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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 (the green color dates still have availability)
We recommend that you often view the calendar with the availability because these may change.

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.
For credit card payments, if the choice does not appear immediately, you have to click on: “Create an Account”
If the course on the chosen date is complete (date in red), the registration is automatically recorded in the wish list and will become effective only in case of a vacant position. Registration in the wish list does not imply the payment of the registration fee.

The change from the wish list to the effective registration will be notified by email within 10 days. If the registration in the wish list doesn’t become effective, you will be contacted to choose an available date.
The registration is therefore confirmed only for the actual places and not for those on the wish list.

By registering you accept the processing of your personal data for the sole purpose of enrollment in the course. Privacy policy

For any problems during the payment and registration process, contact echo3D@cardiocentro.org

by Farimah Aminian on Cardiocentro Ticino

The course was excellent.Many thanks for intelligence A-Z corporation.I appreciate professor Faletra and his colleages

by Francesca Sani on Cardiocentro Ticino

La mia esperienza al Cardiocentro con il Dott.Faletra è stata davvero entusiasmante, piena di nuove acquisizioni e ricca di motivazioni, un enorme crescita professionale. Ringrazio il Dott.Faletra per la possibilità che mi ha dato.

by Ghormallah Al Zahrani on Cardiocentro Ticino

Excellent course , theoretical and practical. The only missing part is to have a session as an observer during TEE guided interventional procedure to be familiar with image acquisition and image cropping on the machine

If you have already attended the course leave us your feedback please. Thank you

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

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T. +41 91 805 38 80



Dr. Francesco Faletra
Senior Cardiology

Cardiac imaging