ESAVS - CARDIOLOGY IV

Novara, October 11th – 15th 2019

CARDIOLOGY IV

Overview
This veterinary course in cardiology is designed to give practitioners an advanced understanding of small animal 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

PROGRAM:
Friday, 11 October 2019
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Registration
09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning diagnostic tests /Update Biomarker: Cardiac biomarkers in cardiac versus non-cardiac diseases
09:45 – 10:30 Practical session: interactive (difficult) ECG Cases
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Interactive (difficult) case examples to apply pressure calculations using CW-Doppler
11:45 – 12:30 Advanced hemodynamic calculations using ECHO: Shunts, PISA and CO
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Saturday, 12 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 What’s new – update on recent clinical studies concerning treatment options
09:45 – 10:30 Assessment of diastolic function: Principles and Pattern Recognition.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Tissue Doppler Imaging basics. Tissue velocity, Strain, Strain Rate: technical aspects, different methods, pitfalls
11:45 – 12:30 Conventional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing congestive heart failure
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Sunday, 13 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Utilizing echocardiography to guide Therapy: Case Examples
09:45 – 10:30 Pulmonary arterial hypertension, heart worm disease, and cor pulmonale – advanced echocardiographic assessment
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Clinical applications of Tissue Doppler imaging
11:45 – 12:30 Critical appraisal of echocardiographic methods to diagnose MMVD and DCM
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Monday, 14 October 2019
09:00 – 09:45 Complex and rare congenital cardiac abnormalities
09:45 – 10:30 Practicals – Cardiac Jeopardy – Congenital heart disease
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases
13:30 – 14:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:30 – 15:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:30 – 16:30 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
16:30 – 17:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
09:00 – 10:00 Practicals: Cool ECG/ECHO cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy
10:00 – 10:45 When HCM is not HCM
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00 Echocardiographic assessment of LV and mitral valve geometry in cats with HCM
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:15 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
14:15 – 15:00 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:00 – 15:45 Practicals: Hands on echocardiography (individual coaching)
15:45 – 16:00 Wrap up of the course

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

Course Master
Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT)
Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA)

Instructors
Dr. Sabine Hertzsch (DE)
Dr. Ralph Wendt (DE)