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Please note

This is a replacement course for the Cardiology I courses in Estoril, Portugal.

Principal Course Master:

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

Course Masters:

Prof. Dr. Jens Häggström, DECVIM (SE)

Overview

Veterinarians with no or basic knowledge in cardiology are welcome to join this course.

General cardiology course program:

In the mornings: lectures with one general topic. In the afternoons: practical training on patients, group case discussions on pre-recorded case materials.

Topics Cardiology Basic Course 2020

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)

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Friday, 31 July 2020 – 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)

Saturday, 1 August 2020 – 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

Sunday, 2 July 2020 – 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

Monday, 3 August 2020 – 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

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 – 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

 

Total hours: 40

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

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

 

We thank following companies for supporting this course:

Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 2.250.-

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Early registration: Euro 2.150.-

(deadline for FULL early registration payment: 27 February 2020)

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Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 166, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska street 159 C (building # 22), 02-787 Warsaw, Poland

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