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

09:00 - 09:30   COLUMBIA B
  OC OPENING CEREMONY

Chairperson: J.S. Borer, New York, NY, USA

 
  GREETINGS
Asher Kimchi
, USA
Founder & Chairman
International Academy of Cardiology
3rd World Congress on Heart Disease

Jeffrey S. Borer, USA
Chairman, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Valvular Heart Disease
International Academy of Cardiology
3rd World Congress on Heart Disease

Naranjan S. Dhalla, Canada
Member, Scientific Executive Committee
International Academy of Cardiology
3rd World Congress on Heart Disease

John A. Elefteriades, USA
Member, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Cardiovascular Surgery
International Academy of Cardiology
3rd World Congress on Heart Disease
 

Herbert J. Geschwind, France
Member, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Bioethics
International Academy of Cardiology
3rd World Congress on Heart Disease

PRESENTATION OF 2003 AWARDS
Jeffrey S. Borer,
USA

 
09:30 - 10:15   COLUMBIA B
  OL OPENING LECTURE

Chairperson: J.S. Borer, New York, NY, USA

 
09:30 INTRODUCTION

J.S. Borer, USA

 
09:35

HEART FAILURE AND THE NEED FOR DEVICE THERAPY
W.T. Abraham, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

 
10:15 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
10:45-13:45   COLUMBIA A
  PL01    Plenary Session:
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, CELL TRANSPLANTATION,
ANGIOGENESIS

Chairpersons: P.M. Buttrick, Chicago, IL, USA
                     N.S. Dhalla, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 
10:45 UNRAVELING THE MYOCARDIAL INTERSTITIUM IN HEART FAILURE: MECHANISMS AND PROSPECTS FOR THERAPY (Invited Lecture)
F.G. Spinale, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
 
11:00 PROTEIN KINASE C AND THE PROGRESSION OF CARDIAC DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
P. Buttrick, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
 
11:15 UPREGULATION OF BETA-ADRENORECEPTOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN HEART FAILURE DUE TO VOLUME OVERLOAD (Invited Lecture)
N. Dhalla, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 
11:30 MODULATION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE EXPRESSION BY CYTOKINES IN ACUTE VIRAL MYOCARDITIS (Invited Lecture)
M. Pauschinger, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
 
11:45 SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM FUNCTION IN HEART FAILURE DUE TO VOLUME OVERLOAD (Invited Lecture)
T. Netticadan, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 
12:00 AUTOLOGY BONE MARROW: RESULTS OF CLINICAL STUDY (Invited Lecture)
R. Waksman, Washington Cardiology Center, Washington DC, USA
 
12:15 SAFETY AND FEASIBILITY OF AUTOLOGOUS MYOBLAST TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY: RESULTS FROM THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE (Invited Lecture)
N. Dib, Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA
 
12:30 INTRAVENOUS MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS ATTENUATE LEFT VENTRICULAR REMODELING IN A PORCINE MODEL OF REPERFUSED ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
MJ Price, M Franzten, S Kar, D McClean, S Guo, PK Shah, M Lill, J Forrester, BJ Martin, R. Makkar, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA USA
 
12:45 REAL-TIME MRI FOR THE DELIVERY AND SURVEILLANCE OF MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AFTER RECENT ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN SWINE (Invited Lecture)
R.J. Lederman, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
 
13:00 OPTIONS FOR NO-OPTION PATIENTS: COMPLEX INTERVENTIONS, ANGIOGENESIS/MYOGENESIS (Invited Lecture)
R.J. Laham, Angiogenesis Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
 
13:15 ATHEROSCLEROTIC LESION ALTERATIONS DUE TO THE TRANSGENIC OVEREXPRESSION OF HUMAN GELATINASE B (MMP-9) IN APOE KNOCKOUT MICE
V. Lemaitre, Y. Okada, J. D'Armiento, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, Japan
 
