At a time of great vivacity and of progress of cardiac imaging, it is my pleasure to introduce the International Workshop “Cardiac Imaging In Clinical
Practice” that aims to take stock of “the challenges that we have won and those that still lie ahead” in the difficult path of the heart disease diagnosis.
The meeting will be divided into 4 mini-courses, with a very practical cut, where the current progress of various imaging techniques and of newest applied software will be highlighted. Furthermore, for each topic, the future applications of more advanced cardiac imaging, still under refinement, will be anticipated. The four mini-courses will be completely dedicated to the most important cardiac imaging technologies in order to focus on specific modalities that are: 3D echocardiography, strain and vortex flow imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance and multimodality imaging.
Main topics of the mini courses are: valve heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, disease of the aorta, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, cardiac resynchronization therapy and structural interventional cardiology. Before or at the end of each course, one or more “breakingnews” lectures will be held by experts international cardiologists. The lectures will face subjects of clinical cardiology (cardiac oncology, translational medicine, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease etc.) and of cardiac imaging (advanced evaluation of systolic function, role of imaging in percutaneous valve procedures, fusion imaging, imaging of myocardial fibrosis, nuclear imaging in endocarditis and imaging of pericardial disease).
The international workshop will be opened to invited physicians who will have an unique chance to share their knowledge and expertise in the field of cardiac diseases management through advanced cardiac imaging.
Enjoy the meeting and your stay in Ragusa!