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Echo BachelorClass

Prosthetic valves

Chapter 23
Presenters: Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Binder; Bruno Mora - MD Italy
1 credit

What you will learn

- Prosthetic valves: different models and characteristics; - Complications linked to prosthetic valves;; - Surgical implant of a prosthesis;; - Echo and prosthetic valves: assessing morphology and function;; - Echo features of mechanical versus biological prosthesis;; - TAVI valves and new models;; - Flow acceleration across a prosthesis: when it is pathological;; - Assessing pressure gradients across a prosthesis;; - Focus on prosthetic obstruction and leakage;; - Valvular versus paravalvular leakage;; - Surgery and left ventricular function;; - Focus on prosthetic valve endocarditis;; - Prosthesis and transesophageal echo (TEE);; - Annuloplasty rings: different models and characteristics;; - Detecting a dysfunctional annuloplasty ring.

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