Cardiology

Cardiology IV

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Luxembourg

15.10.2021 – 19.10.2021

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:

Dr. Jana Friederich (DE)
Dr. Tommaso Vezzosi (IT)
Dr. Susanne Thamke (DE)

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)

Friday, 15 October 2021
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and registration Wess
09:00 – 10:00 Practical Session: Difficult Case Examples to Apply Pressure Calculations Wess
10:00 – 10:30 Practical Sessions: Interactice (Difficult) ECG Cases Wess
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
15:00 – 15:45 Updates: ACVIM Guidelines for feline Cardiomyopathies Schober
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles & Pattern Recognition Schober
17:00 – 18:00 Practicals: Case Examples Diastolic Dysfunction
Saturday, 16 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD Wess
09:45 – 10:30 Evidence based updates to the treatment of MMVD Wess
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
15:00 – 15:45 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in dogs Schober
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing CHF in cats Schober
Sunday, 17 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 Wess
09:45 – 10:30 Speckle Tracking – Strain and Strain Rate, GLS Wess
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases Wess
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples Schober
17:00 – 18:00 Pulmonary arterial hypertension – advanced echocardiographic assessment Schober
Monday, 18 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Clinical Applications of Myocardial Imaging Wess
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – Interactive Solving of Cool Echo Cases Wess
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
15:00 – 15:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities Schober
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:00 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital Heart Disease Schober
17:00 – 18:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM Schober
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
09:00 – 09:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO Cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy… Wess
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO Cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy… Wess
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
12:00 – 13:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on Echocardiography (individual coaching) All instructors
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO Cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy… Wess
15:45 – 16:15 Wrap up of course

Course location

NH Hotel Luxembourg, 1 Route de Tréves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg