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Cardiovascular Diseases

27th Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail. New Technologies, Live Scanning, and Clinical ...

Course Description

This symposium is an intensive and comprehensive review of state-of-the-art echocardiography to a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders and emphasizes new technologies and how to use echocardiographic information for the care of our patients.

Special emphasis is given to integration of Echo, CT, and MRI and their incremental value in clinical cardiology. The central location and presentation schedule allow participants to balance the educational aspects of the program with a summertime family vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

This symposium stresses the integration of all echocardiography techniques into the comprehensive ultrasound examination. Particular emphasis will include new technologies, Doppler hemodynamics, tissue Doppler, diastology, transesophageal echocardiography, and heart failure (myocardial and pericardial disease) and adult congenital heart disease.

Unique to this course is live scanning of patients with various CV disorders, which will be coordinated with Dr. Lawrence W. Gaul of the Vail Clinic. This session emphasizes the importance of comprehensive echocardiographic acquisition and management decision based on echocardiographic data.

There is ample time each afternoon for the participant to enjoy a multitude of summertime activities in this picturesque and relaxing environment.