Tips and Tricks in Imaging Your Patients With Valvular Heart Disease – Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation and Tricuspid Regurgitation
Join a world-renowned faculty to explore tips, tricks and expert insight to optimise echocardiographic image acquisition strategies to support earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.
Led by Chair Prof José Luis Zamorano (University Complutense, Spain) and Scientific Director Dr Rebecca T Hahn (New York-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center, US), this engaging session will combine opinion, discussions, and practical presentations from Dr Philippe Pibarot (Laval University, Canada), Prof Patrizio Lancellotti (University of Liège, Belgium), and Dr Martin Swaans (St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein, the Netherlands).
With a live Q&A, this interactive event aims to support general cardiologists and all healthcare professionals engaged in imaging avoid common pitfalls and make informed diagnosis.
Key issues addressed within this programme will include how to do an aortic valve echo, what to look for, how to interpret results; how to optimise a mitral valve echo; why doing tricuspid imaging is difficult, how to do a tricuspid valve echo (with various parameters) – and many more.
Jose Luis Zamorano
Rebecca T Hahn
This webinar is supported by:
Introduction – Jose Zamorano
Tricuspid Regurgitation – Patrizio Lancellotti
- Why TR is challenging to image and how to avoid pitfalls of interpretation.
- Tips & tricks to echocardiographic image acquisition and quantification for TR.
Mitral Regurgitation – Martin Swaans
- Why MR is challenging to image and how to avoid pitfalls of interpretation.
- Tips & tricks to echocardiographic image acquisition and quantification for MR
Aortic Stenosis – Philippe Pibarot
- Tips & tricks to echocardiographic image acquisition and quantification of AS.
- When peak velocity and mean gradient underestimate AS severity.
Panel Discussion – All, moderated by Jose Zamorano and Rebecca Hahn
- Learn the essential echocardiographic views to assess TR severity with the 5 grade scheme
- Learn about how to interpret results and appropriately refer patients for further management
- Learn the essential echocardiographic views to assess MR etiology and severity
- Learn about the best practices to correctly diagnose AS using echocardiography
- Learn about how to avoid the most common pitfalls in correctly grading AS severity
- General Cardiologists
- All healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of MR, TR and AS.
Philippe Pibarot is Full Professor at the Department of Medicine of Laval University, Canada. He also serves as Director of the Research Group in Valvular Heart Diseases at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute. He received his doctorate from the University Claude Bernard, France, and his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Montreal, Canada. Dr Pibarot has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Annual Achievement Award of the Canadian Society of Echocardiography, and the Research Achievement Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. His key interests include valvular heart diseases, cardiovascular surgery, heart valve diseases, and pulmonary hypertension.
Patrizio Lancellotti is Director of the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Applied Genoproteomics Cardiovascular Science Unit at the University of Liège, Belgium, and Head of the Cardiology Department at the University of Liège Hospital. He specialises in cardiovascular imaging, valvular heart disease. Prof Lancellotti is past president of the Belgian Society of Cardiology. He has authored and co-authored over 500 articles and presented his research internationally. He has been the recipient of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant to develop new antithrombotic coatings of prosthetic heart valves.
Dr Martin Swaans is cardiologist at St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein in the Netherlands. Dr Swaans specialises in cardiac imaging, particularly in electrophysiology and interventional procedures. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe and a world authority for interventional imaging. Dr Swaans is heavily involved in the development of cutting edge imaging technologies.
Jose Luis Zamorano
Jose L. Zamorano is a Professor of Medicine at the University Alcala de Henares, Madrid, and the Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal. Prof. Zamorano obtained his medical degree from the University Complutense in 1987 and his doctor in Medicine in 1991.
Dr. Zamorano’s has a broad range of research interests including heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular imaging modalities. Within these fields, Prof. Zamorano has published over 500 articles and twenty books including the European Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. His impact factor is > 1500 and Hirsch Index of 93 with more than 98000 citations.
Prof. Zamorano has been actively participating in International Scientific Societies. Has served as Vicepresident of the European Society of Cardiology. He served as Secretary of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), President of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE), International Advisor of the American College of Cardiology’s International Committee, director of the scientific programme in imaging for the ESC Congress, and Chair of the Practice Guidelines Committee and Global Affairs of the ESC.
Over the past 20 years, Prof. Zamorano has received a number of prestigious Spanish and International awards, such as the Golden Plaque of the Public Health Authorities of Madrid and the Inge Edler Gold Medal, the silver medal of the European Society of Cardiology, Honorary member of the American Society of Echocardiography and Research Award of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. He has served in different Editorial Boards of Research journals as the Spanish Journal of Cardiology, European Journal of echocardiography, European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, European Heart Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Rebecca T Hahn
Rebecca T Hahn is Director of Interventional Echocardiography at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center, US. She also serves as Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr Hahn completed her medical training at University of Washington School of Medicine, and her residency and fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr Hahn is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine and echocardiography.