The 35th Annual Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease – Special Emphasis on Adult Congenital Heart Disease Including Uses of Multimodality Imaging Symposium will highlight the use of echocardiography and other cardiac imaging techniques to recognize, understand, and manage both pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease using a case based format. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of imaging techniques in the care of the adult with CHD. This four-day symposium is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, clinical aspects, imaging, and management of patients with congenital heart disease. The symposium will include case discussions, didactic seminars, anatomic and imaging correlations, discussion of multimodal imaging and scanning seminars to illustrate the impact of cardiac imaging on treatment, diagnosis, and management of patients with congenital heart disease.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of common congenital cardiac conditions as well as the surgical/interventional procedures used to treat them
- Interpret 2-D echo/Doppler hemodynamics in the setting of congenital heart disease
- Recognize limitations of echocardiography and other imaging techniques
- Integrate the most up-to-date echocardiographic and multimodality imaging techniques into patient management
This course is designed for adult and pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, fellows in training, and cardiac sonographers. The emphasis is on echocardiography, but topics will include both multimodality imaging and clinical management strategies.