13:30 INHIBITION OF ACTIVATED MONOCYTES: POTENTIAL ROLE IN THE ANTI-THROMBOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF NCX-4016 (NO ASPIRIN)
P. Minuz, A.  Mencarelli, A.  Meneguzzi, A. Lechi, A. Morelli, P. Del Soldato, S. Fiorucci, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, France, USA
 
13:45 LUNCH BREAK  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
10:45-13:15   COLUMBIA B
 

 

PL02   Plenary Session:
ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES, ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY

Chairpersons: H.M. Hoffmeister, Solingen, Germany
                     J.P. Ornato, Richmond, VA, USA

 

 

10:45 USE OF AN 80-LEAD BODY MAP TO DETECT ACUTE ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
J.P. Ornato, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
 
11:00 ROLE OF P-SELECTIN ANTAGONISTS IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
J-F Tanguay, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
11:15 ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES: DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES AND THERAPEUTIC OPTIONS (Invited Lecture)
O. Abdel Aziz, Egyptian Society of Atherosclerosis, Cairo, Egypt
 
11:30 ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY FOR PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE: BLOCKING PLATELETS AND FIBRIN FORMATION (Invited Lecture)
J.H. Chesebro, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
11:45 MODERN DEVELOPMENTS OF THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
H.M. Hoffmeister, Stadtisches Klinikum Solingen, Germany
 
12:00 ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES & DUAL ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY IN 2003 (Invited Lecture)
J.G. Canto, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
 
12:15

SILENT INFARCTION AND ISCHEMIA: REVISITED IN 2003
S. Stern, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

 
12:30 APPROACH TO PATIENTS OF ACUTE NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION WITH EARLY CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT (Invited Lecture)
S-C. Lin, Lin Heart Clinic, Tainan, Taiwan
 
12:45 INFARCT-RELATED ARTERY OCCLUSION AND APOPTOSIS EARLY AND LATE AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
A. Abbate, G.G.L. Biondi-Zoccai, R. Bussani, D. Camilot, A.M. Leone, Q. Parisi,
L.M. Biasucci, F.  Silvestri, F. Baldi, A. Baldi, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
 
13:00 MAGNETOCARDIOGRAPHIC ALTERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH REGIONAL MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA AND REPERFUSION IN SWINE
D. Duncker, I. Chaikovsky, E. van Deel, R. van Bremen, M. Primin, M. de Waard, 
P. Hugenholtz, P. Verdouw, E. McFalls, SQUID International AG, Essen, Germany, The Netherlands
 
13:15 LUNCH BREAK  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
10:45 - 13:30   COLUMBIA C
  S51   Session:  
HYPERTROPHIC AND DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHIES

Chairpersons:   C-Y. Lui, Tucson AZ, USA
                       B.F. Uretsky, Galveston, TX, USA

 
10:45 AN AMBIVALENCE BETWEEN PREVENTED CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY AND CARDIAC RUPTURE AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN THE TARGETED DELETION OF ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 2 RECEPTOR
T. Senbonmatsu, S. Ichihara, O. Watanabe, T. Saito, E. Price, T. Inagami,
 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
 
11:00 NT-PROBNP LEVELS AMONG PATIENTS WITH B-THALASSAEMIA MAJOR
E. Papasteriadis, G.P. Pavlakis, K. Bouki, K. Kostopoulos, M.  Drosou, D. Vini, E. Konstantellou, General Hospital of Nikea, Pireaus, Greece
 
11:15 TRANSCRIPTIONAL ANALYSIS OF DOXORUBICIN CARDIOTOXICITY
X. Yi, R. Bekeredjian, R.V. Shohet, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
 
11:30 CHRONIC HEART FAILURE WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR SYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSTIC IMPORTANCE OF PLASMA SEMICARBAZIDE-SENSITIVE AMINE OXIDASE
L. Menezes Falcao, F. Pinto, F. Veiga, L. Ravara, P.A. van Zwieten, University Hospital Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal, The Netherlands
 
