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Cleveland Clinic’s 15th Diastology and New Echo Technologies Summit: Featuring Heart Valve and Contrast Echo Mini Symposium provides a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with key opinion leaders and receive updates in diastology, heart valve disease, new and emerging echo technologies, and contrast echocardiography.

The Summit will be held February 22-25, 2012, at the Harbor Beach Marriott, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Summit is divided into the following four parts.

Diastology will present a state-of-the-art summit on new advances in diastolic heart failure including new guidelines, epidemiology, clinical diagnostic approaches, specific diseases and effects of therapy of diastolic heart failure, hemodynamic monitoring as well as clinical trials.

Heart Valve Disease will present a state-of-the-art mini symposium on new advances in valvular heart disease including epidemiology, clinical diagnostic approaches to mitral, tricuspid, and aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis as well as new approaches to valve repair including robotics and percutaneous and transcatheter techniques. An emphasis on the TAVR program at Cleveland Clinic will be discussed.

New Echo Technologies will highlight new and emerging applications in 3-D and 4-D echo, real time 3-D TEE, 2-D strain, stress echo, cardiac resynchronization/LVAD treatments in heart failure, and interventional echo.

Contrast Echocardiography will present a state-of-the-art mini symposium on the basic principles of contrast echo, rest and stress LVO and EBD, myocardial perfusion and analyze new research applications. Safety issues and clinical trials will also be discussed.

In addition, the Summit will feature important controversies and interactive workshops for each of these topics.

Diastology and Heart Valve Disease will incorporate “Read-with-the-Experts” sessions through case presentations and a basic sonographer tutorial.

New Echo Technologies will include 3-D echo, strain and CRT cases as well as a basic sonographer tutorial.

Contrast Echocardiography will have a “Read-with-the-Experts” session on LVO, EBD and myocardial perfusion.

Target Audience

Designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers, nurses, fellows, and other healthcare professionals interested in diastology, heart valve disease, new echo technologies, and contrast echo.


  • Describe epidemiology and physiology of diastolic function
  • Discuss basic and advanced Doppler approaches of diastolic function
  • Discuss the technique for performing diastolic function by sonographers
  • Discuss impaired diastolic function in various diseases
  • Discuss the therapy of diastolic dysfunction
  • Discuss new diastology guidelines

Heart Valve Disease

  • Describe state-of-the-art imaging in valvular heart disease
  • Describe natural history of mitral/aortic regurgitation and when to treat medically or surgically
  • Discuss Doppler quantitative approaches to mitral/aortic regurgitation
  • Describe mechanisms and treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation
  • Discuss surgical mitral and tricuspid valve repair
  • Describe transcatheter approaches
New Echocardiography Technologies
  • Describe the role of 3-D and RT TEE in clinical practice
  • Discuss LV and RV and LA mechanics
  • Discuss the role of echo in CRT/LVADs
  • Describe how to perform 3-D, CRT, strain and strain rate imaging by a sonographer
  • Discuss role of interventional echo, and echo in atrial fibrillation and ablation

Contrast Echocardiography

  • Discuss the state-of-the-art of contrast echocardiography including safety
  • Describe the basics of contrast echocardiography
  • Discuss approach to performing LVO
  • Discuss role of contrast echo in the ICU and stress echo
  • Discuss how to read a myocardial perfusion exam
  • Discuss new research developments with contrast echo
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