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16th World Congress on Heart Disease

controversies meeting

 


 

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001 MONDAY, JULY 23, 2001 TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2001
Oral Sessions Oral Sessions Oral Sessions
Poster Sessions Poster Sessions Poster Sessions

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001


09:00 - 09:30

COLUMBIA B


OPENING CEREMONY
Chairperson:    J.S. Borer , New York NY, USA
GREETINGS
Asher. Kimchi, USA 
Founder and Chairman
International Academy of Cardiology 
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease
Jeffrey S. Borer, USA 
Chairman, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Valvular Heart Disease
International Academy of Cardiology
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease
Prediman K. Shah, USA 
Member, Scientific Executive Committee 
Chairman, Section of Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
International Academy of Cardiology 
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease
Herbert J. Geschwind, France 
Member, Scientific Executive Committee 
International Academy of Cardiology 
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease
Uri Elkayam, USA
Member, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Heart Failure
International Academy of Cardiology
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

09:30 - 10:15

COLUMBIA B


OPENING LECTURE
Chairperson:    J.S. Borer , New York NY, USA
09:30 INTRODUCTION
J.S. Borer, USA 
Chairman, Scientific Executive Committee
Chairman, Section of Valvular Heart Disease
International Academy of Cardiology
2nd International Congress on Heart Disease
09:30 OPENING LECTURE: 
MODERN PERSPECTIVES ON DISEASES OF THE THORACIC AORTA
J.A. Elefteriades, New Haven, CT, USA
10:15 Coffee Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

10:45 - 13:15

COLUMBIA B


Plenary Session: 
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY AND BASIC MECHANISMS
Chairpersons:     N.S. Dhalla , Winnepeg MB, Canada
J. Towbin , Houston TX, USA
10:45 LIMITATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CALCIUM DURING ISCHEMIA: THE ROLE OF KATP CHANNELS (Invited Lecture)
S. Schaefer, Davis, CA, USA
11:00 MECHANISMS OF ALTERATIONS IN CARDIAC SARCOPLASMIC RETICULAR GENE EXPRESSION DUE TO ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION  (Invited Lecture)
N.S. Dhalla, R.M. Temsah, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
11:15 THE ROLE OF G PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTOR SIGNALING IN HYPERTENSION  (Invited Lecture)
A. Eckhart, Durham, NC, USA
11:30 SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS AND APOPTOSIS IN HEART FAILURE  (Invited Lecture)
L.A. Kirshenbaum, L.A. Regula, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
11:45 MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF MYOCARDITIS  (Invited Lecture)
N. Bowles, Houston, TX, USA
12:00 MOLECULAR BASIS OF DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY  (Invited Lecture)
J. Towbin, Houston, TX, USA
12:15 STRUCTURAL AND BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF CARDIAC MYOCYTE SURVIVAL AND DEATH: A DYNAMIC TENSION  (Invited Lecture)
B. McManus, H. Luo, B. Yanagawa, M. Esfandiarei, C. Carthy, P. Cheung, M. Zhang, A. Wang, J. Wilson, D. Yang, Vancouver, BC, Canada
12:30 AN EARLY MOLECULAR DEFECT IN ADRIAMYCIN-INDUCED CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE  (Invited Lecture)
P.K. Singal, Winnipeg, Mannitoba, Canada
12:45 PATHOBIOLOGIC ROLE OF HYPERFIBRINOGENEMIA IN CAROTID PLAQUE DESTABILIZATION
L.G. Spagnoli, A. Mauriello, G. Sangiorgi, G. Palmieri, R. Virmani, D.R. Holmes, R.S. Schwartz, S. Fratoni, R. Pistolese, Rome, Italy, Washington, DC, Rochester, MN, USA
13:00 ACTIVATION OF PLATELET NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE BY BETA-ADRENERGIC AGONISTS IS IMPAIRED IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
P.D. O'Kane, G. Jackson, A. Ferro, London, UK
13:15 Lunch Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

