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ACVC Talks

Acute Echo Challenges - Season 2

The challenger presents an Echo to a young ACVC Member.
The challengee reviews the case and asks questions to arrive at a diagnosis within 30 minutes.

Neskovic_Aleksandar_2017.jpgChallenger: Prof. Aleksandar N. Neskovic

Professor of Medicine and Cardiology

Chief, Department of Cardiology

University Clinical Hospital Center Zemun-Belgrade

Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Episode 1

End of May 2021

The Challengee: Dr. Alessia Gambaro, Young ACVC member from Italy

Live is open to all, recording is restricted to ACVC Silver members

Acute ECG Challenges - Season 1



How just an ECG can lead or mislead a diagnosis.

The challenger presents an ECG to a young ACVC Member.
The challengee reviews the case and asks questions to arrive at a diagnosis within 30 minutes.

Challenger: Prof. Christiaan Vrints
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium

How to access these challenges

  • Live sessions are free for everyone
  • Episodes on demand are restricted to ACVC Ivory, Silver and Gold Members.  Not yet a member?

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Episode 1: A 75-year-old man known with DM and OSAS with an epigastric oppressive pain irradiating to his left arm

The challengee: Dr. Carmen Plesoianu, Romania

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Episode 2: A patient presenting at the emergency department with symptoms of palpitations caused by a paroxysmal tachycardia

The challengee: Dr. Pablo Jorge Perez, Spain

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Episode 3: A 36-year-old patient with dyspnea and fever

The challengee: Dr. Diego Araiza Garaygordobil, Mexico

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Episode 4: A 63-year-old man with fatigue, mild dyspnea and cough for two days

The challengee: Dr. Alberto Somaschini, Italy

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Episode 5: A fall in the nursing home

The challengee: Dr Awad Youssef Zeid, Egypt

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Tips and tricks

ACVC-Tips-tricks-web.jpg15-min educational videos discussing challenging situations you may face as clinician in the daily practice.

The tutorials will cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from clinical management in the acute setting to team work and relative’s communication skills.

The expert speakers, from the young community, will provide a practical “checklist” for the early career cardiologists/intensivist/emergency physicians to keep in mind when dealing with challenging situation during the on call.


Episode 1: MCS troubleshooting

Presented by Dr. Christophe Vandenbriele and supervised by Prof. Pascal Vranckx.


Episode 2: First night in cath lab on call

Presented by Dr. Andreas Schober and supervised by Prof. Kurt Huber.


Episode 3: Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Presented by Dr. Johannes Grand and supervised by Prof. Christian Hassager


Episode 4: Teamwork and management of stressful situations

Presented by Dr. Pablo Jorge Perez and supervised by Assoc. Prof. Alessandro Sionis


Episode 5: Mechanical Ventilation in AHF and CS

Presented by Dr. Santiago Montero and supervised by Dr. Matthieu Schmidt


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