Supplement your learning for the ISUOG 'Cardiac advanced online series' with the following learning resources.
Livestream the Online Cardiac Series starting from 12 September featuring the likes of Prof. Julene Carvalho, Dr Simon Meagher, Prof. Dario Paladini and Dr Balu Vaidyanathan. Gain in-depth analysis of the anatomy, the three major conotruncal anomalies, and management of fetal semilunar valve stenosis.
- Understand the key anatomical landmarks in the routine assessment of normal and abnormal semilunar valves
- Understand the natural history of pre-natal, post-natal aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis
- Understand the technical specifications which facilitate imaging of the semilunar valves in both healthy and disease states
- Understand how to maximise colour Doppler technologies including colour Doppler, power Doppler, and radiant flow when assessing flow patterns across the semilunar valves
- Addressing the basic and advanced approaches to sonographic diagnosis of mild, moderate and severe aortic/pulmonary valve stenosis
- Provide an outline of the value of 4D/STIC evaluation, where appropriate, of the normal and abnormal semilunar valves
- Understanding of the classification of conotruncal cardiac anomalies
- How to distinguish between tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), double outlet right ventricle (sub-aortic VSD ) and common arterial trunk
- Understand the value of the ISUOG mid-trimester cardiac guidelines in screening for conotruncal anomalies
- Address the basic and advanced approaches to sonographic diagnosis of TOF with mild, moderate and severe pulmonary stenosis/atresia
- Understand the current classification of double outlet right ventricle and common arterial trunk
- Understand the antenatal investigation, surveillance and post-natal management pathways for the common conotruncal anomalies
- Understand the spectrum of transposition of the great arteries
- Understand the value of the ISUOG mid-trimester cardiac guidelines in screening for transposition and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cCTGA)
- Gain an understanding of the sonographic clues that allow one to distinguish between simple and complex TGA
- Understand the management options and clues that provide sonographic prognostication of outcomes in fetuses with transposition of the great arteries
- Provide an outline of the value of 4D/STIC evaluation in the diagnosis and prognostication of fetuses with transposition of the great arteries
- Understand the key issues that need addressing when counselling patients following the antenatal diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries
Explore the topic before you attend our course:
In order to make the most of this learning experience and help you achieve your learning objectives, we have prepared a path to guide you from the essentials to our course’s topics through ISUOG resources. The material below, will take you from the most basics to a more comprehensive view of Malformation of the fetal Semilunar Valves, some open to everyone and some available only to ISUOG members –some may even grant you CME points.
Some of these activities are exclusively available to our members. Become a member today.
- Sonographic screening examination of the fetal heart UOG Volume 41, Issue 3,Date: March 2013, Pages: 348–359
ISUOG Consensus Statement: What constitutes a fetal echocardiogram? UOG: Volume 32, Issue 2, Date: August 2008, Pages: 239-242
Watch Basic Training lectures to gain foundational knowledge.
Supplement your learning with specially chosen articles from UOG.
Frontal lobe growth is impaired in fetuses with congenital heart disease (D. Paladini, A. Finarelli, G. Donarini, S. Parodi, V. Lombardo, G. Tuo, R. Birnbaum. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. First published: 23 June 2020)
- Diagnosis of major heart defects by routine first‐trimester ultrasound examination: association with increased nuchal translucency, tricuspid regurgitation and abnormal flow in ductus venosus (G. P. Minnella, F. M. Crupano, A. Syngelaki, V. Zidere, R. Akolekar, K. H. Nicolaides. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. First published: 25 December 2019)
- Cardiac hemodynamics in fetuses with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum from diagnosis to end of pregnancy: a longitudinal follow‐up (M. Lachaud, A. Dionne, M. Brassard, M. A. Charron, A. Birca, M. Dehaes, M.J. Raboisson. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. First published: 11 November 2019)
View lectures on similar subjects:
Counselling in CHD: more than just a heart problem? (D Paladini 2016)
Fetal echocardiography: from the buttons to the image (R Chaoui 2009)
At the same time, this course is the perfect opportunity for you to dive in our rich material and discover or re-discover more advanced approaches to the topic, research updates or related educational material of a more advanced level.