10:45 - 13:00

COLUMBIA A


Plenary Session: MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES
Chairpersons:      P.C. Block , Atlanta GA, USA
  S. Stern , Jerusalem, Israel
10:45 SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND ECG CHANGE WITH AGE IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES  (Invited Lecture)
S. Stern, S. Behar, V. Boyko, J. Leor, S. Gottlieb, Jerusalem, Tel Hashomer, Israel
11:00 2B/3A INHIBITORS IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: IMPLICATIONS OF LATE BREAKING TRIALS  (Invited Lecture)
P.C. Block, Atlanta, GA, USA
11:15 THE ROLE OF INTEGRINS IN PLATELET ACTIVATION  (Invited Lecture)
D. Fitzgerald, Dublin, Ireland
11:30 DOES EVERYONE WITH AN ACS OR WITH PCI REALLY NEED PLATELET GLYCOPROTEIN IIA/IIIB INHIBITORS?  (Invited Lecture)
M.R. Bell, Rochester, MN, USA
11:45 A COMPARISON OF 12 HOURS INFUSION OF ABCIXIMAB WITH TIROFIBAN FOLLOWING PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION
P. Goel, G.C. Flaker, C. Eberhard, R. Madsen, D. Gardi, Columbia, MO, USA
12:00 SURVIVAL FOLLOWING CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY VS. CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY IN ANATOMIC SUBSETS IN WHICH THE LATTER IMPROVES SURVIVAL COMPARED WITH MEDICAL THERAPY. RESULTS FROM THE BYPASS ANGIOPLASTY REVASCULARIZATION INVESTIGATION  (Invited Lecture)
P.B. Berger, J.L. Velianou, H.A. Viachos, F. Feit, A.K. Jacobs, D.P. Faxon, M. Attubato, M.L. Stadius, B.H. Weiner, D.O. Williams, K.M. Detre, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
12:15 THE ROLE OF INFLAMMATION IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (Invited Lecture)
S.L. Kopecky, Rochester, MN, USA
12:30 A NEW PARADIGM FOR OFFICE MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC PATIENTS (Invited Lecture)
Y. Charuzi, T.W. Lang, Los Angeles, CA, USA
12:45 C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AS AN ADJUNCT FOR GLOBAL CARDIOVASCULAR RISK PROTECTION (Invited Lecture)
P.M. Ridker, Boston, MA, USA
13:00 Lunch Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

10:45 - 13:15

COLUMBIA C


Plenary Session: 
VASCULAR BIOLOGY AND NEUROHORMONAL MECHANISMS I
Chairpersons:     S. Dalla-Volta , Padova, Italy
A. Lerman , Rochester MN, USA
10:45 ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION: THE RISKS OF THE RISK FACTORS (Invited Lecture)
A. Lerman, Rochester, MN, USA
11:00 NEURO-HUMORAL AND ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN UNSTABLE ANGINA (Invited Lecture)
S. Dalla-Volta, Padova, Italy
11:15 CHRONIC INHIBITION OF NO SYNTHESIS PER SE PROMOTES STRUCTURAL INTIMAL REMODELING OF THE RAT AORTA (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Rossi, Rebeirao Preto, S.P., Brazil
11:30 ENDOTHELIAL PROTECTION BY NITRIC OXIDE DONORS AND ASPIRIN: INVOLVEMENT OF HEME OXYGENASE-1 AND FERRITIN (Invited Lecture)
H. Schroder, N. Grosser, Halle (Saale), Germany
11:45 EFFECTS OF THE NITRIC OXIDE INHIBITOR, L-NAME, AND A HEMEOXYGENASE INHIBITOR, ON THE RESPONSE TO HYPOXIA IN THE INTACT CHEST RAT (Invited Lecture)
A.L. Hyman, S.R. Baber, R. Johnson, P.J. Kadowitz, New Orleans, LA, USA
12:00 ETICAL ISSUES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
H.J. Geschwind, Paris, France
12:15 N-TERMINAL PRO BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE: A VALUABLE TOOL TO MONITOR THERAPY AND TO OPTIMIZE RISK STRATIFICATION IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE? (Invited Lecture)
M. Haass, Heidelberg, Germany
12:30 BNP: A BLOOD TEST FOR HEART FAILURE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (Invited Lecture)
D. Heublein, J.C. Burnett Jr., Rochester, MN, USA
12:45 THE ENDOTHELIN SYSTEM IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: INTERACTION WITH THE SNS AND THE RAS (Invited Lecture)
R.R. Wenzel, Essen, Germany
13:00 ENDOTHELIN ANTAGONISTS IN SEVERE HEART FAILURE: THE VIENNA EXPERIENCE (Invited Lecture)
J. Bergler-Klein, Vienna, Austria
13:15 Lunch Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