11:45 CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ASYMMETRIC SEPTAL HYPERTROPHY
V.A. Kutznetsov, I.P. Zyrianov, G.V. Kolunin, A.G. Osiev, A.N. Serenko, P.I.  Pavlov,
D.V. Krinochkin, V.V. Todosiychuk, S.I. Akimov, I.V. Chemezova, Institute of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, Tyumen, Russia
 
12:00 EFFECT OF TRIMETAZIDINE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
G.M.C. Rosano, C. Vitale, B. Sposato, M. Fini, S. Chierchia, San Raffaele Roma, Roma, Italy
 
12:15 INFLUENCE OF INTER- PAPILLARY DISTANCE ON MITRAL REGURGITATION IN NORMAL AND MYOPATHIC HEARTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR VENTRICULAR GEOMETRY RESTORATION
V. Vijay, B. Kolanuvada, V. Jorapur, A. Nellutla, S. Dommaraju, K. Kalpatapu, 
K. McCusker, M. Sarabu, E. Zias, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA 
 
12:30 NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES AS PREDICTORS OF CLINICAL COURSE IN PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE HEART FAILURE
E.V. Potapov, F.D. Wagner, F. Hennig, C. Mueller, R.  Michael, H.  Lehmkuhl, 
R. Hetzer, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
 
12:45 THE PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF THE THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION SCORING SYSTEM IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE PATIENTS
J.O. Mercado, R.E. Ramboyong, M.P. San Gabriel, E.S. Caguoia,
University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines
 
13:00 COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF LOSARTAN VS FOSINOPRIL ON EFFECTS ON MORTALITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SEVERE ISCHEMIC HEART FAILURE WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
X.H. Zeng, Y.Y. Li, X.J. Zeng, Chengdu Second People's Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
 
13:15 CHRONIC HEART FAILURE WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR SYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION IMPORTANCE OF SOME NEUROHORMONAL FACTORS
L. Menezes Falcao, F. Pinto, F. Veiga, L. Ravara, P.A. van Zwieten, University Hospital Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal, The Netherlands
 
13:30 LUNCH BREAK  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
14:00 - 16:00   COLUMBIA A
  PL03   Plenary Session:
ARRHYTHMIAS I: SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH / CARDIOPULMONARY
RESUSCITATION / IMPLANTABLE ANTIARRHYTHMIC DEVICES

Chairpersons: G.A. Ewy, Tucson, AZ, USA
                    
W-K Shen, Rochester, MN, USA

 
14:00 WHY THE GUIDELINES FOR BASIC CPR ARE WRONG (Invited Lecture)
G.A.  Ewy, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
14:15 SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH PREVENTION IN HIGH RISK FAMILIAL SYNDROMES (Invited Lecture)
W-K. Shen, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 
14:30 SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH: THE CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES (Invited Lecture)
G.A. Mensah, Z.J Zheng, K.J Greenlund, J.B Croft, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA
 
14:45 NEW ALTERNATIVES FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST: THE ROLE OF FULLY AUTOMATIC DEFIBRILLATORS (Invited Lecture)
A. Martinez-Rubio, N. Kanaan, M. Borggrefe, M. Block, F. Fedele, C. Pappone, W. Haverkamp, J.L. Merino, J. Cinca, M. Makijarvi, Hospital de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain, USA, Germany, Italy, Finland
 
15:00 POST-INFARCTION SIGNALING PATHWAYS AS TARGETS FOR NOVEL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION (Invited Lecture)
N. El-Sherif, A. Tramontano, L. Deng, State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
15:15 INTERATRIAL BLOCK: ELECTROMECHANICAL DISEASE OF THE LEFT ATRIUM - A VERY COMMON CONDITION (Invited Lecture)
D.H. Spodick, S.G. Goyal University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA
 
