Date: December 19, 2019
Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PMYou must be registered to participate!
After a description of normal AV using anatomic and echocardiographic images (including proper aortic root and LVOT diameter measurement techniques), the various common and uncommon aortic stenosis etiologies (congenital and acquired) will be presented (diagrams, surgical, 2D and 3D echo examples). Aortic stenosis severity determination by anatomic, spectral Doppler (continuity equation) and other quantitative techniques will be discussed in detail, with an emphasis on image optimization and recognition and avoidance of the various imaging pitfalls. Although transthoracic echo is the main focus, TEE and Stress Echo as complementary imaging techniques will be integral. The other imaging modalities (cath, CCT, CMR) will be touched upon. All of this information will be directly linked to the most recent guidelines documents, including ‘from our lab’ examples of for low flow low gradient equivocal severe AS, paradoxical severe AS and others. For completion and in conclusion, key features of sub valvular (fixed and dynamic) and supravalvular aortic stenosis.
This activity is designed for all cardiac sonographers and cardiovascular physicians with a primary interest, and knowledge base in the field of echocardiography; in addition, residents, researchers, clinicians, intensivists, and other medical professionals.
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Raymond F. Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE
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Raymond F. Stainback, MD, FACC, FAS
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