14:00 - 15:45

COLUMBIA B


Plenary Session: 
ARRHYTHMIAS I: SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH, RISK STRATIFICATION, IMPLANTABLE ANTIARRHYTHMIC DEVICES
Chairperson:     M.E. Cain , St. Louis MO, USA
  G.A. Ewy , Tucson AZ, USA
14:00 IMPROVING SURVIVAL OF OUT-OF-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST (Invited Lecture)
G.A. Ewy, Tucson, AS, USA
14:15 IMPACT OF THE MULTICENTER UNSUSTAINED TACHYCARDIA TRIAL (MUSTT) ON RISK STRATIFICATION AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
M.E. Cain, St. Louis, MO, USA
14:30 T-WAVE ALTERNANS FOR ARRHYTHMIA RISK STRATIFICATION (Invited Lecture)
M.R. Gold, Baltimore, MD, USA
14:45 CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY FOR HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
W.T. Abraham, Lexington, KY
15:00 DEVICE THE-RAPY FOR PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE: PRESENT DATA AND ONGOING TRIALS (Invited Lecture)
B. Olshansky, K. Shivkumar, Iowa City, IA, USA
15:15 NEUROHORMONAL CHANGES INDUCED BY BIVENTRICULAR PACING THERAPY IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
L. Padeletti, M. Hill, M.C. Porciani, A. Sabini, A. Colella, N. Musilli, P. Pieragnoli, A. Michelucci, C. Tosti, Florence, Italy
15:30 TESTING-BASED THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE (Invited Lecture)
D. Flammang, Saint-Michel, France
15:45 Coffee Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

14:00 - 16:15

COLUMBIA A


Plenary Session: 
NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, PET, MRI, EBT
Chairpersons:     D. Agostini , Caen, France
P. Marzullo , Pisa, Italy
14:00 UPDATE IN NUCLEAR IMAGING AND PROGNOSIS (Invited Lecture)
D.S. Berman, Los Angeles, CA, USA
14:15 THE ELUSIVE LINK BETWEEN ABSENCE OF ANGINAL SYMPTOMS AND OUTCOME IN PATIENTS WITH DYSFUNCTIONING MYOCARDIUM (Invited Lecture)
P. Marzullo, A. Gimelli, Pisa, Italy
14:30 SPECT AND PET IMAGING IN LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY SECONDARY TO HYPERTENSION (Invited Lecture)
D. Agostini, Caen, France
14:45 MRI IMAGING IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
F. Fedele, M. De Santis, A. Pimpinella, M. Massimo, Rome, Italy
15:00 DELAYED CONTRAST ENHANCMENT AND CONTRACTILE FUNFTION IN THE HUMAN HEART (Invited Lecture)
F. Claessens, L. Van Hoe, L. Janssens, F. Charlier, B. Van Kelecom, J. Schillebeeckx, M. Vanderheyden, Bonheiden, Belgium
15:15 THE IMPACT OF ELECTRON BEAM TOMOGRAPHY (EBT) ON THE TREATMENT OF LIPID DISORDERS (Invited Lecture)
H. Hecht, Morristown, NJ, USA
15:30 STUNNING VS HIBERNATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE (Invited Lecture)
G. Ambrosio, I. Tritto, Perugia, Italy
15:45 COST-SAVING APPROACH TO NORMAL POST STRESS MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION SCAN IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH CHEST PAIN (Invited Lecture)
R. Gal, Milwaukee, WI, USA
16:00 DISCRIMINATION OF TRANSMURAL FROM NON-TRANSMURAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION WITH NON-INVASIVE 3D IMAGING
A.J. Sinusas, X. Papademetris, D.P. Dione, T. Constable, New Haven, CT, USA
16:15 Coffee Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001

