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Sunday,
July 13, 2003
Monday,
July 14, 2003
Tuesday,
July 15, 2003
Oral Presentations Oral Presentations Oral Presentations
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Monday, July 14, 2003

08:30-10:45   COLUMBIA A
  PL06   Plenary Session:
INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

Chairpersons: H. Sievert, Frankfurt, Germany
                     G.W. Vetrovec, Richmond VA, USA

 
08:30 CATHETER CLOSURE OF VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS (Invited Lecture)
H. Sievert, S. Ostermayer, Cardiovascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany
 
08:45 APPLICATION OF EXCIMER LASER ANGIOPLASTY IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (Invited Lecture)
O. Topaz, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
 
09:00 USE OF INTRACARDIAC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR GUIDING DEVICE CLOSURE OF INTERATRIAL COMMUNICATIONS (Invited Lecture)
S. Kar, T. Naqvi, M. Price, J. Aragon, R. Makkar, N. Eigler, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
09:15 DRUG ELUTING STENTS:  SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE APPLICATION OF RESTENOSIS (Invited Lecture)
G.W. Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
 
09:30 CATHETER BASED TREATMENT FOR HOCM: STUDIES ON MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN A UNIQUE CLINICAL INFARCT MODEL (Invited Lecture)
H. Kuhn, T. Lawrenz, F. Lieder, Bielefeld Klinikum, Bielefeld, Germany 
 
09:45 PERCUTANEOUS CLOSURE OF THE LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE TO PREVENT STROKE IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: SHORT- AND MID-TERM RESULTS
S. Ostermayer, T. Trepels, K. Billinger, T. Nakai, M. Lesh, H. Omran, A. Bartorelli, P. Della Bella, M. Reisman, W. Gray, C. DiMario, P. Block, P. Kramer, D. Williams, A. Poppas, A. Skanes, B. Meier, D. Scherer, H. Sievert, Cardiovascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany, USA, Italy, Canada, Switzerland
 
10:00 STENTS, DESIGN AND VESSEL WALL BIOLOGY: TWO DECADES OF PROGRESS (Invited Lecture)
R. Beyar,
A. Roguin, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
 
10:15 CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS BUT NOT INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS PREDICTS  ANGIOGRAPHIC CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
K.O. Akosah, S.I. Barnhart, A.M. Schaper, Gundersen Lutheran, La Crosse, WI, USA 
 
10:30 THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT ON THE SUCCESS OF PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS INTERVENTION (PCI) OF THE LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY IN PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH ACUTE ANTERIOR WALL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
A. Blum, M. Hoffman, R. Massachi, E. Shabtai, H. Miller, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel 
 
10:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
08:30-11:15   COLUMBIA B
 

 

PL07   Plenary Session:
CARDIOMYOPATHIES: PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT

Chairpersons: H.A. Alpert, St. Louis, MO, USA
                     B.I. Jugdutt, Alberta, Canada

 

 

08:30 ETIOPATHOGENIC DIFFERENTIATION AND IMMUNOMODULATORY TREATMENT IN INFLAMMATORY CARDIOMYOPATHY (Invited Lecture)
H.P. Schultheiss, M. Pauschinger, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
 
08:45 LACK OF CYTOKINE UP-REGULATION IN HEART FAILURE DUE TO ADRIAMYCIN (Invited Lecture)
P.K. Singal, H. Lou, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 
09:00 VENTRICULAR REMODELING POST-INFARCTION AND COLLAGEN (Invited Lecture)
B.I. Jugdutt, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 
09:15 VIRAL MYOCARDITIS AS A PREDICTOR OF DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY, POSSIBILITIES FOR THE PREVENTION OF DCM (Invited Lecture)
N. N. Kipshidze, Institute of Therapy, Tbilisi, Georgia
 
09:30 MYOCARDIAL FLOW-METABOLISM ABNORMALITIES IN DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY: CAUSE OR EFFECT OF VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION? (Invited Lecture)
D. Neglia, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
 
