Cardiology

Cardiology I

registration open

 

Estoril / Portugal

19.07.2021 – 23.07.2021

EURO 2.250.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/
Principal Course Master:

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

Course Overview

The first module of the Cardiology program focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic options, such as heart murmurs, ECG seminars and ECG practicals, thoracic radiographs, biomarkers, cardiovascular drugs and the most common diseases seen in private practice.

Topics
– Clinical signs, physical examination and auscultation
– Pathophysiology of heart failure and neuroendocrine regulation
– Biomarker in veterinary cardiology
– Reading chest radiographs – cardiac and non cardiac diseases
– ECG made easy seminar: from the basics to a diagnosis
– ECG Workshops (independent studies in groups) – ECG case examples
– Introduction into echocardiography and doppler examinations
– Therapy of arrhythmias
– Therapy of heart failure: cardiac drugs
– Studies in groups: Congenital heart defects, clinical cases
– Aortic stenosis
– Pulmonic stenosis
– Patent ductus arteriosus
– Mitral and tricuspid dysplasia
– Chronic valvular diseases
– Dilated cardiomyopathy,Doberman pinscher cardiomyopathy and ARVC
– Dirofilariosis/heartworm disease
– Pericardial diseases
– Independent studies in groups: Canine cases
– Cardiac tumors
– Feline cardiomyopathies: HCM, RCM, DCM, ARVC
– Workshop: Feline cases
– Workshop: Canine and feline cases (potpourri)

Course program (Subject to change)

Monday, 19/07/2021 – Physical examination and ECG of the cardiac patient
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:00 Physical examination and auscultation of the heart and lungs part I
10:00 – 10:45 Physical examination and auscultation of the heart and lungs part II
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 ECG – interpretation made easy I
12:00 – 13:00 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 – 16:45 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00 Treatment Strategies of Specific Arrhythmias
18:00 – 18:45 ECG practicals based case examples (small groups)
Tuesday, 20/07/2021 – Diagnostics: Radiology and Biomarkers
09:00 – 10:00 ECG case studies
10:00 – 10:45 Reading chest radiographs – cardiac diseases
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 The basics of Rx-morphology: vascular/interstitial/bronchial/alveolar pattern
12:15 – 13:00 Biomarker – NTproBNP
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 – 16:45 Biomarker-troponins
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00 Lung diseases: typical morphology/case examples and mediastinal diseases
18:00 – 18:45 Radiograph interpretation – cases
Wednesday 21/07/2021 – Pathophysiology and Therapeutic principles
09:00 – 10:00 Pathophysiology of the failing heart
10:00 – 10:45 ACE – Inhibitors – from physiology to clinical use
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Neurohumoral regulation and treatment options: Beta-adrenergic blocking drugs and Spironolactone
12:15 – 13:00 Positive inotrope and inodilator
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 – 17:00 Diuretics – case examples
17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 18:15 Clinical case studies ECG cases
18:15 – 19:00 Clinical case studies ECG cases
Thursday, 22/07/2021 - The basics of echocardiography and acquired diseases
09:00 – 10:00 Echocardiography: basic techniques and standard views
10:00 – 10:45 Problem base echocardiographic approach
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Chronic valvular diseases – diagnosis and staging
12:15 – 13:00 Chronic valvular diseases – therapy
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 – 16:45 Dirofilariosis – Heartworm disease
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00 Feline Cardiomyopathies – Diagnosis
18:00 – 18:45 Feline Cardiomyopathies – Therapy
Friday 23/07/2021 – Acquired and congenital diseases
09:00 – 10:00 Aortic and Pulmonic stenosis
10:00 – 10:45 Myocarditis and valvular endocarditis
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 PDA
12:15 – 13:00 Pericardial diseases
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 DCM, ARVC, Doberman cardiomyopathy – diagnosis
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 DCM, ARVC, Doberman cardiomyopathy
16:00 – 16:45 ECG practicals
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap-up of the course

Course location

Hotel Estoril Eden, Av. de Sabóia, 209, Monte Estoril, 2769-502 Estoril, Portugal