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Be a part of inspiring panel discussions with leaders in cardiology: save the date for our satellite symposia. And register now for our hands-on tutorials – where you can get to grips with our new solutions, and see how they support procedures and assessments.

Satellite Symposium

Latest advances in echocardiography and fusion imaging

Get an overview of what you need to know when using deformation imaging. Find out how anatomical intelligence can help you. And see clinical cases where fusion imaging makes the difference.

Chairs  : Jean-Louis VANOVERSCHELDE (Brussels, BE), Gilbert HABIB (Marseille, FR)

  • Deformation imaging - what do we have to know to use it meaningfully in clinical practice?
  • Jan D'HOOGE (Leuven, BE)

  • Does anatomical intelligence improve routine assessment of left ventricle volumes, ejection fraction and deformation?
  • Mark John MONAGHAN (London, GB)

  • Fusion imaging in structural heart disease interventions – benefits illustrated by clinical cases.
  • Ariana GONZALEZ GOMEZ (Madrid, ES)


    Date   : August 31
    Time   : 12:45 – 13:45
    Room : Rome – Village 1

    Ongoing management of the complex patient with cardiovascular disease and apnea: interactive case discussions

    What are the treatment options for cardiovascular disease and sleep disordered breathing? Discuss clinical cases and strategies for ongoing patient management with your peers.

    Chairs  : Dirk SKOWASCH (Bonn, DE)

  • Ongoing management of the complex patient with cardiovascular disease and apnea: interactive case discussions.
  • Frederic ROCHE (Saint-Etienne, FR), Dirk SKOWASCH (Bonn, DE)


    Date   : August 31
    Time   : 13:00 – 13:45
    Room : Vilnius – Village 9

    Hands-on Tutorials

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      Sunday Aug 31st
      Monday Sep 1st
      Tuesday Sep 2nd
      Interventional X-Ray Imaging
      How much can new X-ray imaging technology help to manage dose in Interventional cardiology?
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      Prof Y. Taeymans (Gent, BE)

      M. Mauti (Best, NL)

      During this tutorial participants will learn will learn on how patient radiation dose management can only be achieved by optimization of medical imaging technology together with best control of the equipment by the operator. This tutorial provides you with the basics of X-ray dose and imaging and it explains how new technology and experience of operators can help minimize dose.

      The goal of this session is:

    • To understand how new imaging technology together with best practice can help minimize X-ray dose on a daily basis during real clinical use
    • To understand what dose reduction can be obtained with new X-ray imaging technology based on real world experiences from leading centers around the world
    • Interventional Imaging for MitraClip procedures
      3D-Transesophageal echocardiography in clinical practice
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      Dr P. Debonnaire (Brugge, BE) - Sunday

      Dr P. Nikolai (Mainz, DE) - Tuesday

      Candidate selection and therapeutic guiding of percutaneous valve repair using Percutaneous mitral valve repair therapy.
      During this tutorial participants will learn about :

    • MitraClip Patient selection criteria and the importance of Live 3DTEE imaging tools during patient screening.
    • Importance of Live3DTEE guidance at crucial steps like transeptal puncture, positioning during MitraClip procedure.
    • This tutorial includes clinical case(s)/recording(s) presentation.

      Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
      Assessment of dyssynchrony of patients undergoing CRT
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      Dr S. Marechaux (Lomme, FR) - Sunday

      Dr A. Kovacs (Budapest, HU) - Monday

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn how Anatomical Intelligence can help assess fast and accurate deformation assessment of dyssynchrony in patients undergoing CRT.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Assessment of patients with heart failure
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      Dr S. Marechaux (Lomme, FR) - Sunday

      Dr T. Lopez Fernandez (Madrid, ES) - Monday

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn about the role of echocardiography deformation imaging and Anatomical Intelligence in the diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Assessment of patients with LV hypertrophy
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      Dr S. Marechaux (Lomme, FR)

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn how Anatomical Intelligence can help you assess fast and accurate LV volume and deformation in diagnostic of LV hypertrophy.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Assessment of patients with cardiomyopathy
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      Dr A. Kovacs (Budapest, HU) - Sunday

