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Join us at State of the Art Echocardiography

This State-of-the-Art Echocardiography course highlights practical issues in echocardiography using a case-based format that is salient to all aspects of cardiovascular clinical practice.

The focus will be on providing guidance for optimal utilization of echocardiography in the management of valvular heart disease, heart failure and device therapies, cardiomyopathies and endocarditis. Special sessions will be dedicated to structural heart interventions, adult congenital cardiology, innovative imaging technologies and multimodality imaging.

Attendees will also learn about the most current, relevant research studies along with updates on new guidelines and hear experts’ analyses of cutting-edge technical innovations. Interact with multidisciplinary panels of experts including cardiologists with expertise in structural heart interventions, heart failure, electrophysiology and multi-modality imaging, cardiac surgeons, and cardiothoracic anesthesiologists as they debate management of challenging cases..

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most appropriate methods for imaging and quantifying complex valvular heart disease using basic and advanced imaging techniques including 2D and 3D echocardiography, strain and multimodality imaging
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography to diagnose and evaluate complications of endocarditis
  • Describe the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of special populations including those with adult congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, athletes and advanced heart failure
  • Discuss the challenges and limitations in the assessment of diastolic function
  • Describe the utility of 2D and 3D echo in guiding structural heart interventions
  • Discuss specific challenges with individual structural interventions and the value of echocardiography to address these
  • Review the utility of echocardiography in the management of device therapy in heart failure
  • Recognize procedure specific complications of structural interventions and device therapies and how to identify these using echocardiography to improve outcomes
  • Critically appraise new ACC and ASE valve guidelines and assess their impact on clinical practice

Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, sonographers, internists, intensive care/critical care, and other practicing health care professionals who desire an update on state-of-the-art advancements in echocardiography.