Introduction by the moderator
Luigi Natale, Rome / IT
Cardiac imaging as decision maker in coronary artery disease
Maja Hrabak Paar, Zagreb / HR
1. To understand the importance of myocardial assessment for treatment decision making in coronary artery disease.
2. To become familiar with imaging techniques to assess ischaemic myocardial disease.
3. To learn about imaging derived biomarkers to predict the outcome of coronary revascularisation and to assess prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease.
Cardiac imaging as inevitable prerequisite to indicate minimal-invasive valvular repair
Ricardo P.J. Budde, Rotterdam / NL
1. To become familiar with minimal-invasive treatment options for valvular heart disease.
2. To learn about the information required to indicate and plan minimal-invasive valvular repair.
3. To understand the importance of cardiac imaging to identify the best time and the best technique for valvular repair.
Cardiac MRI to explore the grey zones of the athletes' hearts
Alexandros Kallifatidis, Thessaloniki / GR
1. To understand the important difference between well-trained and hypertrophic myocardium.
2. To learn about the imaging techniques to differentiate between athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
3. To become familiar with imaging derived biomarkers to predict prognosis and to indicate treatment of patients with myocardial hypertrophy.
Live Q&A: Not without radiology! Could there be any treatment of ischemic or structural heart disease without advanced cardiac imaging anymore? And what does this mean for radiology service?
Deptartment of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University Hospital Center Zagreb
Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC
Cardiovascular Imaging Unit, Department of Radiology, St.Luke's Hospital