlinico di Monza Casa di Cura Privata S.p.A. S.P. 9 Granozzo con Monticello, 28060 – Novara

Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Presidio di Policlinico di Monza,S.P. 9 Granozzo con Monticello, 28060 – Novara

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