03 - 04 October 2020

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE Echo Course
Δρ. Κωνσταντίνος Παπαδόπουλος, Καρδιολόγος, Εργαστήριο υπερήχων καρδιάς, Ιατρικό Διαβαλκανικό Κέντρο

Up-To-Date 4D Echocardiography: Intensive hands-on 4D TTE and TOE echo course


Registration includes course participation, lunches, coffee breaks & dinner Saturday night / cost: 700 euro
Registration for virtual e-course: 500 euro

Suggested hotel
for Accommodation: Nikopolis Hotel (walking distance - 30m from the Hospital)

4D Echocardiography is rapidly evolving giving new perspectives in the diagnosis and management of cardiac diseases. With the new 4D echo softwares and machines we can enhance our self-confidence and credibility in a wide spectrum of structural heart diseases. Starting with heart failure patients where accurately we can provide data about ventricular volumes and contractility and going further to valvulopathies where we can visualize and demonstrate in real time all the pathology. That way all diagnostic questions are more precise answered and the management of these patients becomes easier.

Our hands-on intensive echo course aims at giving all the needed tools for everyday routine use of 4D echocardiography in our labs. All participants at the end of the course will learn how to acquire and analyze volumes and ejection fraction for left and right ventricle and be able as well to accurately demonstrate and analyze all valve abnormalities.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Greece this October.

Bileaflet prolapse-barlow disease demonstrated with 3D TOE

3D enface view of mitral valve

 4D analysis of volumes and EF of left ventricle



1st Day: Chambers evaluation
08:00-08:30 Welcome: Connection of participants to EchoPAC 
08:30-09:00 Basics of 4D echocardiography. How to apply the method in routine practice 
09:00-10:00 Workstation session I: Introduction in EchoPAC workstation 
10:00-10:30 How to assess left ventricle and left atrium with 4D
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Live session I: LV acquisition and assessment
11:45-13:30 Workstation session II: LV/LA assessment (Multislice, Triplane, 4D AutoLVQ, 4D AutoLAQ, AFI LA)
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break 
14:30-15:00 How to assess left ventricle with 2D AFI, triplane AFI Myocardial work, 4D strain 
15:00-16:00 Workstation session III: LV assessment (triplane AFI-Myocardial work, 4D strain) 
16:00-16:30 Coffee break 
16:30-17:00 Evaluation of right ventricle by 4D echocardiography 
17:00-17:30 Live session II: RV acquisition 
17:30-18:30 Workstation session IV: RV assessment

2nd Day: Valvular assessment
09:00-09:15 4D Aortic valve assessment – TAVI preparation 
09:15-10:00 Mitral valve assessment 
10:00-10:30 Workstation session V: AoV analysis 
10:30-10:45 Coffee break 
10:45-11:00 Live session IV: acquisition of MV by TTE 
11:00-13:00 Workstation session VI: MV analysis  (4D zoom-full volume TTE and TOE, 4D AutoMVQ, Flexislice for VCA and MVA in mitral stenosis, Understanding DMR and FMR cases)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:45 4D Tricuspid valve assessment 
14:45-15:45 Workstation session VII: TV analysis (4D zoom, Full volume, 4D AutoTVQ)
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 ASD evaluation and guidance for amplatzer devices implantation
16:45-17:30 Assessment and guidance for transcatheter mitral valve leaflet repair 
End of course