ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE BachelorClass
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Elena Surkova - Matthias Schneider - Thomas Binder
Echocardiography course - A simple approach to a complex topic
Common defects + introduction to complex defects
Become competent in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Bachelor Course is an online echocardiography video teaching program. The course covers all major congenital heart defects such as ventricular and atrial septal defects (ASD+VSD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), congenital valve disease, LVOT / RVOT obstruction, tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), Coarctation (CoA) and more. The course also includes the basics of complex congenital abnormalities (i.e., surgical procedures, Transposition of the great arteries (TGA), single ventricles, and abnormal pulmonary venous connections (APVC). Watch hundreds of examples, patient demonstrations and learn ACHD from top experts in the field.
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Ideal teaching resource to study for your ACHD exam
The ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE BACHELORCLASS is the ideal teaching resource to study for your ACHD exam. This course includes:
“The most comprehensive online course I have ever seen”
Frank Neumann, Germany
Here we cover the fundamentals, What can you expect?
How to Image Patients with ACHD
Here we teach you how to use a systemic approach when you image your patients.
Specific considerations in ACHD patients
Imaging patients with ACHD is different, here are some things you need to know.
Aortic dilatation, how to measure the Ao, genetic syndromes and connective tissue disorders.
Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
Classification-, Embryology-, Imaging-, hemodynamics-, and therapy of VSD.
Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) Obstruction
Infundibular/ subinfundibular and valvular obstruction, hemodynamic assessment.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Anatomy, Imaging, hemodynamics and management of PDA.
Left Ventricular Outflow Tract (LVOT) and Aortic Stenosis (AS)
Bicuspid valves / variations, sub- and supravalvular aortic stenosis.
Tetrology of Fallot (TOF)
Imaging of TOF, hemodynamics, complications after TOF repair, other imaging modalities.
Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (ccTGA)
Description and imaging of ccTGA, hemodymamics, role of the RV, complications.
Complex Congenital Malformations
Overview of complex defects, Eisenmenger syndrome, complications.
Surgical Procedures in congenital heart disease.
Congenital Mitral Valve Pathologies
Leaflet hypoplasia, cleft- double orifice-, parachute- and arcade mitral valve.
Description- assessment-, hemodynamics- correction and associated lesions of Ebstein´s anomaly.
Atrial Shunt Lesions (ASD)
Types of ASD, echo imaging, role of contrast, Qp: Qs, PFO and iatrogenic ASD.
Pregnancy and ACHD
Hemodynamic effects of pregnancy, which patients are at risk? Eisenmenger syndrome.
Pathologies of the Coronary Sinus
Dilatation of the coronary sinus, persistent left SVC, -unroofed coronary sinus.
Cases in ACHD
In this chapter, Elena, Matthias and Thomas present cases directly from the lab.
Elena Surkova, MD, MSc, PhD
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC
Head of Digital Learning, Medical University of Vienna
Matthias Schneider, MD, MSc
Campus Virchow Klinikum - Charité Berlin