14:00 - 16:15

COLUMBIA C


Session: 
VASCULAR BIOLOGY AND NEUROHORMONAL MECHANISMS II
Chairperson:     B.I. Jugdutt , Edmonton AB, Canada
M.A. Rossi , Ribeirao Preto SP, Brazil
14:00 SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PROLIFERATION ASSESSED BY GFP FLUORESCENCE 
R. Lowe, A.R. Conant, A.W.M. Simpson, M.R. Chester, Liverpool, UK
14:15 ACUTE CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE INFECTION IMPAIRS ENDOTHELIAL VASOMOTOR FUNCTION OF CORONARY ARTERIES IN PIGLETS
P. Liuba, E. Pesonen, I. Paakkari, S. Batra, A. Forslid, S. Sandstrum, O. Werner, Lund, Sweden
14:30 THE AUTONOMIC REFLEXES AND PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE
K.E. Otah, M.O. Salifu, K. Delis, L.T. Clark, Brooklyn, NY, USA
14:45 MAGNITUDE OF THE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE TO CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS AND RELATION TO ADVERSE CLINICAL OUTCOMES
M. Hansman, J.H. Holmes IV, N.C. Connolly, D.L. Paull, M.E. Hill, S.W. Guyton, M.E. Ditkoff, W. Campbell, S.F. Ziegler, R.A. Hall, Seattle, WA, USA
15:00 BASAL WHOLE BODY NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHESIS IS UNCHANGED IN SUBJECTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE COMPARED TO HEALTHY CONTROLS
P.D. O'Kane, G. Jackson, A. Ferro, London, UK
15:15 INCREASED BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AS A MARKER FOR RIGHT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION IN ACUTE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
I.I. Tulevski, M. Groenink, H. Romkes, D.J. Van Veldhuisen, H. Buller, B.J.M. Mulder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15:30 PLASMA ENDOTHELIN 1, ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AND BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE FOR THE EVALUATION OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION
L. Menezes Falcao, M. Joao Marta, F. Pinto, F. Veiga, F. Boomsma, C. Coelho, P. Pego, M. Bicho, J.M. Braz Nogueira, L. Ravara, P. Van Zwieten, Lisbon, Portugal, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15:45 BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF LONG TERM TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3) INFUSION IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILURE AND LOW-T3 SYNDROME
G. Iervasi, Pisa, Italy
16:00 THE EFFECTS OF REPEATED CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE INFECTION ON CORONARY ARTERIES IN PIGLETS: ARE THESE PRECURSIVE TO ATHEROSCLEROSIS?
P. Liuba, E. Pesonen, I. Paakkari, S. Batra, A. Forslid, S. Sandstrum, O. Werner, Lund, Sweden
16:15 Coffee Break

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001
16:15 - 18:15

COLUMBIA A


Plenary Session: 
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ECHOCADIOGRAPHY
Chairpersons:     A.J. Labovitz , St. Louis MO, USA
F.J. Pinto , Lisbon, Portugal
16:15 CONTRAST STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (Invited Lecture)
A.J. Labovitz, St. Louis, MO, USA
16:30 CONTRAST ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: A NEW APPROACH TO MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION (Invited Lecture)
S.B. Feinstein, Chicago, IL, USA
16:45 THE AORTA AS A SOURCE OF EMBOLI (Invited Lecture)
I. Kronzon, New York, NY, USA
17:00 REGRESSION OF THORACIC AORTIC ATHEROSCLEROSIS: A TRANSESOPHAGEAL (Invited Lecture) APPROACH
C.E. Pitsavos, C. Aggeli, C. Stefanadis, P. Toutouzas, Athens, Greece
17:15 THE ECHOCARDIOGRAM IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION (Invited Lecture)
D.G. Blanchard, San Diego, CA, USA
17:30 INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND IMAGING NEW ADVANCES (Invited Lecture)
F. Pinto, Lisbon, Portugal
17:45 IS LOW EJECTION FRACTION SUFFICIENT TO DEFINE THE PROGNOSIS OF A PATIENT OR SHOULD WE CHARACTERIZE THE TYPE OF DYASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION?
H.R. Villarraga, J.E. Citelli, F. Rosso, M. Badiel, J. Sanchez, P. Olaya, Colombia
18:00 COMPARISON OF LOW DOSE DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY DURING GLUCOSE-INSULIN-POTASSIUM INFUSION FOR THE DETECTION OF MYOCARDIAL VIABILITY AFTER ANTERIOR MI
E. Yetkin, K. Senen, M. Ileri, R. Atak, S. Cehreli, I. Tandogan, F. Kosar, H. Turhan, D. Demirkan, Ayranci-Ankatra, Turkey

