Tips and Tricks in Imaging Your Patients With Valvular Heart Disease – Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation and Tricuspid Regurgitation

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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.



Philippe Pibarot

Philippe Pibarot

Patrizio Lancellotti

Patrizio Lancellotti

Jose Luis Zamorano

Jose Luis Zamorano

Rebecca T Hahn

Rebecca T Hahn

Martin Swaans

Martin Swaans

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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 the essential echocardiographic views to assess MR etiology and severity
  • Learn about how to interpret TR and MR results and appropriately refer patients for further management
  • 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.

Faculty Biographies

Philippe Pibarot

Philippe Pibarot

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.  

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Patrizio Lancellotti

Patrizio Lancellotti

Personal History

In 1970, Professor Lancellotti was born in Charleroi, Belgium to parents of Neapolitan origin.7, 8 He studied chemistry at the University of Labour Paul Pastur and graduated as a technician in 1988.7 It was his fascination with the heart and its physiology that drew him to cardiology and he has “always found that the heart was a noble organ.”9

Alongside Professor Gach and Dr Robinet, he implanted the first Micra™ (the world's smallest pacemaker) in Wallonia in 2017 and it placed the CHU de Liège/University Hospital of Liège among the centres of European leaders in cardiology.7

He is married with three daughters. His hobbies include classic opera, reading philosophy and finding time to jog regularly in his busy schedule.3

Academic History

Professor Lancellotti obtained his MD from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1995.3 At the University Hospital of Liège he obtained his Internship License in 1998 and received his cardiology license in 2000.3 He was licensed in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital of Liège 2002 and received training in heart transplantation in 2001.3

He holds a PhD from the University Hospital of Liège and is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).3

His major research areas are valvular disease and cardiac effects in malignancy. He has been the recipient of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant to develop new antithrombotic coatings of prosthetic heart valves.1

Career Overview

Patrizio Lancellotti is Director of the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Applied Genoproteomics Cardiovascular Science Unit (GIGA) at the University of Liège, Belgium.8 Since 2017, he has served as Head of the Cardiology Department at the University of Liège Hospital

Professor Lancellotti has served as both president of the Belgian Society of Cardiology and editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).1, 2

He is an expert in cardiovascular imaging, valvular heart disease and interventional structural heart disease. He is the past Chair of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Valvular Heart Disease and is involved with several journal editorial boards. He was an Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal and is currently an Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.5

Dr Lancellotti has been published in more than 330 peer-reviewed papers, has written numerous book chapters and has edited and co-edited some major cardiology textbooks.6 These include the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging, the EACVI Echocardiography Textbook, the EACVI Handbook of Echocardiography and Secondary mitral valve regurgitation.5

Dr Patrizio Lancellotti is on the Editorial Board of European Cardiology Review.

Career Timeline

  • 2002: PhD Thesis at University Hospital of Liège
  • 2005: Thesis of Higher Education
  • 2007: Clinical Professor, University Hospital Liège
  • 2010: Professor, Cardiovascular Imaging at University of Liège
  • 2012 - 2014: President, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • 2014: Board Councillor, ESC
  • 2019 - 2022: Chairperson, ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease4
  • 2017 - Present: Head, Echocardiography Laboratory and the Heart Valve Clinic
  • Present: Director, Cardiology Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital of Liège
  • Present: Professor, Cardiology at University of Liège, CHU Sart Tilman, Liège Belgium
  • Present: Director, GIGA Cardiovascular Sciences Research Programme at the University of Liège 

Recognition3, 6, 9

  • 2001 Young Investigator Award of the Belgian Society of Cardiology
  • 2004 Jacqueline Bernheim Award of the Fondation pour la Chirurgie Cardiaque
  • 2005 Best poster presented of the French Society of Cardiology
  • 2005 Best poster presented of the XXVII Congress of the European Society of Cardiology
  • 2006 Award from the Fondation Jaumain
  • 2008 InBev Baillet Latour Award for Clinical Research in the Field of Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2008 Lambertine Lacroix Award in the Field of Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2013 Invited Professor for the 8th Annual Tajik/Seward lectureship, Mayo Clinic 
  • 2014 Honorary Member of the British Society of Echocardiography
  • 2014 Honorary Citizen of the City of Liege, Belgium
  • 2014 Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology 
  • 2020 FNRS Quinquennal Prize in Clinical Biomedical Sciences
  • 2021 Recognized as the 17th World Expert and 1st Expert in Belgium in Heart Diseases by Expertscape

Areas of Speciality1, 6

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Interventional Structural Heart Disease


  1. https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/authors/patrizio-lancellotti
  2. https://www.gigacardio.uliege.be/cms/c_4334850/en/patrizio-lancellotti-editor-of-the-journal-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
  3. https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/36/23/1418/2293369
  4. https://www.escardio.org/Councils/Council-on-Valvular-Heart-Disease/About
  5. https://academic.oup.com/ehjcimaging/pages/Editorial_Board 
  6. https://openventio.org/patrizio-lancellotti/ 
  7. https://www.chuliege.be/jcms/c2_18038388/fr/direction-medicale/le-coeur-dans-tous-ses-etats
  8. https://enews.uliege.be/plugins/NewsletterPlugin/jsp/preview.jsp?id=c_1071235
  9. https://www.chu.ulg.ac.be/upload/docs/application/pdf/2018-01/le_patient_20_-_janvier_2018_-_web.pdf
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Martin Swaans

Martin Swaans

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.

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Jose Luis Zamorano

Jose Luis Zamorano

Jose L Zamorano is Professor of Medicine at the University Alcala de Henares, Madrid, and the Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal.

Prof 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 he is widely published with over 500 articles and twenty books including the European Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. 

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. Prof Zamorano is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and is on the Editorial Board of European Cardiology Review.

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Rebecca T Hahn

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.

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