Experts in interventional echocardiography for transcatheter interventions for structural heart disease (SHD) are in high demand. Given the rapid development of new imaging technologies paired with the exponential expansion of novel interventional approaches and devices, an enormous educational need has been identified.
This case-based learning tool caters to this growing educational need of cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, fellows, sonographers, and other individuals involved in procedural image guidance with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). This product not only illustrates the utility of real-time two- and three-dimensional TEE in interventional echocardiography but also demonstrates the procedure-specific imaging needs in SHD. In addition, TEE in SHD reviews appropriate terminology to facilitate communication between the interventional echocardiographer and the operator. Due to its case-based nature, this product also highlights potential complications of percutaneous interventions in SHD and how to use TEE to provide safer and more efficacious care. Case categories include: Aortic Valve-in-Valve Replacement (TAVR, ViV); Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure; LAA closure: WatchmanTM; LAA Occluder: AmuletTM Device; Mitral Paravalvular Leak Closure; Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR); Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: MitraClip®; Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR, ViV, BVP); Tricuspid Valve (ViV, TTVR); Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure. A total of 38 cases are presented. TEE in SHD will help to illustrate the important role of the interventional echocardiographer as a key member of the multi-disciplinary heart valve team.
Authors: Chair G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE; Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE; Srdjan Jelacic, MD; Stephen Little, MD, FASE; Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE; Mark Monaghan, PhD, FRCP (Hon), FESC, FACC; Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE; Douglas Shook, MD, FASE; Karen Zimmerman, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Release Date: October 1, 2016
CME End Date: October 1, 2019
CME Credit: 15.0 hours
Speaker Disclosure: Douglas Shook, MD, FASE – Edwards Lifesciences (Education), Sorin Group (Education); Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE – Philips (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau), Medtronic (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau); Mark Monaghan, PhD, FRCP (Hon), FESC, FACC – Philips (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau, Corporate Research Collaborative), Edwards (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau, Corporate Research Collaborative); Stephen Little, MD, FASE – Abbott Structural Heart (Research Grant Support, including PI), Medtronic (Research Grant Support, including PI), Boston Scientific (Research Grant Support, including PI).
Commercial Support: None.