15:30 NOVEL STEPS IN THE JOURNEY TOWARD OPTIMIZING CARE FOR THE VICTIM OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (Invited Lecture)
A. Capucci, F. Piepoli, D. Aschieri, Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
 
15:45 PRIMARY PREVENTION OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH: CURRENT ROLE OF IMPLANTABLE DEVICE THERAPY (Invited Lecture)
D.J. Wilber, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
 
16:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
14:00 - 16:30   COLUMBIA B
  PL04   Plenary Session:
N
EW DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIAC IMAGING

Chairpersons:  F.J. Pinto, Lisbon, Portugal
                      D. Berman, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 
14:00 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN 2003: NEW QUESTIONS, NEW CHALLENGES, NEW ANSWERS (Invited Lecture)
F.J. Pinto, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
 
14:15 COMPLEMENTARY ROLES OF CARDIAC CT IN NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY IN ASSESSMENT OF THE CARDIAC PATIENT (Invited Lecture)
D.S. Berman, N. D. Wong, H. Gransar, L. Miranda-Peats, Y. Arad, S. Hayes, J. Friedman, D. Polk, R. Hachamovitch, A. Rozanski, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
14:30 NONINVASIVE DETECTION OF CORONARY VASOMOTOR DYSFUNCTION: AN INDEX OF PRE-CLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
H.R. Schelbert, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA, USA
 
14:45 IMAGING IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
F. Fedele, University Hospital of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
 
15:00 APPLICATION OF ANGIOSCOPY FOR DIAGNOSIS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
T. Tomaru, M. Kanai, H. Noike, Y. Uchida, Toho University Sakura Hospital, Sakura, Chiba, Japan
 
15:15 THE WAVEFRONT OF MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION REVISITED (Invited Lecture)
M. Ballester-Rodes, University of Lleida, Catalunya, Spain
 
15:30 MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL THERAPY FOR ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE WITH SPECT AND PET MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING (Invited Lecture)
R.G. Schwartz, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA 
 
15:45 FEASIBILITY OF SIMULTANEOUS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC IMAGING OF MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION AND REGIONAL LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION USING COLOR-ENCODED CONTRAST ENHANCED POWER MODULATION (Invited Lecture)
J.M. DeCara, V. Mor-Avi, K.T. Spencer, L. Weinert, J.E. Bednarz, M.  Lang, University of Chicago, IL, USA
 
16:00 ASSESSMENT OF MYOCARDIAL VIABILITY BY CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE (Invited Lecture)
L.J.  Jimenez-Borreguero, Principe de Asturias University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
 
16:15 ROLE OF MINIATURIZED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC  PLATFORMS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE (Invited Lecture)
K. Spencer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
 
16:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
14:00 - 16:30   COLUMBIA C
  S52  Session:
CLINICAL ASPECTS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION

Chairpersons:  G.B. Habib, Houston TX, USA
                      S. Dalla-Volta, Padova, Italy

 
14:00 MANAGEMENT OF THE HIGH RISK HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT (Invited Lecture)
G.B. Habib, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. USA
 
14:15 MANAGEMENT OF EXERCISE RELATED HYPERTENSION IN NORMOTENSIVE INDIVIDUALS (Invited Lecture)
Y. Charuzi, T.W. Lang, B Coleman, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA, CA, USA
 
14:30 INGESTED ARSENIC IS A DOMINANT RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY: A FOLLOW UP STUDY
C-H. Wang, C.L. Chen, S.L. You, L.I. Hsu, H.Y. Chiou, Y.M. Hsueh, S.Y.Chen,
M.M. Wu, C.K. Hsiao, C.J. Chen, Cardinal Tein Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
 
14:45 THE ILLUSION OF WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION
H. Morcos, D.A. Bloomfield, Saint Vincent's Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, USA
 
