The basics of 3D echocardiography, from the physics to the acquisition and display 3D echocardiographic techniques. Normal anatomy of cardiac structures and quantification of cardiac chamber geometry and function is also covered as well as the role of 3D echo in current guidelines about hypertension, cardiac toxicity and cardiac chamber quantification. For those who do not know about 3D echocardiography or have just started their training with this technique.
Advanced applications of 3D echocardiography to solve difficult clinical problems, perform advanced quantitative analysis of cardiac structures, monitor interventional procedures. Fusion imaging is also covered. For those who knows the basics of 3D echocardiography and want to apply the technique at its best.
Morphological and quantitative assessment of mitral valve anatomy and function. Advanced quantitative assessment of both degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation. Patients selection and guiding of MitraClip and percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty.
Morphological and quantitative assessment of aortic valve and aortic root anatomy and function. Advanced quantitative assessment of aortic stenosis and regurgitation. Patients selection and guiding of TAVI (TAVR).
With 3D echocardiography right heart chambers are not the neglected neighbors of the left and the tricuspid valve is not the Cinderella of the cardiac valves, anymore. This course contains dedicated lectures to discover why and how to use 3D echocardiography to assess the morphology and function of the right ventricle, the right atrium and the tricuspid valve.
Fusion imaging, Cardiosound, the use of them to guide interventional and electrophysiology procedures with special attention to the workflow within the catheterization laboratory and to the knowledge of fluoroscopic anatomy are the topics of this course designed for echocardiographers and interventional cardiologists.