ESAVS - CARDIOLOGY IV - ADVANCED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

23 - 27 October 2017

CARDIOLOGY IV - ADVANCED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

ESAVS - EUROPEAN SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED VETERINARY STUDIES

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

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
Monday, 23 October 2017 
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 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 
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 – 1230 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 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 
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 

Thursday, 26 October 2017 
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 
11:00 – 11:45 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECG/Echo cases – where a diagnosis is not so easy 
11:45 – 12:30 Practicals – interactive solving of cool ECHO cases 
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 

Friday, 27 October 2017 
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 Masters: Dr. Oriol Domenech, DECVIM-CA (IT); Prof. Dr. Karsten Schober, DECVIM-CA (USA) 
Instructors: Dr. Lisa Keller, DACVIM (DE); Dr. Markus Killich, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA (DE); 
 

Sede del corso

Istituto di Chirurgia Anatomica
Strada Provinciale 9 (angolo Via Dante Graziosi 1)
28060 Granozzo con Monticello, Novara.