Three concurrent sessions—“Advances in Echocardiography,” “Hot Topics in Cardiology: Multimodality Imaging for Assessment of Right Ventricle Morphology and Function,” and “Challenging Patient Populations-- How to Apply Cardiac Imaging Effectively”—present just about everything a diagnostic cardiologist wants to know.
Topics include: the use of tissue Doppler and strain in stress echo; advances in 3D echo; and clinical applications for speckle tracking. Topics on right ventricular (RV) function assessment will look at the use of 2D and 3D echo, as well as MRI and CT, and RV assessment during stress testing.
The third session will examine coronary artery disease in relation to various populations including women, asymptomatic diabetics, pre-transplant patients and the morbidly obese.
Advances in Echocardiography (Location: Room B211)
Jagat Narula, MD, Orange, Calif.
Wael A. Jaber, MD, Cleveland
Mark J. Monaghan, MD, London, U.K.
Mani A. Vannan, MD, Columbus, Ohio
Marek Belohlavek, MD, Rochester, Minn.
Thomas Richard Porter, MD, Omaha, Neb.
Masaaki Uematsu, MD, Hyogo, Japan
Multimodality Imaging for Assessment of Right Ventricle Morphology/Function (Location: Room B206)
Dipan J. Shah, MD, Houston
Namsik Chung, MD, Seoul, South Korea,
Stephen Henry Little, MD, Houston
Eike Nagel, MD, London
Subha V. Raman, MD, Columbus, Ohio
Nelson B. Schiller, MD, San Francisco
Farooq A. Chaudhry, MD, New York City
Challenging Patient Populations (Location: Room B207)
Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, New York City
Gary V. Heller, MD, Hartford, Conn.
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, Detroit
Abdou A. Elhendy, MD, Marshfield, Wis.
Daniel S. Berman, MD, Los Angeles
William F. Armstrong, MD, Ann Arbor, Mich.