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001
16:15 - 19:00

COLUMBIA B


Session: 
ARRHYTHMIAS II: DIAGNOSIS, DRUG THERAPY, ABLATION, PACING
Chairpersons:     M.R. Gold , Baltimore MD, USA
B. Olshansky , Iowa City IA, USA
16:15 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICALLY GUIDED RISK STRATIFICATION AND ICD THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH UNEXPLAINED SYNCOPE, NO DOCUMENTED VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS AND STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE
T. Pezawas, G. Stix, J. Kastner, M. Wolzt, C. Mayer, D. Moerti, H. Schmidinger, Vienna, Austria
16:30 A CLINICAL STUDY ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DISPERSION OF INTRAVENTRICULAR CONDUCTION AND MALIGNANT VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA
M. Guo, Z. Wang, X.L. Huang, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
16:45 RATE CONTROL AFTER RADIOFREQUENCY MODIFICATION OF ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE IN PATIENTS WITH PAROXYSMAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND DUAL ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE PHYSIOLOGY
S.S. Rokas, S.N. Chatzidou, C.A. Pamboucas, S.H. Gaitanidou, D.I. Chaniotis, S.F. Stamatelopoylos, Athens, Greece
17:00 LOW DOSE AMIODARONE IN CHRONIC RHEUMATIC ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: PREDICTORS OF CONVERSION
A. Kapoor, S. Kumar, P.K. Goel, N. Sinha, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
17:15 FREQUENCY MODULATION POTENTIATES ENHANCEMENT OF CARDIAC CONTRACTILITY OF NON-EXCITATORY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DELIVERED INTO THE SEPTAL WALL OF THE RIGHT VENTRICLE
I. Shemer, W. Haddad, Y. Mika, N. Darvish, S. Ben-Haim, Haifa, Israel
17:30 LEAD POSITION AND OUTCOME OF INTERNAL CARDIOVERSION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
A. Plewan, K. Martin, Munchen, Germany
17:45 THE ACUTE AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ATRIOVENTRICULAR DELAYS OF DDD PACING MODE ON CARDIAC FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
Y.H. Li, K. Liu, Beijing, China
18:00 DISTANCE FROM RIGHT ATRIAL SUTURE LINE TO TRICUSPID ANNULUS PREDICTS ATRIAL FLUTTER AFTER ORTHOTOPIC HEART TRANSPLANTATION
R. Gascuega, F. Arribas, M. Lopez, Madrid, Spain
18:15 PROBABILITY OF OCCURRENCE OF LIFE-THREATENING VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS IN CHAGAS4 DISEASE VERSUS NON-CHAGAS4 DISEASE
M. Martinelli Filho, R.A. Teixeira, S.F. Siqueira, A.A.A. Pedrosa, S.A.D. Nishioka, R. Costa, M. Scanavacca, E.A. Sosa, Sao Paulo, Brazil
18:30 DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANTATION AND GENDER
M. Hochleitner, Innsbruck, Austria
18:45 LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: IMPROVEMENT FOLLOWING THE COX-MAZE OPERATION
H.V. Schaff, J. Singh, J. Dearani, G. Danielson, Rochester, MN, USA

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2001
16:15 - 18:15

COLUMBIA C


Session: 
HYPERTENSION, BASIC AND CLINICAL
Chairpersons:     H. Boudoulas , Columbus OH, USA
M. Motro , Israel
16:15 EFFICACY OF LERCANEDIPINE VS LOSARTAN ON LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN HYPERTENSIVE TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS
R. Fogari, P. Preti, A. Zoppi, A. Banderali, L. Corradi, P. Lazzari, R.M. Pesce, A. Mugellini, Pavia, Italy
16:30 COMPREHENSIVE HBP CARE IN YOUNG URBAN BLACK MALES (Invited Lecture)
M.N. Hill, USA
16:45 HEMODYNAMIC AND NEUROHUMORAL EFFECTS OF VERAPAMIL-SR /TRANDOLAPRIL VS. TRANDOLAPRIL IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS WITH MILD HEART FAILURE
M. Bourian, V. Mitrovic, W. Patyna, M. Parzeiler, Bad Nauheim, Ludwigshafen, Germany
17:00 DIFFERENT EFFECTS OF VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTATION IN PATIENTS WITH RISK FACTORS FOR CAD
T.H. Schindler, P.T. Buser, M. Olschewski, J. Miller, M. Pfisterer, E. Nitzsche, Basel, Switzerland
17:15 RENIN GENE EXPRESSION IN TWO KIDNEY, ONE CLIP (2K1C) HYPERTENSIVE RATS
Y. Zhu, Z. Wang, K. Lim, H.S. Lee, H. Zhu, Singapore, Singapore
17:30 EFFECT OF TETRAMETHYLPYRAZINE ON BLOOD PRESSURE IN HYPERTENSIVE RATS AND CALCIUM MOBILIZATION IN VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS
P. Chan, J.C. Liu, Wen Shan, Taiwan-R.O.C.
17:45 SPURIOUS SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION IN YOUNG MEN - ELASTIC NOT STIFF ARTERIES
A. Mahmud, J. Feely, Dublin , Ireland
18:00 COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF MOXONIDINE MONOTHERAPY AND MOXONIDINE WITH MELATONIN THERAPY ON CIRCULATION VARIABLES AND THEIR CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS
R.M. Zaslavskaya, F. Komarov, A. Shakirova, Moscow, Russia

 


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