15:00 ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION (EMS)-INDUCED EXERCISE TRAINING HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS IN NORMAL SUBJECTS
P. Banerjee,
L. Crowe, B. Caulfield, S. Chattopadhyay, M.F. Alamgir, N. Nikitin, J.G.F. Cleland, A.L. Clark, K. Witte, C. Minogue, University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, Ireland
 
15:15 ACUTE AND 3 MONTHS RESULTS OF SMALL CORONARY VESSEL STENTING THROUGH TRANRADIAL APPROACH
J. Maddury, L. Krishna, V. Goutami, R. Raghu, S. Jai Shanker, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 
15:30 DIRECT EFFECT OF CENTRAL NITRIC OXIDE ON INTRA CELLULAR SODIUM IN THE REGULATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE
M. Madajka, D.F. Bohr, T. Malinski University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 
 
15:45 PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL COMPLIANCE AND ATHEROSCLEROTIC BURDEN
J. Raines, H. Willens, D. Wallace, D. Herrington, G. Hundley, L. Moska, W. Davis, V.  Brown, University of Miami, FL, USA
 
16:00 COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF NITRATES AND TRIMETAZIDINE PLUS SILDENAFIL ON EXERCISE-INDUCED MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA.  IMPLICATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
G.M.C. Rosano, C. Vitale, B. Sposato, M. Fini, S. Chierchia, San Raffaele Roma, Rome, Italy
 
16:15 THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS: THE ATTICA STUDY
A. Zeimbekis
, C. Pitsavos, D.B. Panagiotakos, C. Chrysohoou, J. Skoumas, E. Tsetsekou,  M. Toutouza, V. Nikolaou, C. Stefanadis, P. Toutouzas, Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Greece
 
16:30 OPTIMIZING REPERFUSION THERAPY IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DRUGS OR DEVICES
G. Pavlides, D. Cokkinos, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
 
16:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
16:15-19:00   COLUMBIA A
  PL05   Plenary Session:
ARRHYTHMIAS II: DIAGNOSIS / DRUG THERAPY / ABLATION / PACING

Chairpersons:  D.S. Goldstein, Bethesda MD, USA
                      M. Boutjdir, New York, NY, USA

 
16:15 SYMPATHOADRENAL IMBALANCE BEFORE NEUROCARDIOGENIC SYNCOPE (Invited Lecture)
D.S. Goldstein, C Holmes, S Frank, M Naqibuddin, R Dendi, S Snader, H Calkins, NINDS, NIH, USA
 
16:30 ATRIAL FLUTTER MECHANISMS: NEW CONCEPTS OF INTEREST FOR THE CLINICIAN (Invited Lecture)
J.L. Merino, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
 
16:45 FRONTIERS IN COMPLETE CONGENITAL HEART BLOCK (Invited Lecture)
M. Boutjdir, Suny Downstate and NYU, New York, NY, USA
 
17:00 THE ROLE OF ELECTRICAL THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
M.  Akhtar, Aurora Sinai Medical Center and St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
17:15 ADVANCES IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (Invited Lecture)
G. Filippatos, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
 
17:30 EARLY DEFIBRILLATION WITHOUT CPR IMPROVES SURVIVAL FROM OUT-OF-HOSPITAL SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
A. Capucci, D. Aschieri, M.F. Piepoli, S. Bennati, S. Rovelli, E. Bonibaldoni, M. Saltarelli, M.  Arvedi, Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, Piacenza, Italy 
 
17:45 VENTRICULAR TACHYARRHYTHMIA CYCLE LENGTH, BUT NOT EJECTION FRACTION, PREDICTS IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR SHOCKS
X.Z. Wang, N.  Dullet, A.Y-J. Shen, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, LA, USA
 
18:00 CANDIDATES FOR IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS AND CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY AFTER MADIT II
N.O. Galizio, E. Valero, J.L. Gonzalez, R.R. Favaloro, L. Favaloro, S. Perrone, M. Diez, R. Pesce, P. Davila, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
18:15 MORTALITY OF PATIENTS ON DIALYSIS AT THE TIME OF ICD IMPLANTATION
J.A. Green
, K. Bhatt, K.J. Ferrick, J.D. Fisher, J.N. Gross, S.G. Kim, E.U. Palma, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
 
