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With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Cardio Center can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.


Managed by a no-profit foundation integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia

3D transesophageal echocardiography course

3D transesophageal echocardiography course

Since its foundation, the Cardiology Service of Cardiocentro Ticino has been proactively committed to postgraduate medical education. Acknowledged by the Swiss Institute of Medical Education (ISFM – Istituto Svizzero per la Formazione medica) / FMH as a B1-level institute, Cardiocentro Ticino offers candidates a 2-year specialist training in cardiology, through a structured educational course acknowledged by the FMH’s competent medical organisations, where clinical practice goes hand in hand with fundamental theoretical concepts.
The Cardiology Service trains from 4 to 6 cardiology assistants every year.

Dr. med. Francesco Faletras
Dr. med. Francesco Faletra
Head of Cardiac imaging

Course aim
The aim of the course is to introduce 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography skills to the cardiologists.

From Monday to Friday.

The course can take place only if there are at least
2 participants and a maximum of 4.

Course Fee
1600 CHF (around 1400 EUR). The fee includes meal vouchers (lunch at the Baricentro cafeteria) for the duration of the course.

09.00 – 12.30 : Echocardiography exams according to the laboratory requirements (ECO 2D e 3D transthoracic, ECO 2D e 3D transesophageal, Eco stress, Eco with perfusion, etc.). The participants will evaluate offline with the tutor an echocardiography exam (measure, diagnognistic, evaluation, etc.).

14.00 – 16.00 : 3D Image post-processing on the Work Station of 3D exams with a tutor supervisor, theoretical class and daily case discussion.

Course calendar
We recommend that you often view the calendar with the availability because these may change.

3D transesophageal echocardiography course

04/11/2019 – 08/11/2019


09/12/2019 – 13/12/2019

Language: EN

17/02/2020 – 21/02/2020

Language: IT

23/03/2020 – 27/03/2020

Language: EN

Registration for the course is confirmed after the payment of the registration fee through the PayPal® platform (with PayPal account or credit card), which can be accessed by clicking the button Registration.
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For any problems during the payment and registration process, contact echo3D@cardiocentro.org

by Alexandra Lazar on Cardiocentro Ticino

Since I first attended a lecture held by dr Faletra, I wanted to be present at one of his course on the topic of Echocardiography.

The course I participated in was a rewarding experience. Dr Faletra taught us in his own particular way, not only how to understand the 3D anatomy of the heart but also he shared with us the very new aspects of echocardiography, based on his vast experience in this field.

I definitely recommend his courses and Dr Faletra as well as a great mentor!

by Raluca Rancea on Cardiocentro Ticino

The course was great because it had all the theoretical 3D and anatomical information you need, but also the hands on cropping and offline reconstructions on real echo images. All the medical stuff was really nice and helpful, starting with dr. Faletra who himself taught us every course. The fact that there aren't many participants in this echo course (3-4 participants) gives you the opportunity to ask questions and have instructive discussions with the professor and the collegues. I highly reccomand this course!

by Francesco Becherini MD PhD on Cardiocentro Ticino

Avevo grandi aspettative da questo corso ma il Dott. Faletra è riuscito di gran lunga a superarle tutte. Corso veramente di altissimo livello con buona parte dedicata alle esercitazioni ed alle procedure interventistiche, di grande fruibilità nella pratica clinica. Per chiunque sia interessato all'imaging in Cardiologia si tratta di una full immersion di 5 giorni che non ha eguali. Un grazie "di cuore" per la bellissima esperienza.
Francesco Becherini MD PhD - Fondazione Toscana "G. Monasterio"/CNR - Area della Ricerca di San Cataldo PISA

by Oronzo Catalano on Cardiocentro Ticino

Corso di altissimo livello.
Ne sono pienamente soddisfatto.

by Anna Semyonova on Cardiocentro Ticino

Thank you for such a unique experience!

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Dr. Francesco Faletra
Senior Cardiology

Cardiac imaging