      Dr T. Lopez Fernandez (Madrid, ES) - Monday

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn how Anatomical Intelligence can help assess fast and accurate LV volume and deformation in patients with cardiomyopathy.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Before and after mitral valve surgery – Adapting ultrasound to deliver anatomical data to the surgeon
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      Dr R. Steeds (Birmingham, GB)

      During this tutorial participants will learn how Anatomical Intelligence via the Mitral Valve Navigator delivers a fast and accurate assessment of mitral valve anatomy and pathology before and after surgery.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Assessment of patients undergoing chemotherapy
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      Dr T. Lopez Fernandez (Madrid, ES)

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn how Anatomical Intelligence can help you assess fast and accurate LV volume and deformation in cancer related cardiac dysfunction (CTRCD).

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Assessment of a sport athlete's heart
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      Dr A. Kovacs (Budapest, HU)

      First clinical experience with Philips Anatomical Intelligence of Ultrasound.
      During this tutorial participants will learn on how Anatomical Intelligence can help assess fast and accurate LV volume and deformation in better understanding of sport athlete's heart?

      This tutorial includes live demonstration and hands-on training.

      Cardiac MR Imaging
      The role of advanced MR cardiology analysis in daily practice
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      Dr F. André (Heidelberg, DE)

      C. van Poppel (Best, NL)

      During this tutorial participants will learn more about the Philips IntelliSpace Portal (ISP), a thin client solution and the clinically rich MR advanced cardiac applications that we offer. Dr. André will share his experience on working with a thin client solution and the capabilities the MR Advanced cardiac package offers in daily practice.

      Live demonstration will be part of this tutorial.

      Peri-Interventional Imaging (Covering Ultrasound and EchoNavigator)
      Paravalvular leakage closure procedures: The role of live 3DTEE imaging guidance and integration of live X-ray and echocardiography
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      Prof JL. Zamorano Gomez (Madrid, ES)

      During this tutorial participants will learn about :

    • Importance of Live3DTEE guidance at crucial steps during the Paravalvular leakage closure procedures
    • How SmartFusion of live images from X-ray and echocardiography can help in performing Paravalvular leakage closure procedures easier, faster and better.
    • This tutorial includes clinical case(s)/recording(s) presentation.

      The role of live 3DTEE imaging guidance and integration of live X-ray and echocardiography during left atrial appendage closure procedures
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      Dr R. Hinojar (Madrid, ES)

      During this tutorial participants will learn about :

    • Importance of Live3DTEE guidance at crucial steps sizing of the LAA, positioning during Left Atrial Appendage closure procedures
    • How SmartFusion of live images from X-ray and echocardiography can help in performing Left Atrial Appendage closure procedures easier, faster and better.
    • This tutorial includes clinical case(s)/recording(s) presentation.

      TAVI Imaging (Covering CT and Ultrasound)
      The role of cardiac CT in pre procedural planning for patients suitable for TAVI procedures
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      R. Andrew (Best, NL)

      During this tutorial participants will learn about the role of CT in pre procedural planning for patients undergoing TAVI. The goal is to show you the importance of proper CT pre procedural planning and how Philips CT TAVI planning software is helping you to perform the needed measurements easier and faster prior TAVI procedure.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration

      The role of live 3DTEE in pre-procedural planning for patients being considered for transcatheter aortic valve implantation
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      Dr R. Steeds (Birmingham, GB)

      During this tutorial participants will learn about the use of Live 3DTEE in pre procedural planning for patients being considered for TAVI. This will include use of 3D techniques in confirming severity of aortic stenosis in patients with discordant information, role in pre procedural planning with emphasis on sizing the annulus and predicting risk of adverse outcomes.

      This tutorial includes live demonstration

      The role of live 3DTEE guidance in peri-procedural transcatheter aortic valve implantation
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      Dr R. Steeds (Birmingham, GB)

      During this tutorial participants will learn about the role of Live 3DTEE guidance at crucial steps during the TAVI procedure, including wire placement, balloon valvuloplasty, optimal positioning and early assessment of outcome, including post-implantation aortic regurgitation.

      This tutorial includes clinical case(s)/recording(s) presentation.

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