This 2.5-day intensive lecture and lab course will cover diagnostics and their interpretation, review of specific diseases, pharmacology of cardiac drugs, and treatment of arrhythmias. Interactive case-based discussions will also occur. Lab sessions will include echo stations, resting ECG interpretation stations, an exercising ECG interpretation station, a 2D and M-mode measurement station, a Doppler interpretation station (including TDI) and a case-based station.

Topics covered include:

  • Review of degenerative valve disease, congenital heart disease, and myocardial disease
  • Echocardiographic techniques, including measurements (2D, M-mode and Doppler), Tissue Doppler Imaging and Speckle Tracking
  • Techniques for evaluation of the right heart and the critically ill patient
  • Arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment (Tachyarrhythmias and Bradyarrhythmias) at rest and during exercise
  • Approach to solving the puzzle of Congenital Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiac Pharmacology

Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Perform and interpret abnormal echocardiographic studies
  • Make M-Mode, 2D and Doppler measurements
  • Interpret resting and exercising arrhythmias and know when and what treatment is indicated
  • Understand the significance of abnormal echocardiographic findings (how performance, prospective purchase and insurance is impacted)

RACE Application Status:
This program will be submitted for 22.00 hours of live, seminar/lecture and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

Health and Safety Update: 
The ACVIM considers the health and safety of all those onsite at Advanced Equine Cardiology course our highest priority, including our attendees, sponsors and ACVIM staff. With your shared commitment and with the right processes in place, we are confident we can achieve a safe and viable return to in-person learning experiences.

The ACVIM pledges to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, as well as state and local health organizations regarding this pandemic. The ACVIM is also working with Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, as well as the host hotel to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Proof of vaccination will be required in order to attend the course.

As the event nears, more detailed information about safety protocols and any updates from the facility will be communicated with participants. Although we are optimistic that we will be able to host this course in person, all courses are subject to change and/or cancellation. The ACVIM will keep all registered attendees informed should any such change and/or cancellation need to occur. ​​