Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, course participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the imaging principles of fetal ultrasound to detect cardiovascular disease in the fetus
  • Diagnose and characterize a variety of forms of congenital heart disease using fetal ultrasound
  • Discuss the value of early trimester fetal imaging, 3D and 4D imaging, the role of the three-vessel tracheal view in prenatal imaging
  • Evaluate anomalies of the fetal venous system and porto-systemic shunts 
  • Review the key imaging and management principles for prenatal conditions including septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, heterotaxy syndrome, fetal tachyarrhythmias and maternal autoimmune induced disease
  • Evaluate prenatal conditions impacting the cardiovascular system such as extracardiac malformations and twin-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Discuss the challenges in prenatal screening and management of cardiovascular malformations in developing countries
  • Review the concepts of parental mental health when carrying a fetus with heart disease
  • Report on the latest innovations in fetal care and therapy including artificial intelligence in ultrasound, fetal cardiovascular MRI, catheter-based interventions, fetal surgery, and the role of the placenta
  • Review concepts of timing for delivery and optimal delivery room management 
  • Manage an unstable circulation in a premature infant
  • Discuss the impact of newborn lung disease and pulmonary hypertension
  • Apply concepts of pediatric echocardiography in managing newborn heart disease
  • Review principles of care and treatment, medical and surgical, for newborn cardiovascular conditions including heart failure and various forms of congenital heart disease
  • Discuss the unique models and systems of perinatal and newborn care specific to managing cardiovascular conditions in the Middle East