This traditional postgraduate course will concentrate on the latest advances in cardiac ultrasound. It will highlight the new technological developments, such as 3D echocardiography and strain imaging. There will be a strong focus on echocardiographic solutions for common and rare clinical problems. Specifically, heart valve disease will be discussed, with emphasis on improved quantification of aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. Also, the pivotal clinical role of the modern echocardiographer, particularly in the emergency room and the cardiac catheterization laboratory, will be addressed. An important highlight is the interactive discussions between participants and faculty.
Strain and deformation imaging - Percutaneous approach for aortic and mitral valve disease - Quantification of severity of valve disease - Evaluating heart failure and preserved EF (HFPEF) - Echo in aortic disease - Cardiomyopathies, what is new? - Echo in emergency room - Advances in contrast echo - Stress echo in valve disease - Assessing complications of percutaneous interventions - Update on diastology - Focus on 3D echo - Focus on clinical use of echo