WHC Fetal Cardiac Ultrasound Webinar 2020, 27 August, 19:00 CET

State of the heART – A practical approach to fetal cardiac diagnosis

Background information: This unique event brings together fetal cardiac experts from all across Europe. They will address the challenges you face during your examination of the fetal heart. This webinar will increase your confidence while performing your daily routine ultrasound.
Learn from Dr. Monique Haak, Prof. John Simpson and Dr. Jader Cruz how they detect anomalies of the fetal heart from 1st to 3rd trimester.
Get practical tips and avoid traps by the examples demonstrated to increase your diagnostic confidence.
Use this opportunity and participate in the Live Q&A session lead by Julene Carvalho to get the answers you need.

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Moderator: Prof. Julene Carvalho, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Prof. Julene Carvalho is a well respected fetal and pediatric cardiologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of ultrasound. She works closely with obstetricians and obstetric ultrasonographers to improve recognition of congenital heart disease and puts a lot of effort into education and training.

One of her special interests is the fetal heart using ultrasound in high-risk pregnancies at 13 to 14 weeks.

Speaker: Dr. Monique Haak, LUMC Leiden University Hospital, the Netherlands

Title: The fetal heart : Tips and Traps – Part 1

Abstract: The reasons why cardiac lesions are overlooked during anomaly is discussed with visual examples. Lesions which cause diagnostic difficulty, particularly those of the outflow tracts will be presented with tips on optimal imaging. Recently, attention has focused on integration of the 3 vessel + trachea view into practice. Examples of normal and abnormal appearances will be presented linked to their clinical relevance.

Speaker: Prof. John Simpson, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom

Title: The fetal heart: Tips and Traps – Part 2

Abstract: Examples of abnormal appearances of the 3 vessel and trachea view will be presented along with their clinical relevance. Some lesions such as pulmonary venous abnormalities or subtle abnormalities of the four chamber view may also be challenging to diagnose. Examples of such lesions will be demonstrated with expert guidance to aid their detection.

Speaker: Dr. Jader Cruz, MAC Lisbon, Portugal

Title: First trimester cardiac assessment: How far can we see?

Abstract: First trimester ultrasound plays an important role and Jader Cruz will show what you can already see in the fetal heart, what you should see and what you might have never seen before that early.