5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Ultrasound Cardio Echo Demonstration

Saturday, December 2
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Valencia

Veterinarian Wet Lab
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With conference registration: $75
Wet lab only: $275

- Review of normal echo anatomy of cardiac chambers, valves and great vessels, Review of normal LV systolic function parameters. Also review of basic types of echo, differences between cardiac US and AUS, description of the standard transducer positions and views

- In a case based instruction will review the common echo findings for emergent cardiac conditions: left sided heart failure due to MV disease, DCM, HCM; Lung US - blines: cardiac tamponade and pericardial effusion, HW disease (right heart failure, caval syndrome), pulmonary hypertension, Pleural effusion - cardiac and non cardiac, heart base mass, right auricular mass, endocarditis.

- In live demo in a dog, will focus on tips to improve image acquisition and image optimization from the right parasternal position with and without an echo table. Subcostal and left-sided views will also be demonstrated.

Teresa C. DeFrancesco

Professor of Cardiology and Critical Care
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University

Dr. Terri DeFrancesco is a Professor in Cardiology and Critical Care with tenure at the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in Raleigh, NC. She is also the Assistant Department Head in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Focus Leader and Chief of Specialty Services for the NC State Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. DeFrancesco completed her DVM degree at Cornell University in 1991, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Virginia Tech and residencies in Cardiology and Emergency/Critical Care both at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. She is double-boarded in Cardiology and Emergency and Critical Care and has been on faculty at NC State since 1995. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching and clinical awards including two-time recipient of the Pfizer Norden Teaching award, four-time recipient of the Clinician of the year award, and the NCVMA NCSU Clinician of the year award.

Dr. Ds areas of interest include improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in dogs and cats, point of care ultrasound, cardiac emergency management including arrhythmias management, pacemaker and ventilator therapy.


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