Detection of fetal cardiac anomalies: cost‐effectiveness of increased number of cardiac views (G. S. Ba, B. L. Shaffer, E. Madriago, A. Allen, B. Kelly, A. B. Caughey, L. Pereira. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. First published: 16 January 2020)
Why are congenital heart defects being missed? (A. E. L. van Nisselrooij, A. K. K. Teunissen, S. A. Clur, L. Rozendaal, E. Pajkrt, I. H. Linskens, L. Rammeloo, J. M. M. van Lith, N. A. Blom, M. C. Haak. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. First published: 27 May 2019)
4D echocardiography: interesting new cases (G DeVore 2018)
Pearls in cardiac imaging (A Abuhamad 2014)
Check out our course chairs and speakers:
ISUOG courses are led by our members, leading experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. See here lectures given by some of the course’s speakers at our annual Congresses, International Symposia, or other ISUOG courses:
Dr Paul Brooks is a Paediatric & Fetal Cardiologist who works in both the Division of Women’s and Children’s at Western Health and private tertiary ultrasound practices in Melbourne, Australia. Paul is involved in training Obstetricians and Sonographers through approximately 700 fetal echo studies each year. Paul was trained in both Melbourne and Edmonton, Canada and was previously Head of Echocardiography & Fetal Cardiology at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, prior to returning home. Paul has spoken at local and International meetings and enjoys developing a supportive relationship with his patients and families, many of whom are met and followed from prior to birth.
Fetal Heart Special Interest Group (Chair)
Professor Carvalho is a paediatric cardiologist who specialises in imaging and managing abnormalities of the fetal heart during pregnancy. She works in London, at the Royal Brompton and St George’s NHS Foundation Trusts and is Professor of Practice at St George’s University of London.
Professor Carvalho graduated with Honours in Brazil (MB BS) and initiated her Cardiology training in São Paulo. She obtained her PhD and completed her specialist training in paediatric cardiology in London. Since 1999, she has focused her interest in imaging the fetal heart throughout pregnancy and managing high-risk pregnancies (fetal cardiology). She is Head of ‘Brompton Centre for Fetal Cardiology’ at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Lead Fetal Cardiologist at St George’s Hospital and Professor of Practice at St George’s University of London.
She is Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Fellow of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), and Chairperson of ISUOG Fetal Heart Special Interest Group. She was ISUOG Board Member and Trustee (2009-2016), Editor for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011-2014) and Council Member of the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA, 2016-2019).
She is known internationally for her clinical, educational and research interests in Fetal Cardiology and lectures regularly at national and international conferences.
Field: Obstetrics/Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology
Specialties: Fetal heart
Languages: English; Portuguese
Dr Simon Meagher is consultant sonologist at the Perinatal department, Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne. He also serves as Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women where he oversees a team of 50 sonologists, sonographers, genetic counsellors, phlebotomists and administrative staff in delivering a tertiary level ultrasound service across south east Melbourne. Dr Meagher has dedicated 30 years of his term as Medical Director, teaching and lecturing in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound both locally and overseas. He has delivered over 800 lectures, across 17 countries, and 43 cities worldwide. In 2015, he was awarded ‘Sonologist of The Year’ by the Australian society of Ultrasound in medicine (ASUM) in recognition of his teaching skills and his commitment to hands on training within the hospital setting at the Mercy Hospital for Women and for his commitment and contributions to ASUM.
His interest in clinical research has focussed on early pregnancy screening and diagnosis he has published over 100 articles in peer review journals, including 15 articles in the last 3 years focusing on first trimester pregnancy screening and diagnosis. Dr Meagher has described five original sonographic fetal markers during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. He is now focusing his interest on aneuploidy and embryo development from seven to 10 weeks as we approach the dawn of a new era of genetic screening via free fetal DNA analysis.
Dr Meagher has taken on multiple leadership positions - early in his career as the Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee at ASUM, examiner and executive board member for the ASUM Diploma of diagnostic ultrasound and later as council member of ASUM. Thereafter he served as Chairman of the Victoria Obstetric Sonologists group and on several ISUOG Sub-Committees at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound.
Field: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Specialties: Prenatal Diagnosis. First and Second Trimester Fetal anomaly screening. Aneuploidy screening and diagnosis. NIPT and prenatal Exome sequencing. Maternal and Fetal Doppler Ultrasound. Invasive Prenatal Procedures. Ultrasound and Infertility. Tubal Patency Testing.
Stuart Campbell Award Committee Chair, Honours Committee Member