09:45 ARRHYMOGENIC RIGHT VENTRICULAR DYSPLASIA/ CARDIOMYOPATHY - DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (Invited Lecture)
C.Y. Lui, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
10:00 CHAGAS DISEASE: WHAT ALL PHYSICIANS NEED TO KNOW (Invited Lecture)
A. Rassi Jnr., Anis Rassi Hospital, Goiania, Brazil
 
10:15 ANGIOTENSIN AND THE LEFT VENTRICLE (Invited Lecture)
P.R. Liebson, Rush  Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
 
10:30 PERICARDIAL INVOLVEMENT IN END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Alpert, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA
 
10:45 PSYCHOSOCIAL AND HORMONAL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROGRESSION OF HEART FAILURE IN FEMALES (Invited Lecture)
V. Regitz-Zagrosek, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
 
11:00 LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP ON THE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY OF PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED FOR HEART FAILURE WITH A NORMAL EJECTION FRACTION (Invited Lecture)
M. Klapholz, N. Varshneya, E. Hernandez, R. Voleti, S. Bhargava, Z. Tai, R. Gupta,
K. Sehhat, J. Burcham, T. LeJemtel, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
 
11:15 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
11:15-13:45   COLUMBIA A
  PL08   Plenary Session:
SURGICAL ASPECTS / VALVULAR HEART DISEASE / PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Chairpersons: J.S. Borer, New York, NY, USA
                     J.A. Elefteriades, New Haven, CT, USA

 
11:15 ETIOLOGY OF VALVULAR HEART DISEASE IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Invited Lecture)
H. Boudoulas, Foundation of Biomedical Research, Academy of Athens, Greece
 
11:30 CONFIRMATION OF CONTRACTILITY AS A PROGNOSTIC INDEX IN AR AND THE CELLULAR/MOLECULAR BASIS OF THE DEFICIT (Invited Lecture)
J.S. Borer, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y., USA
 
11:45 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NORMAL AND ANEURYSMAL ASCENDING AORTA (Invited Lecture)
J.A. Elefteriades, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
 
12:00 ROBOTIC MITRAL VALVE REPAIR: IMPROVED RESULTS AND PATIENT SATISFACTION (Invited Lecture)
M.S. Slaughter, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL, USA
 
12:15 MITRAL AND TRICUSPIDE RECONSTRUCTION IN THE PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
N.D. Radovanovic, B.B. Mihajlovic, University Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sremska Kamenica, Vojvodina, Serbia & Montenegro 
 
12:30 FETAL INTERVENTION TO PREVENT HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME (Invited Lecture)
S.D. Colan, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
 
12:45 MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH CARDIAC DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
B.W. Duncan, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH, USA
 
13:00 THE TRAINING OF PEDIATRIC CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE PHYSICIANS (Invited Lecture)
G.L. Rosenthal, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
 
13:15 INFLUENCE OF VALVE ORIFICE VARIABILITY DURING EJECTION ON HEMODYNAMICS OF AORTIC STENOSIS: A COMPUTER NUMERICAL SIMULATION STUDY
S. Schouvey,
K. Isaaz, University of St. Etienne, St. Etienne, France
 
13:30 FIRST-LINE THERAPY FOR PLATYPNEA-ORTHODEOXIA SYNDROME WITH PERCUTANEOUS CATHETER-BASED PLACEMENT OF AMPLATZER SEPTAL CLOSURE DEVICES
D.R. Talreja, G.S. Reeder, D.J. Hagler, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 
13:45 LUNCH BREAK  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
11:15-14:00   COLUMBIA B
  PL09   Plenary Session:
NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PATHOGENESIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Chairpersons: S. Dalla-Volta, Padova, Italy
                     H. Kruth, Bethesda, MD, USA

 
11:15 WHAT IS AN OPTIMAL DIET? (Invited Lecture)
D. Ornish, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; UCSF, CA, USA
 
11:30 PATHOGEN BURDEN, THE PRIME CULPRIT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
J. Ge, C. Shen, C. Liang, Y. Niu, J. Qian, K. Wang, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
 
11:45 HOW MACROPHAGES GET FAT (Invited Lecture)
H.S. Kruth, W. Huang, I. Ishii, W.Y. Zhang, NHLBI, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
 
