Create your own segmented CT (B. Rebel)
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a scaled model of that patient with that
complex congenital heart defect? It would certainly facilitate better
understanding of the anatomy and improve surgical planning.
Creating such a model might look like a complex job. Software is
expensive and data processing requires a lot of practice. But does
it need to be so complex? Open source software from reliable
engineers is readily available on the internet. Printers are not so
expensive anymore. In this workshop you can, hands on, learn to
create a 3D model of a complex congenital patient. You can use
this knowledge to set up your own 3D program. Just come and see
what is possible with minimal resources and a little effort.
Resynchronise a heart (T. Szili-Török)
Cardiac resynchronization is a routine technique for adult device specialists. It improves survival in heart failure patients. In pediatrics resynchronizing the heart has special aspects including the smaller size and the less obvious ECG endpoints. Maneuvering in the dilated chambers in an originally small hearts can be especially challenging. Get updated on etiology, patient selection and indications. Come and learn from the experts and try tips and tricks in simulations settings.
Virtual Heart Failure Treatment (B. Bartelds)
The heart is a pump, it generates pressure to propel blood. This concept is clear and simple, yet how to support the failing heart to maintain cardiac output can be a challenge. What is the right cocktail for a particular situation? In pediatric heart failure and congenital heart disease, different morphologies and different ventricular vascular connections can potentially affect the use of circulatory support. In this workshop, you will practice and use simulation-based examples of heart failure in congenital heart disease and test the potential effects of therapeutic interventions on hemodynamics.
Anatomical considerations(M. Jungbloed - R. Bokenkamp)
Dr. Jungbloed is looking forward to share more information about this workshop, come back soon.