SMH Echo Rounds

29 videos
Why TMVR isn’t TAVI yet ?
5 days ago

Advanced Curriculum Title: Why transcutaneous mitral valve replacement (TMVR) isn’t transcatheter aortic valve intervention (TAVI) yet ? Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Time: 08:00-09:00 ET Speaker: Anas Merdad MBBS FRCPC Interventional Echo Fellow, St....

Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Amyloid
2 weeks ago

Speaker: Chi-Ming Chow MD MSc FRCPC FASE FCCS Director of Echo Lab, St. Michael's Hospital Professor in Medicine, University of Toronto Objectives: 1) Describe what is amyloid and the cardiac involvement 2) Describe the classic echo features of cardiac.

Stress Echocardiography: Principles of Ischemia Evaluation and Clinical Cases
1 month ago

Speaker: Vesna Mihajlovic, M.D., FRCPC Cardiology, PGY7 Echocardiography Fellow, St. Michael's Hospital University of Toronto Objectives: 1) Review the indications, contra-indications, safety, and diagnostic accuracy of stress echo 2) Review the...

Echocardiography in infective endocarditis: Case-based discussions
1 month ago

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Speaker: Abdulrahman Alanazi MBBS Objectives: 1. Discuss historical perspectives of infective endocarditis 2. Review the diagnostic criteria of infective endocarditis 3. Explain echocardiographic findings in infective...

Best Practices for Imaging Cardiac Device Related Infections and Endocarditis
1 month ago

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 Speaker: Jeff Henderson MD Objectives: 1) Examine the utility of echo in diagnosing device-related infections 2) Examine the utility of CT in diagnosing device-related infections 3) Examine the utility of PET in diagnosing..

Use of Echo in the Evaluation of Athlete’s Heart
2 months ago

Speaker: Ashwin Padiyath MD, Cardiology Resident (PGY-5) Objectives: 1. Review the mechanisms of cardiac remodeling in response to exercise 2. Understand the pros and cons of various imaging modalities in evaluating cardiac anomalies in athletes 3....

Hole in the Heart: Interatrial septum and Atrial Septal Defects
2 months ago

Speaker: Hirmand Nouraei MD, Cardiology Fellow (C1) Objectives: 1. Review of interatrial septum embryology, anatomy and types of defects 2. Echocardiographic techniques for assessment (focus on ASDs) 3. Indications for device closure 4. Post closure...

LV Non-Compaction: Variant of normal or cardiomyopathy?
2 months ago

Speaker: Kim Connelly MBBS PhD FSCMR FCCS (he/him) St Michael’s Hospital Director: Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Unity Health Keenan Chair in Research Leadership Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Objectives: 1. To..

Echocardiography in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Practical Review
3 months ago

Speaker: Dr. Bernard Mendis Objectives: 1. Review the hemodynamic and pathophysiologic classifications of PH 2. Review guideline-recommended applications of echocardiography to the assessment of PH 3. Review advantages and limitations to these...

Complicated Pericarditis – Defining and Detecting the Abnormal Pericardium
3 months ago

Speaker: Dr. Howard Leong-Poi Objectives: 1. Review the role of echocardiography in complicated acute and chronic pericarditis. 2. Discuss the role of multimodality imaging in complicated acute and chronic pericarditis, including imaging guided...

Echocardiographic features of systemic illnesses - A case-based discussion
4 months ago

Core Curriculum Abdulrahman Alanazi MBBS Objectives: 1. Review clinical presentation of systemic diseases involving the heart. 2. Case based discussion of echocardiographic features of systemic illness. 3. Clinical and imaging approach to some systemic.

Transcatheter Management of TR - What you need to know.
4 months ago

Advanced Curriculum Speaker: Anas Merdad MBBS FRCPC Objectives: 1. Describe natural history and relevant anatomy of TR 2. Discuss echocardiographic evaluation of TR 3. Review current evidence for transcatheter interventions

A Practical Guide to Echocardiographic Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS) by 2D Speckle Tracking
4 months ago

Vesna Mihajlovic MD Objectives: 1. Understand the limitations of using LVEF as a marker of systolic function 2. Develop an understanding of how myocardial anatomy correlates to myocardial tissue deformation during contraction 3. Understand that strain..

Echocardiography in the pregnant patient
5 months ago

Speaker: Michael Ruiz MD Objectives: 1.Review the normal physiologic changes associated with pregnancy. 2.Review principles of echocardiography in the pregnant patient, including normal echocardiographic changes. 3.Review select pathology that may be...

Use of Echo in the Evaluation of Cardiac Sources of Embolism
5 months ago

Speaker: Ashwin Padiyath MD Objectives: 1. Review the cardiac causes of embolism 2. Develop an echocardiographic approach to assessing patients suspected to have a cardiac cause of embolism 3. Discuss the current guideline recommendations and limitations

Holes in the Heart: VSD/VSR Edition
6 months ago

Speaker: Nicolas Santi MD Objectives: 1. Review epidemiology and anatomy of Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) 2. Review echocardiographic assessment of VSD. 3. Review management considerations of VSD. 4. Similar objectives with a focus on Ventricular..

Role of Echo in Rheumatic Heart Disease
6 months ago

Flora Huang MD Objectives: 1. Review the morphologic and functional changes associated with rheumatic heart disease 2. Discuss the role of echocardiography in the evaluation and management of rheumatic heart disease 3. Briefly discuss the implication of.

A practical approach to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)
6 months ago

Howard Leong-Poi MD Objectives: 1. Discuss evaluation of LV systolic function and LV ejection fraction (LVEF) 2. Learn how to measure LVEF by Simpson’s biplane. 3. Recognize pitfalls and issues in LVEF determination. 4. Learn how to use echo contrast...

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken-Heart Syndrome)
7 months ago

David Dorian MD Objectives: 1. Review the epidemiology and pathogenesis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy 2. Discuss the clinical presentation and echo evaluation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy 3. Outline the prognosis and management of takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Technology Showcase: Introduction to Ventripoint's VMS+ for Cardiac Metrics
7 months ago

Alvira Macanovic, PhD Vice-President, Ventripoint Objectives: 1. Explain how the technology works. 2. Show the integration of the system into a typical echo workflow. 3. Clinical applications for the technology.