12:00 ANTIOXIDANTS AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
J-C. Tardif, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
 
12:15 ANGIOGENESIS CLINICAL TRIALS (Invited Lecture)
T.A. Sanborn, I.S. Syed, T.K. Rosengart, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
 
12:30 SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATION ON CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
C. Pitsavos, University of Athens, Chalandri Athens, Greece
 
12:45 THE CRP LEVELS ARE HIGHER IN PATIENTS WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION OF ISCHEMIC ORIGIN THAT IN THOSE OF NON ISCHEMIC (Invited Lecture)
S. Dalla-Volta
, D. Anzulovic-Miroševic, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
 
13:00 IMPACT OF GUM INFECTION ON HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
S. Amar, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
 
13:15 ATHEROSCLEROTIC REGRESSION- A MYTH OR REALITY (Invited Lecture)
A. Kumar, Govt Medical College/G.N.D. Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India
 
13:30 CLIMATOLOGICAL VARIATIONS AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY (Invited Lecture)
D.B. Panagiotakos,
School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
 
13:45

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF CORONARY CT (Invited Lecture)
M. Motro, J. Shemesh, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 
14:00 LUNCH BREAK  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
14:00-16:45   COLUMBIA A
  PL10   Plenary Session:
GENETIC STUDIES, VASCULAR BIOLOGY, ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION

Chairpersons: H.N. Sabbah, Detroit, MI, USA
                     L.E. Wagoner, Cincinnati, OH, USA

 
14:00 PREVENTING PROGRESSIVE LEFT VENTRICULAR DILATION IS INTEGRAL TO NORMALIZATION OF GENE EXPRESSION IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
H.N. Sabbah, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
 
14:15 GENETIC MECHANISMS OF HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
J.A. Towbin, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
 
14:30 CHIP-PING AWAY AT HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
C-C. Liew, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
 
14:45 ASSOCIATION OF SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS IN THE OXIDIZED LDL-RECEPTOR 1 (OLR1) GENE IN PATIENTS WITH MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
J.L. Mehta, R. Mango, F. Clementi, P. Borgiani, G. Forleo, M. Federici, R. Lauro, L. Garza-Arreola; I. Fahdi, F. Romeo, G. Novelli; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
 
15:00 CHRONIC INHIBITION OF NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE INDUCES HYPERTENSION AND CARDIOMYOCYTE MITOCHONDRIAL AND MYOCARDIALCOLLAGEN REMODELING IN THE ABSENCE OF HYPERTROPHY (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Rossi, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao, Brazil
 
15:15 ENDOTHELIAL PROTECTION BY NITRIC OXIDE AND ASPIRIN: INVOLVEMENT OF HEME OXYGENASE-1 AND FERRITIN (Invited Lecture)
N. Grosser, H. Schroeder, Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale), Germany
 
15:30 ERYTHROPOIETIN AND VASCULAR "PATHWAYS OF PROTECTION" WITH AKT, APAF-1, AND CYTOCHROME C (Invited Lecture)
K. Maiese, Z.Z. Chong, J-Q Kang, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA 
 
15:45 GENETIC ALTERATION IN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE RECEPTOR - A CAUSES HYPERTENSION AND CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
K.N. Pandey, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
 
16:00 SYNERGISTIC POLYMORPHISMS OF ß1 - AND α2C -ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS AND THE RISK OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
L.E. Wagoner, K.M. Small, A.M. Levin, S.L.R. Kardia, S.B. Liggett, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
 
16:15 IMAGING OF VASCULAR GENE THERAPY (Invited Lecture)
X. Yang, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 
16:30 DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION IN THE FAILING AND RESCUED HEART (Invited Lecture)
B.C. Blaxall, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
 
16:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
14:00-16:15   COLUMBIA B
  PL11   Plenary Session:
HEART FAILURE: DRUG THERAPY AND OTHER CLINICAL ASPECTS

Chairpersons: A.J. Burger, Boston, MA, USA
                     K. Chatterjee, San Francisco, CA, USA

