Cardiology

Cardiology II

registration open

 

Vienna / Austria

26.04.2021 – 30.04.2021

EURO 2.400.-

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 Veterinary Cardiology Course II of the ESAVS requires experience and knowledge in veterinary cardiology.
Topics include advanced treatment options, syncope and ECG, basic echocardiography, feline cardiomyopathies and advanced diseases.

General Program:
In the mornings: lectures with one general topic. In the afternoons: practical training on patients, group case discussion on pre-recorded case material.

Topics
– Syncope: practical work-up and differentials
– ECG-repetition: assessment of arrhythmia`s and treatment strategies
– Holter Monitoring: when to use, how to do, and how to Analyse
– Assessment of the diuretic function, the challenge between volume overload and hypo Perfusion
– Advanced treatment options of acute heart failure
– Advanced treatment options of chronic heart failure
– Interactive cases management of challenging cases
– Clinical case studies, heart failure treatment
– Dyspnea in felines
– Feline Cardiomyopathies: physical examination, SAM, DR VOTO, genetic tests
– Feline Cardiomyopathies-ECG, radiography and biomarker changes
– Update: treatment of feline cardiomyopathy
– Aortic thrombosis diagnosis and therapy
– ECG cases – practicals in small Groups
– Atrial septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
– Ventricular septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
– Differentiation of MMVD and DCM in large breed dogs
– Cyanotic heart diseases
– Mitral and Tricuspid valve dysplasia
– Systemic hypertension: diagnosis and treatment
– Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis and Treatment
– Echocardiography basics: standard views
– M-Mode – reference values and results Interpretation
– Spectral Doppler-Echocardiography (PW and CW)
– Colour Doppler-Echocardiography – tips and tricks
– Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side
– Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurement; ECG cases; ECHO cases
– Hands-on: right and left sided ECHO views; ECG cases; ECHO cases
– Problem oriented echocardiography – volume overload
– Problem oriented echocardiography – pressure overload
– ECHO cases – interactive cases Management

Course program (Subject to change)

Monday, 26/04 – Advanced Treatment Options, Syncope and ECG
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Syncope: practical work-up and differentials
10:00 – 10:45 ECG-repetition: assessment of arrhythmia’s and treatment strategies
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Holter Monitoring, Event recorder and Implantable Loop Recorder: when to use, how to do, and how to analyze
12:15 – 13:00 Feline Cardiomyopathies: physical examination, SAM, DR VOTO, genetic tests
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Feline Cardiomyopathies – echo diagnosis of HCM, DCM, RCM, ARVC
14:45 – 15:30 Update: treatment of feline cardiomyopathy
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 ECG cases – practicals in small groups
Tuesday, 27/04 – Advanced Diseases
09:00 – 09:45 Ventricular septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
09:45 – 10:30 Cyanotic heart diseases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Mitral and Tricuspid valve dysplasia
11:45 – 12:30 Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis and treatment
12:30 – 13:15 ECG cases – practicals in small groups
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Systemic hypertension: diagnosis and treatment
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:15 Atrial septal defect: diagnosis and treatment options
16:15 – 17:00 Differentiation of MMVD and DCM in large breed dogs
Wednesday 28/04 – Feline Cardiomyopathies
09:00 – 10:00 Feline Cardiomyopathies – ECG, radiography and biomarker changes
10:00 – 10:45 Dyspnea in Felines
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Aortic thrombosis diagnosis and therapy
12:15 – 13:00 Assessment of the diuretic function, the challenge between volume overload and hypo perfusion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Advanced treatment options of acute heart failure
14:45 – 15:30 Advanced treatment options of chronic heart failure
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Interactive cases management of challenging cases, Clinical case studies, Heart failure treatment
Thursday, 29/04 - Basic Echocardiography
09:00 – 10:00 Echocardiography basics: standard views
10:00 – 10:45 M-Mode – reference values and results interpretation
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Spectral Doppler-Echocardiography (PW and CW)
12:15 – 13:00 Colour Doppler-Echocardiography – tips and tricks
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Hands-on: practical training of acquiring Echo-images from the right side
Friday 30/04 – Basic Echocardiography
09:00 – 10:00 Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurements
10:00 – 10:45 Hands-on: practical training of Echo-measurements
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Hands-on: left sided ECHO views
12:15 – 13:00 Hands-on: left sided ECHO views
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Problem oriented echocardiography – volume overload
14:45 – 15:30 Problem oriented echocardiography – pressure overload
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 ECHO OR ECG cases – interactive cases management
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up of course and discussion

Course location

thv – International Training Center for Human & Veterinary Medicine
Bergmillergasse 5, Stiege 2, Top 3, 1140 Vienna, Austria