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Professor James D Thomas

Northwestern University, Chicago (United States of America)

James D. Thomas, MD, FACC, FASE, FESC, is Professor and Director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease at Northwestern University in Chicago. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Dr. Thomas attended Harvard College (graduating summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics) and Harvard Medical School before training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Vermont. He has over 650 peer reviewed publications with an h-index of 137 and is past-president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), currently co-chairing a committee to standardize strain echocardiography. Dr. Thomas also serves as lead scientist for ultrasound with NASA, focusing on the effects of space on cardiovascular function. Other research interests include cardiac mechanics, application of new echocardiography technology, and integration of engineering principles into clinical decision-making. When not reading echoes, Dr. Thomas enjoys cooking, skiing, scuba diving, and the occasional bungee jump.

Differential diagnosis and prognostic implications in cardiomyopathies by strain imaging

Event: EuroEcho 2021

Topic: Myocardial Disease

Session type: Abstract Sessions

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Echocardiographic monitoring in mechanical ventricular support

Event: EuroEcho 2019

Topic: Echocardiography, Other

Session type: New ESC Guidelines

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Speckle Tracking and strain, where is it useful?

Event: EuroEcho 2019

Topic: Contrast Echocardiography

Session type: Teaching Course

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The right heart in echocardiography

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: IMAGING

Session type: Focus with the Experts

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What can strain add to ejection fraction?

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2018

Topic: Tissue Doppler, Speckle Tracking and Strain Imaging

Session type: Teaching Course

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Cardiac imaging essentials: review, update, and State of the Art in 2018

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Cross-Modality and Multi-Modality Imaging Topics

Session type: Symposium

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Tea for two in the operating theater

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

Topic: Heart valves

Session type: Debate Session

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Clinical use of 2D Speckle Tracking - Hopes and Facts

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2017

Topic: General principles of imaging

Session type: Symposium

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Safety of cardiac imaging: danger zone

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Debate Session

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