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EACVI teaching Course - Heart Valve Day

13-14 April 2013 - Dubai, UAE

The European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
organises a teaching course from 13-14 2013 in Dubai, UAE.

The 2-day teaching course is dedicated to the Heart Valve Diseases.

Mains topics and programme I Venue I Language I Target audience I Faculty

Main topics and programme


Day 1
9:00-9:15: Anatomical features and echo correlates

9:15-10:00 Rheumatic mitral stenosis
Case presentation: RMS, shortness of breath
Echocardiographic assessment
Medical, MBV, surgery

10:00-11:00 Degenerative mitral regurgitation
Case presentation: Mitral valve prolapse, mitral regurgitation, no symptoms
Echocardiographic assessment
Early surgery is the best therapeutical option

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Functional mitral regurgitation
Case presentation: ischemic cardiomyopathy, recurrent admission with pulmonary edema
Echocardiographic assessment
Indications for mitral valve repair/replacement

12:30 Lecture: What is changing in heart valve diseases

13:00-14:00 Lunch time

14:00-14:15 Anatomical features and echo correlates

14:15-15:00 Aortic stenosis
Case presentation: asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis
Echocardiographic assessment
Surgery or non-surgery?

15:00-15:45 Low flow aortic stenosis
Case presentation: shortness of breath, LV dysfunction, aortic stenosis
Case presentation: when the numbers look odd (paradoxical low flow aortic stenosis)
Why is it important? How should be treated?

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:45 Aortic regurgitation
Case presentation
Echocardiographic assessment
Surgical approaches

16:45-17:30 The emerging role of TAVI
Multi-imaging modalities
Current indications

Day 2
9:00-9:45 Anatomical features and echo correlates
Tricuspid regurgitation: new concepts and practical implications

9:45-10:30 Case oriented session
Patient/prosthesis mismatch

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Case oriented session


Grand Hyatt Dubai


The course will be held in English

Target audience

Echocardiographers, sonographers, cardiologists in training, cardiologists


Sanjeev Agarwal – Rashid Hospital – Dubai – U.A.E.
Amrish Agrawal – Fujeira Hospital – Fujeira – U.A.E.
Wael Al Mahmeed – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Safaa Almohdar – Zayed Military Hospital – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Arif Al Mulla – Dubai Hospital – Dubai – U.A.E.
Jean Bachet – Zayed Military Hospital – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Luigi Badano – University of Padova – Padova – Italy
Sherif Bakir - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Fahad Omar Baslaib – Rashid Hospital – Dubai – U.A.E.
Thar El Baage – Mafraq Hospital – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Gilbert Habib – La Timone Hospital – Marseille - France
Patrizio Lancellotti- CHU Sart Tilman, Université de Liège – Liège - Belgium
Ravi Nair - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.
Anwer Qureshi – Tawam Hospital – Al Ain – U.A.E.
Alessandro Salustri - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E.