Thursday May, 17 (Introductory day) and Friday, May 18, 2007 (CRT course)
This one day course is intended for clinicians and echocardiographers who wish to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying failing function in a dilated heart and how this can be used to assess response to CRT.
We will address some of the following questions:
- Which datasets and images are useful for the evaluation of CRT ?
- How do strain and strain-rate change with ventricular dilatation ?
- Why do some hearts rock ?
- What is a septal flash and when do you see it ?
- How do we identify filling problems that respond to pacing ?
- How can we use knowledge on cardiac mechanics for CRT optimisation ?
- How do we identify potential responders ?
Additionally, there will be an introductory day on which the principles of Myocardial Velocity and Deformation Imaging will be explained and on which the participants will have the opportunity for hands-on acquisition and analysis of clinical cases.
We hope to welcome you in Dubrovnik,
Bart Bijnens, George Sutherland and Jadranka Separovic
Thursday, May 17, 2007
09:00-09:30 Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy: Current status and knowledge from clinical trials C. Parsai
09:30-10:00 Cardiac function: Contractility versus deformation B. Bijnens
10:00-10:30 Normal myocardial motion G. Sutherland
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:10 Principles of strain and strain-rate imaging based on Tissue Doppler or Speckle Tracking B Bijnens
11:10-11:40 Life Scanning - Doppler Myocardial Imaging Acquisition C. Parsai and G. Sutherland
11:40-12:10 Optimising data acquisition/Measuring traditional dyssynchrony parameters C. Parsai
12:10-12:30 Workstation Analysis/Clinical Cases M. Cikes, J. Separovic, C. Parsai
14:00-14:30 Velocities and deformation in different Ischemic Substrates B. Bijnens
14:30-15:00 Infarction and reperfusion injury G. Sutherland
15:00-15:30 Post-systolic thickening - What ? When ? Where ? P. Claus
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Strain (-rate) imaging in clinical practice G. Sutherland
16:30-17:00 Right ventricular function in heart failure L. Hatle
20:00 Dinner in the harbour of Dubrovnik (free for all participants)
Friday, May 18, 2007
09:00-09:20 Heart Failure: assessment of patients and standard medical treatment. L. Anderson
09:20-09:40 Changes in cardiac mechanics induced by LBBB and the septal flash B Bijnens
09:40-10:10 Identifying pathophysiological substrates that respond to electrical therapy - How to select responders ? C. Parsai
10:10-10:30 Changes in strain profiles with LBBB M. Scheffer
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Diastolic Function in dilated cardiomyopathies L Hatle
11:30-12:00 Mitral regurgitation and its influence on size and deformation A. Marciniak
12:00-12:45 CRT optimisation L. Anderson
14:00-14:30 Deformation and motion in Ischemic Cardiomyopathies / Stress Echo / The influence of scar C. Parsai
14:30-15:00 2D strain/3D echo B. Bijnens
15:30-16:00 Resynchronisation Therapy - Who? How ? Illustrative Cases C. Parsai, M. Scheffer, J. Separovic, G. Sutherland
16:00-17:00 Coffee break / Hands on - workstation analysis
This course is organised by:
Prof. Bart Bijnens
(University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department for Cardiovascular Diseases, Zagreb Croatia)
Prof. G. Sutherland
(St.George's Hospital, Department of Cardiology, London, UK)
Doc. J. Šeparović
(University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department for Cardiovascular Diseases, Zagreb Croatia).
The practical aspects are organised by BSWK bvba, an independant company, specialised in organising Scientific Symposia and Scientific Consulting and Publishing.