What you will learn

Course description: 

This two-day course is guided by a leading cardiothoracic surgeon, Evelio Rodriguez MD, and is designed specifically for cardiac sonographers, anesthesiologists and physician CV imaging specialists to improve their knowledge base and learn expert 3D TEE imaging techniques in pre-evaluation and procedural imaging during surgical and transcatheter interventions.

Attendees will experience live class participation in a porcine heart dissection and anatomy course with demonstration of various surgical techniques and implants of interventional devices. This is supported with extensive use of associated 3D-TEE datasets in QLAB using actual case studies.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate 3D TEE protocol for obtaining optimized 3D datasets of complex anatomy and how to render them.
  • Share experience of performing live heart dissection with a surgeon in understanding valve anatomy for surgical repair or device implantation.
  • Perform QLAB based multi-planar measurements for device sizing and interventions.
  • Describe and calculate various non-invasive Doppler based surrogates for advanced bedside hemodynamic flow calculations.
  • Identify perioperative imaging pearls and pitfalls for pre and post surgical myomectomy procedures.
  • Discuss steps for efficient use of mitral valve navigator (MVN) and application for procedural planning.
  • Explain imaging settings and protocols for guiding mitraclip and valve-in-valve interventional procedures.
Course details

Course Code: 


Delivery method: 

  • Instructor-led


  • English


2 Days

Course instructor(s) : 

Evelio Rodriguez, MD, FACP, FACC

Course disclaimer: 

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