18:30 THE IMPLANTABLE LOOP RECORDER IN PATIENTS WITH RECURRENT SYNCOPE:  NORMAL HEART VERSUS STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE
T. Pezawas, J. Kastner, G. Stix, M. Wolzt, H. Schmidinger, University of Vienna,
Vienna, Austria
 
18:45 INTERVENTIONAL APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF LATE TACHYARRHYTMIAS AFTER THE FONTAN OPERATION
A.S.  Revishvili, F.G. Rzaev, Z. Tembotova, M.M. Zelenikin,
 S.G. Chikhladze, K. Mchedlishvili, S.B. Zaets, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA, Russia
 
19:00 SHOULD CLOPIDOGREL BE DISCONTINUED BEFORE IMPLANTING A DEVICE?
J.D. Fisher, A.B. Patel, T. Chen, K. Ferrick, J. Gross, S. Kim, E. Palma, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
 
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003
16:30 - 18:45   COLUMBIA C
  S53  Session:
DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

Chairpersons: F. Fedele, Rome, Italy
                     R.G. Schwartz, Rochester, NY, USA

 
16:30 DETECTION OF PARTIAL REGIONAL ISCHEMIA IN ISOLATED BEATING PIG HEARTS BY NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC IMAGING
S.P. Nighswander-Rempel, R.A. Shaw, B. Xiang, V.V. Kupriyanov, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 
16:45 COMPARISON OF STANDARD ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND PULSED WAVE DOPPLER TISSUE IMAGING TECHNIQUES IN THE ASSESSMENT OF DIASTOLIC FUNCTIONS FOLLOWING PTCA
B. Pirat, M. Ulucam, H. Muderrisoglu, M.E. Korkmaz, B. Ozin, Baskent University of Ankara, Turkey
 
17:00 STRAIN RATE ECHO CAN CHARACTERIZE PATTERNS OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION
S.A. Cauduro, K.M. Modesto, Y. Takemoto, M. Belohlavek, J.B. Seward, T.P. Abraham, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA, Japan
 
17:15 MAGNETOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE IN BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CHEST PAIN: RESULTS OF THE HOYERSWERDA REGISTRY STUDY
J.W. Park, U. Gerk, U. Reichert, F. Jung, Klinikum Hoyerswerda, Hoyerswerda, Germany
 
17:30 DETECTION OF MITRAL REGURGITATION BY CARDIAC MRI: COMPARISON WITH ANGIOGRAPHY
M.J. Ricciardi, S. Bahu, D.C. Lee, S.N. Meyers, R. Passman, F.J. Klocke, C.J. Davidson, R.O. Bonow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
 
17:45 REVISITING THE VALUE OF NUCLEAR STRESS TESTING FROM A UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER EXPERIENCE- ARE WE DOING THE JOB?
R.I. Huang, R. Kamineni, S. Butman, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 
 
18:00 COMPARISON OF PET WITH MCG IN CAD DIAGNOSIS
I. Chaikovsky, C. Berndt, J. Korfer, B. Schrader, B. Yilmatz, D. Horstkotte, SQUID International AG, Essen, Germany
 
18:15
 
THE VALUE OF MAGNETOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE COURSE OF CORONARY INTERVENTION
B. Hailer, I. Chaikovsky, S. Auth-Eisernitz, H. Schafer, F. Steinberg, D. Gronemeyer,
Catholic Hospital "Philippusstift", Essen, Germany
 
18:30
 
VALUE OF MAGNETOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY
J. Lokies, F. Girke, I. Chaikovsky, B. Awolin, E. Fleck, SQUID International AG, Essen, Germany
 

 

 

 

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