#EchoDGK2024

Save the date! DEK 2025, 22. – 25. Mai 2025, Leipzig

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Donnerstag, 25. April 2024     Freitag, 26. April 2024     Samstag, 27. April 2024     Sunday, 28 April 2024

Sunday, 28 April 2024 mit GE

 

The symposium refers to the following recommendations and guidelines:

  1. Lancellotti et al., Recommendations for the echocardiographic assessment of native valvular regurgitation: an executive summary from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging - European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 611–644 https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jet105
  2. Vahanian et al. 2021 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease: Developed by the Task Force for the management of valvular heart disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) - European Heart Journal (2022) 43, 561–632 https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab395
  3. Lancellotti et al., Multi-modality imaging assessment of native valvular regurgitation: an EACVI and ESC council of valvular heart disease position paper - European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging (2022) 23, e171–e232 https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jeab253

 

   

 

Satellite Symposium of the German Congress of Echocardiography in Leipzig

Saal 1CD

Joint Event – AG5/DGK meets American Society of Echocardiography and the Italian and Belgian Society of Cardiology - Teaching Course – Masterclass - Endorsed by the EACVI

Echocardiographic Diagnostics in Mitral Regurgitation – Prerequisites for Proper Therapeutic Decision Making
Therapeutical Concepts based on cardiac imaging: What do we really know? – A critical viewpoint on recent MR trials in cardiology and cardiac surgery

09.00–09.15   Welcome and Introduction
Elena Romero Dorta (Berlin) / Andreas Hagendorff (Leipzig)

Part 1:           Focus on Verifiability and Reliability of Echocardiographic Results: How to Perform Transparent and Verifiable Analysis of Valve Morphology in Mitral Regurgitation by Echocardiography
Chair: Elena Romero Dorta (Berlin) / Denisa Muraro (Mailand)

09.15–09.45   Stephan Stöbe (Leipzig)
The standardized echocardiographic documentation in patients with mitral valve regurgitation: What is mandatory? – What is recommended? – What is necessary for verifiability?

09.45–10.00   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

10.00–10.30   Ritu Thamman (Pittsburgh)
The echocardiographic analysis of the mitral valve apparatus in PMR: Do we need modern software tools in echocardiography? – How to distinguish between Barlow, fibroelastic deficiency and mitral annular disjunction?

10.30–10.45   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

10.45–11.00   Break

11.00–11.30   Tobias Ruf (Mainz)
The echocardiographic analysis of mitral valve apparatus in SMR: Which SMR subtypes must be characterized? – How to evaluate the important morphological parameters of MV and LV geometry?

11.30–11.45   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

11.45–12.15   Corrado Fiore (Lecce)
The preoperative analysis of mitral valve morphology: What does the cardiac surgeon want to know in detail from the cardiologist through echocardiography? – Which parameters are essential to analyze? – What other imaging findings besides the mitral valve are also important?

12.15–12.30   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

12.30–13.30   Lunch

 

Part 2:           Focus on Verifiability and Reliability of Echocardiographic Results: How to Perform Transparent and Verifiable Analysis of Mitral Regurgitation Severity by Echocardiography
Chair: Ritu Thamman (Pittsburgh) / Andreea Motoc (Brüssel)

13.30–14.00   Denisa Muraru (Mailand)
The integrated approach in MR patients: is it still appropriate? Do we need to switch to hemodynamic quantification? – The time schedule of MR quantification in echocardiography in relation to intervention: Repetitive documentations prior to therapy – a “MUST”?

14.00–14.15   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

14.15–14.45   Andreea Motoc (Brüssel)
The problem of grading the MR severity in patients with heart failure and cardiomyopathy: is the classification of SMR severity according to recommendations still state-of-the-art?

14.45–15.00   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

15.00–15.15   Break

15.15–15.45   Elena Romero Dorta (Berlin)
The problem of linguistic terms of fiction (disproportionate MR, maximum EROA) to explain implausible and impossible echocardiographic results: Do we better confess the necessity of new studies, instead of repeating the story of obvious measuring errors?

15.45–16.00   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

16.00–16.30   Frank Timmermans (Gent)
The consequences of improper MR grading for cardiac surgeons: The patients` cohorts of interventional and surgical treatment are not comparable – There are differences in age, comorbidities, target lesion (MR vs. myocardial failure), concomitant drug treatment, baseline characteristics, etc. – Thus, further trials are needed.

16.30–16.45   Discussion (Live Demo / Workstation Demo possible)

16.45–17.00   Closing Remarks and Announcement for the International Satellite Symposium – Save the Date 2025
Andreas Hagendorff (Leipzig)/ Elena Romero Dorta (Berlin)