07 Sep 20. ESC Congress 2020
Professor Marc Dweck & Dr Michelle Williams recently presented at the ESC Congress 2020.
From the 29th August – 1st September 2020, the ESC Congress 2020 went virtual, marking a record breaking event hosting 125,000 healthcare professionals from 211 countries.
The ESC Congress is an event for academics to present on all things cardiovascular medicine.
Professor Marc Dweck, Myocardial fibrosis in aortic stenosis
In particular, the lecture focused on how CMR scanning can detect scarring in the heart muscle as a sign that the heart is starting to fail in the face of the valve disease & that aortic valve replacement should be considered.
This hypothesis is currently being tested in the EVOLVED randomised controlled trial.
Dr Michelle Williams, Computed tomography scan for critically ill patients.
This talk was part of a session on advanced imaging for critical care patients which included talks on echocardiography, lung ultrasound, ECMO & LVADS.
Computed tomography can be safely performed in unwell patients if done as part of a multidisciplinary team, which often includes anaesthetic support.
It can provide invaluable information on the wide variety of pathologies which can be present in critically ill patients such as the presence of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, pulmonary oedema, aortic disease & post surgical complications.
In the era of COVID computed tomography coronary angiography can be particularly useful in ruling out coronary artery disease in patients with chest pain, reducing the need for invasive or other forms of imaging which may increase staff or patient exposures.
Similarly computed tomography can be used to reduced the need for trans-oesophageal echocardiography in patients with suspected endocarditis.
This talk highlighted the recent SCCT guidelines for the use of cardiac CT during the COVID19 pandemic & the ESC Guidance for Diagnosis & Management of CVD during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
- ESC Congress 2020
- ESC Congress Program Committe
- Professor Marc Dweck
- Dr Michelle Williams
- Centre for Cardiovascular Science
- Heart / cardiovascular
- Aortic stenosis
- Coronary artery disease
- What is a CT scan?
- What is an ultrasound scan?
- SCCT guidance for use of cardiac computed tomography amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology
- ESC Guidance for the Diagnosis & Management of CV Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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