What you will learn

Course description: 

With advancements in percutaneous procedures for management of structural heart disease, the importance of high quality imaging cannot be over emphasized. In complex structural heart disease, anatomy cannot be fully appreciated by only 2D echocardiography. 3D echocardiography is useful for comprehensive evaluation of anatomy and describing relation of catheters and devices involved in percutaneous procedures to anatomic structures in three dimensional space. In addition 3D TEE especially real time 3D echo is useful for intra-procedural guidance during catheter based interventional procedures.

This two-day course will educate and train participants to utilize 2D, Doppler, and 3D TEE for TAVR, Mitraclip, PVL and ASD/PFO closure, left atrial appendage closure (WATCHMAN), and transseptal approach procedures. Participants will specially learn techniques for screening patients for these procedure, guiding these procedures in the hybrid OR and cath lab, and assessing patients for procedure success and complications post-procedure.

The speaker for this course will be Philip Haines, MD, MPH, MS, MRCP



Course objectives: 

  • Explain comprehensive imaging evaluation necessary for common structural heart defects and procedures
  • Understand how to integrate 3D imaging into clinical practice
  • Appreciate the incremental value of 3D TEE in evaluating structural heart defects
  • Discuss the various modes of 3D echocardiography, such as X-plane, Live, Zoom, Full Volume and Color 3D modes
  • Evaluate the advantages and limitations of various 3D modes
  • Appreciate the use of Live 3D TEE to aid in procedural planning
  • Explain how to acquire, crop, manipulate, display and quantitate 3D TEE images
  • Describe the use of Live 3D TEE for guidance during catheter- based interventions for management of common structural heart defects
Course details

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  • English

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