Cardiology

Cardiology IV

waiting list open

 

Barcelona / Spain

20.10.2021 – 24.10.2021

EURO 2.800.-

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 Master:

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

Instructors:

TBA

Course Overview

This module focuses on advanced echocardiographic techniques. As in module III there are advanced lectures about more exotic cardiovascular diseases, diastolic function, case presentations and much more. In the afternoon sessions there is time to practice 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

Course program (Subject to change)

Wednesday, 20 October 2021
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 10:00 Practical session: Difficult case examples to apply pressure calculations
10:00 – 10:30 Practical session: interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:00 – 15:45 Updates: ACVIM Guidelines for feline Cardiomyopathies
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles & Pattern Recognition
17:00 – 18:00 Practicals – case examples diastolic dysfunction
Thursday, 21 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD
09:45 – 10:30 Evidence based updates to the treatment of MMVD
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in dogs
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in cats
Friday, 22 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Myocardial Tissue Imaging basics: Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects,
different methods, pitfalls – and how to do it
09:45 – 10:30 Speckle Tracking – Strain and Strain Rate, GLS
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples
17:00 – 18:00 Pulmonary arterial hypertension – advanced echocardiographic assessment
Saturday, 23 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Clinical Applications of Myocardial Imaging
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
17:00 – 18:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM
Sunday, 24 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
09:45 – 10:30 When HCM is not HCM
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy…
15:45 – 16:15 Wrap up of course