Advanced Canine & Feline Echocardiography

Bedford Hills, New York · July 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020
CE Credits: 24.0
Status: Open For Registration
Tuition: $2500.00 USD
This workshop is NOT included as part of any Universal Education Package

Following the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe and interpret the images from normal canine and feline 2D-, M-mode, and Doppler-echocardiographic examinations.
  • Perform a complete diagnostic echocardiographic examination in the dog, including right- and left-sided image planes, M-mode images, and Doppler examinations of the four cardiac valves.
  • Outline some of the key technical aspects and artifacts related to B-mode and Doppler echocardiography and describe their influence on cardiac ultrasound diagnosis.
  • Identify and measure 2D and M-mode echocardiograms to quantify cardiac size, left and right ventricular function, and left atrial function.
  • Identify and measure Doppler echocardiograms to quantify ventricular and atrial function and estimate ventricular filling pressures.
  • Define advanced, tissue-based imaging methods for quantification of cardiac function and filling pressures.
  • Compare and contrast the complementary diagnostic features and limitations of the various echocardiographic modalities, including 2D, M-mode, pulsed-wave Doppler, continuous-wave Doppler, tissue-Doppler, and color Doppler echocardiography.
  • Use Doppler echocardiography to quantify intravascular pressures for diagnosis and staging of valvular stenosis, valvular regurgitation, cardiac shunts, and pulmonary hypertension.
  • Recognize the imaging features and describe the key echocardiographic issues related to the diagnosis and staging of congenital heart diseases, including valvular malformations, septal defects, and patent ductus arteriosus.
  • Recognize the imaging features and describe the key echocardiographic issues related to the diagnosis and staging of acquired heart diseases of the dog and cat, including myxomatous valvular disease, infective endocarditis, pericardial diseases, cardiac tumors, pulmonary hypertension, canine cardiomyopathies, and feline cardiomyopathies.

Faculty:
Matthew Miller, DVM, DACVIM
John Bonagura, DVM, DACVIM
Carl D. Sammarco, BVSc, MRCVS, DACVIM, CVADVM

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