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Date(s) - 04 March 2019 - 26 April 2019
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The features of the Niguarda Echo Lab and “De Gasperis” Cardio Center, having more than twenty years’ experience in education and conferences, make the Echo Lab the ideal place to insure an effective training in all aspects of echocardiography, in a supportive and stimulating environment.

The Echo Lab Lab maintains high standards accredited by the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography (SIEC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), equipped with state-of-the-art echocardiographs (GE, Siemens, Philips, Esaote). More than 13.000 cardiac evaluations are being carried out annually by experts in echocardiography. These include transthoracic, transoesophageal, 3D echocardiography, contrast echocardiography and stress echocardiography, on both hospitalized patients and outpatients

affected by valvular diseases, ischemic disease, heart failure, heart transplant, and LVAD/ECMO.

The Training program will be tailored to the individual needs considering areas of strength and previous experience.

A one-to-one tutoring with high experienced staff will be granted to enable excellent supervision 

and guidance. In accordance with EACVI/ASE training guidelines the program comprises:

  1. Performing exams and hand-on experience in 2D and 3D transthoracic, strain, transesophageal e
  2. Echo, stress and contrast echo
  1. Training delivered on advanced workstations with personal postprocession through the 2D and 3D softwares (GE, Philips, Siemens, Esaote)
  1. Relationships between various clinical teams and imaging department
  1. Browse through cases under multidisciplinary expert supervision

The Training is planned on a weekly Monday to Friday module:

  • MORNING: hands-on training on a minimum of 30 exams/week with an expert staff echocardiographer (performance and reporting of echocardiography examinations)

  • AFTERNOON: echo review session sessions (interactive discussion of interesting clinical cases held by expert echocardiographers, clinical cardiologists and heart surgeons of the Department).

Interactive lesson on workstations focused on clinical cases post-processing using specific echocardiography analysis will be scheduled.

Optional (if in interest, anycase inclused in the fee):

Observer Training on monitoring during cardiac surgery and interventional procedures in cat lab

Observer Training on congenital heart disease and pediatric echocardiography