Echocardiography

     

Understand central role of Echocardiography in 1. Making the diagnosis. 2. Assessing for complications. 3. Superiority of TEE. 4. Role of other imaging modalities in ESC guidelines beyond Duke Criteria.
     

Evaluation of atrial septal defects and guidance for transcatheter closure
     

MitraClip procedure is rapidly evolving. Here you can learn the use of Echo imaging to guide MitraClip Procedure.
     

Dr Tom Wang from Cleveland Clinic reviews strength and roles of electrocardiography, MRI and Nuclear techniques in early and correct identification of AL and ATTR.
     

Understanding of Left atrial appendage anatomy. inclusion and exclusion criteria for percutaneous closure. Role of CT in pre-procedural planning. TEE/TOE for intra-procedural guidance and confirmation of successful closure.
     

You can learn the use of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients: to monitor progression and to guide weaning from the ventilator; To monitor recruitment, response to proning and help weaning from mechanical ventilation.
     

Identify role of TEE/TOE in identifying mechanical complications of endocarditis. Limitations of Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) especially in patients with mechanical valves. Importance of early interventions to improve survival.
     

To learn how to measure strain with speckle tracking and how to interpret the results.
     

1. A balanced view and experience from the Principal investigator of the imaging CoreLab for the much anticipated ISCHEMIA trial. 2. Lessons on how this trail learned from the past and will influence our future practice. 3. What groups benefit from ischemia evaluation?
     

To learn the role of echocardiography in the transcatheter mitral valve leaflet repair with PASCAL system: TEE, TOE, 3D.
     

Joined By Mazen Hanna, MD, FACC and Erika HuttCenteno, MD. Impact of various genetic mutations on sensitivity of TcPYP. Importance of SPECT in diagnosing ATTR amyloidosis by TcPYP. Planar images are not sufficient. Future perspectives.
     

1. Recognize different phenotypes of HCM. 2. Importance of provoking gradients. 3. Use echo and MRI data to guide therapy. 4. Risk stratification for an ICD. 5. Recognize entities that can mimic HCM
     

Classic echocardiographic images of septal rupture, pseudoaneurysms, acute mitral regurgitation Chart Flow for management of patients in carcinogenic shock due to mechanical complications of MI.
     

Role of Echo, cardiac MRI id diagnosing and risk stratification of patients with cardiac Sarcoid. Strength and shortfalls of each modality. Importance of complementary/layered imaging.
     

Avoid the occulo-stenotic reflex. Review other imaging data if available. Severely fixed defects can be scar or hibernation. Unwise to open a coronary vessel to dead myocardium. Differentiate between LAD and diagonal/ramus.
     

Incremental and complementary role of cardiac CT in diagnosing and advancing the management of endocarditis. CT role in unmasking invasive endocarditis. Correlation of CT finding with surgical pathology. CT and TEE spacial and temporal resolution.
     

Review a patient presentation with heart failure and review to the clinical, ECG, Lab and imaging finding pointing to a_TTR amyloid heart disease. Review the findings on echo and Tc-PYP scans.
     

Compare and contrast the value and images of PET and SPECT-CT in the setting of LBBB.
     

Identify the “fingerprints” of scarred myocardium on a cardiac PET in contrast to ischemic or hibernating myocardium.
     

Describing PET findings of “ischemia” and correlating the finding with unusual LV morphology.
     

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