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Cardiovascular Diseases

21st Annual Echocardiographic Workshop on 2-D and Doppler Echocardiography at Vail

Tuesday, March 11

Time Topic
6:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  HEART FAILURE AND CARDIOMYOPATHY
Dr. George M. Gura, Jr., presiding
7:15-7:55 a.m. How to Measure Systolic Function in 2014. What Have Guidelines Taught Us? Most Cost Effective Imaging
Dr. James D. Thomas
7:55-8:20 a.m. Diastolic Heart Failure – Clinical Pearls of Application in Clinical Cardiology
Dr. Rick A. Nishimura
8:20-8:45 a.m. The Forgotten Ventricle: How to Assess the RV. When Is RV Dysfunction Primary or Secondary to Left Heart or Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Michael H. Picard
8:45-9:10 a.m. Advanced Heart Failure: Role of Echo, Including VAD and Resynchronization Therapy
Dr. William F. Armstrong
9:10-9:30 a.m. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Comprehensive Assessment. Role of Echo, MR, CT
Dr. Kyle W. Klarich
9:30-9:45 a.m. Questions and Answers
Drs. Thomas, Nishimura, Picard, Armstrong, and Klarich; Dr. Gura, moderator
  Workshops
4:00-5:00 p.m. Stress Echo: Avoiding Fault Positive and False Negative Results
Dr. William F. Armstrong
5:00-6:15 p.m. What to Quantify: Valve Cases and LV Function
Dr. James D. Thomas
6:30-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in Ballroom Foyer
All Participants, Faculty, Exhibitors, and Guests Invited