Live 3D TEE offers clinicians the ability to perform accurate and relevant assessments of the Aortic Valve during Transcatheter Aortic Valve procedures. Live 3D echocardiography allows visualization of Transcatheter Aortic Valve devices before, during and immediately after implantation. This one-day course is designed to provide interventional cardiologists, non-interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac sonographers on TAVR teams with the fundamental skills required to obtain and analyze high-quality Live 3D TEE images. The course focuses on the images and analysis needed for TAVR procedures.
This one-day course will be taught by George Gellert, M.D., Medical Director, Interventional Echocardiography, Structural Heart Program, Cavanagh Heart Center, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Creighton University School of Medicine. The small class size of this course enables participants to closely interact with the instructor and to receive individual hands-on training, with special emphasis on aortic root QLAB analysis.
Educational material will be presented in the form of lectures, case presentations, informal discussions and hands-on image manipulation that together will provide a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of Live 3D TEE and its practical use in Transcatheter Aortic Valve interventional procedures. The Philips ultrasound clinical education team will assist in instructing participants on optimizing acquisition, manipulation, cropping, and quantification of Live 3D datasets using QLAB software. Students will have ample opportunity to develop hands-on experience.
Prerequisite skills: A thorough knowledge and understanding of 2D TEE and system instrumentation as well as basic 3D system controls is required for this program.