 
14:00 SYSTEMIC AND CORONARY HEMODYNAMIC EFFECTS OF B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE NESIRITIDE (Invited Lecture)
K. Chatterjee, C. Zellner, A. Michaels, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
14:15 DIFFERENTIAL SECRETION PATTERNS OF NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES IN A HEART FAILURE POPULATION AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH CARDIAC FUNCTION (Invited Lecture)
G. Boerrigter, D.M. Heublein, S.C. Madden Vadnais, L.C. Costello, A. Cataliotti,
S.M. Sandberg, M.G. St John Sutton, M.R.S. Hill, J.C. Burnett Jr., Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
 
14:30 BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF NESIRITIDE (HUMAN B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE) ON HEART RATE VARIABILITY IN DECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
A.J. Burger, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
 
14:45 ENDOTHELIN ANTAGONISTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NEW PRECLINICAL AND CLINICAL DATA (Invited Lecture)
R.R. Wenzel, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
 
15:00 IMPLANTABLE PHYSIOLOGIC OPTIMIZED DOSIMETER FOR TREATING ADVANCED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
S. Kar, D. MacClean, J .Aragon, R. Makkar, F. Litvack, J. Whiting, N. Eigler, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
 
15:15 SILDENAFIL, A PHOSPHODIESTERASE TYPE 5 INHIBITOR, IN THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION (Invited Lecture)
E.D. Michelakis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
 
15:30 STAPHYLOCOCCAL LIPOTEICHOIC ACID DEPRESSES CARDIAC CONTRACTILITY IN A CD14-DEPENDENT MANNER
U. Grandel, M. Hopf,
M. Buerke, T. Hartung, S.  Morath, W. Seeger, F. Grimminger, U. Sibelius, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
 
15:45 ABRUPT CORONARY NO-FLOW PHENOMENON IN HYPERTROPHIC OBSTRUCTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY: NO SPECIFIC ADVERSE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL INJECTION IN ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION
F.C. Lieder, T. Lawrenz, L. Obergassel, B. Gockel, C. Strunk-Mueller, G. Beer,
H. Kuhn, Klinikum Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
 
16:00 SERUM HYALURONIC ACID IS ELEVATED IN PATIENTS WITH DECOMPENSATED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
D.J. Cantillon, L.C. Clavijo, J. Chen,
L. Zhang, S. Siddique, M.D. Greenberg, C. Tracy,  Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. USA
 
16:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
16:45-19:45   COLUMBIA A
  S54   Session:
VASCULAR BIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH

Chairpersons: E.G. Kranias, Cincinnati, OH, USA
                     M.A. Rossi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 
16:45 THE P2Y2 NUCLEOTIDE RECEPTOR MEDIATES UTP-INDUCED VASCULAR CELL ADHESION MOLECULE-1 EXPRESSION IN CORONARY ARTERY ENDOTHELIAL CELLS
C.I. Seye, N. Yu, F. Gonzalez, G. Weisman, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA, Puerto Rico
 
17:00 SERP-1, A VIRAL SERPIN WITH ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY ALTERS GENE EXPRESSION PROFILES IN HUMAN MONOCYTES
B. Togonu-Bickersteth, K. Viswanathan, L. Liu, D. Marentette, P. Vatsya, B. Nadeau,
A. Lucas, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, China
 
17:15 TELOMERASE ACTIVATION IN CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
S-C. Liu, M-Z Wu, D-C. Wu, F-J. Yu, S-S. Wang, J-J. Hwang, W-J. Chen, F-T. Chiang, M-F. Yu, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
 
17:30 REGULATION OF HYPOXIA-INDUCIBLE FACTOR 1A BY CYCLICAL MECHANICAL STRETCH IN RAT VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS
K-G. Shyu, B.W. Wang, H. Chang, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 
 
17:45 VASCULAR REMODELING DURING HEALING AFTER REPERFUSED MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
B.I. Jugdutt, H. Idikio, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
 
18:00 INDUCTION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES-2 AND -14 BY CYCLICAL MECHANICAL STRETCH IS MEDIATED BY TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA IN CULTURED HUMAN UMBILICAL VEIN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS
B-W. Wang, K.G. Shyu, H. Chang, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan 
 
