This CME program, derived from content presented at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging Annual Congress EACVI 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, will highlight how to optimize echocardiographic and CMR assessment in the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, multimodality imaging is crucial to confirm diagnosis, assess for presence and mechanism of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and risk stratification for sudden cardiac death. Comfort with echocardiographic techniques to optimize visualization and with cardiac MRI as indicated and as available is required to make best utilization of new therapies for HCM. Our expert faculty will review both research-oriented and practice-pertinent information on the best use of imaging in the contemporary diagnosis and management of HCM.
Healthcare providers across the cardiac care spectrum who perform, interpret, and/or operationalize into the clinical context the results of cardiac imaging studies in patients with or at risk for HCM. This includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other HCPs worldwide, as exemplified by those HCPs attending the EACVI2023 Annual Congress.
I. Echocardiographic Techniques and Tips to Optimize the Diagnosis and Characterization of HCM – Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD
II. When and how to use CMR in the Diagnosis and Characterization of HCM – L. Elif Sade, MD
III. New and Emerging Treatment Options for HCM – Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD
IV. Imaging Case Studies – Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD & L. Elif Sade, MD
- Deeper familiarity and comfort with the clinical interpretation of appropriately performed cardiac imaging studies (echocardiography and CMR) in patients with or at risk for HCM
- An improved understanding of the prevalence, pathophysiology, unmet patient needs, and natural course of HCM
- Operational confidence in recognizing the indications to treat, longitudinally manage, and/or refer to subspecialists, patients diagnosed with HCM
- Awareness and understanding of the clinical trial data evaluating the efficacy and safety of new and emerging treatment options for HCM
Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology
Oslo University Hospital
Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD
EACVI Vice-President – Echocardiography
Heart Valve Clinic Coordinator, San Luca Hospital, Auxologico IRCCS
Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca
Elif Sade, MD
Chair Education Committee, European Association of Cardiovascular- EACVI Imaging
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh – Heart & Vascular Institute UPMC
Baskent University Cardiology Department
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD||Nothing to disclose|
|Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD||Speaker: GE HealthCare; Philips Medical Systems|
|L. Elif Sade, MD||Nothing to disclose|
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