18:15 SIGNIFICANCE OF CHYMASE-DEPENDENT ANGIOTENSIN II-FORMING PATHWAY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VASCULAR PROLIFERATION
M. Miyazaki, S. Takai, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki City, Osaka, Japan
 
18:30 CHYMASE INHIBITOR SUPPRESSED INTIMAL HYPERPLASIA AFTER BALLOON INJURY
S. Takai, M. Miyazaki, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki City, Osaka, Japan 
 
18:45 NONSELECTIVE CATION CURRENTS REGULATE MEMBRANE POTENTIAL OF RABBIT CORONARY ARTERIAL CELL: MODULATION BY LYSOPHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE
T. Nakajima, K. Terasawa, H. Iida, K. Iwasawa, T. Morita, T. Toyo-oka, R. Nagai,
Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
 
19:00 OPTIMAL NUMBER OF TRANSDUCER ANGLES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK STRATIFICATION BY INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS
A. Crouch, H.F. Fritz, R.V. Jutzy, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA 
 
19:15 A MOUSE MODEL OF NEOINTIMAL HYPERPLASIA IN RESPONSE TO AORTIC BALLOON INJURY
L.A. Petrov, P. Hayry, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
 
19:30 LEUKOTRIENE-MEDIATED CARDIODEPRESSION BY E. COLI HEMOLYSIN IS MODULATED BY FREE FATTY ACID SUPPLY
U. Sibelius, R. Benkelmann, M. Buerke, L. Kiss, W. Seeger, F. Grimminger, U. Grandel, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
 
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
16:45-19:30   COLUMBIA B
  PL12   Plenary Session:
NEW APROACHES TO SURGICAL REVASCULARIZATION,SURGERY FOR LV DYSFUNCTION, CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

Chairpersons: D.M. Meyer, Dallas, TX, USA
                     P. Nataf
, St Denis, France

 
16:45 PURELY INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY CABG FOR COMPLETE MYOCARDIAL REVASCULARIZATION (Invited Lecture)
P. Nataf, N. Al Attar, R. Raffoul, F. Nappi, R. Ramadan, Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Saint Denis, France
 
17:00 FACILITATIVE TECHNIQUES TO ADVANCE THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
V.A. Subramanian, N.C. Patel, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA
 
17:15 SURGICAL TRIALS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
D.M. Meyer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
 
17:30 ASSESSMENT OF MYOCARDIAL VIABILITY IN HEART FAILURE: WHO SHOULD BE REVASCULARIZED? (Invited Lecture)
V. Dilsizian, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
17:45 MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN CARDIAC TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS (Invited Lecture)
G. Bhat, University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, USA
 
18:00 NEW AGENTS AND NEW STRATEGIES IN IMMUNOSUPRESSION AFTER HEART TRANSPLANTATION (Invited Lecture)
B. Meiser, M. Mueller, B. Reichart, Univ. of Munich, Grosshadern Medical Center, Munich, Germany
 
18:15
 
RECENT ADVANCES IN CARDIAC SURGERY (Invited Lecture)
M.K.C. Dullum, Washington Regional Cardiac Surgery PC, Washington DC, USA
 
18:30
 
EVOLVING TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR UNREVASCULARIZABLE ISCHEMIC CORONARY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
G.W. Barsness, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 
18:45

HEART TRANSPLANTATION WITH BICAVAL AND PULMONARY VENOUS ANASTOMOSES (Invited Lecture)
L.S.C. Czer, H. Soukiasian, C. Blanche, R.M. Kass, S. Raissi, W. Cheng, G. Fontana, M. De Robertis, M. Sandhu, A. Trento, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 
19:00
 

EXPRESSION OF APOPTOTIC MARKER P53 IN CARDIAC ALLOGRAFT  
P. Misra, B.K. McLaren, P.L.  Zhang, M.R. Fowler, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA 

 
19:15
 
SIROLIMUS (RAPAMYCIN) AS RESCUE THERAPY IN HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS WITH CALCINEURIN INDUCED RENAL DYSFUNCTION
A. Bohdjalian, A. Zuckermann, S. Roedler, M. Ehrlich, M. Grimm, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
 

 

 

 

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July 13, 2003
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July 15, 2003
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