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Sunday,
July 29, 2007
Monday,
July 30, 2007
Tuesday,
July 31, 2007
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Monday, July 30, 2007

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
08:30 - 10:45   HALL A
  PL09        Plenary Session
DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY: VARIOUS ETIOLOGIES
Chairpersons:    U. Elkayam, Los Angeles, CA, USA
                        M.A. Rossi, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
 
8:30 MECHANISMS OF HIV-ASSOCIATED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
C. Chen, X. Wang, Q. Yao, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
 257
8:45 ALCOHOL AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: 2007 UPDATE (Invited Lecture)
A. Klatsky, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA
 258
9:00 WHAT ARE THE NEW CANCER THERAPEUTICS DOING TO THE HEART? (Invited Lecture)
T. Force, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 259
9:15 PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY IN THE U.S.: DEFINITION, CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND POTENTIAL MECHANISMS (Invited Lecture)
U. Elkayam, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
 260
9:30 OBESITY AND CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE  (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Alpert, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA
 261
9:45 MYOCARDIAL STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN LONG-TERM HUMAN SEVERE SEPSIS/SEPTIC SHOCK MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CARDIAC DYSFUNCTION
M.A. Rossi, M.R. Nunes-Celes, C.M. Prado, F.P. Saggioro, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
 262
10:00

DO VARIATIONS IN THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE ALTER SUSCEPTIBILITY TO VIRAL MYOCARDITIS? (Invited Lecture)
N.E. Bowles, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 

 263
10:15 NON-INVASIVE IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF SKELETAL MUSCLE OXYGEN CONSUMPTION IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
K. Abozguia, G. Nallur Shivu, T.T. Phan, M.P. Frenneaux, University of Birmingham, UK
 265
10:30 NEW INTERVENTIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOMYOPATHY RELATED TO IRON-OVERLOAD (Invited Lecture)
M.G. Trivieri, G. Oudit, P.H. Backx, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
 266
10:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
08:30 - 10:45   HALL B
 

PL10:     Plenary Session
NEW DIRECTIONS IN CORONARY INTERVENTIONAL THERAPY
 
Chairpersons:    J.H. Chesebro, Worcester, MA, USA
                       
G. Vetrovec, Richmond, VA, USA

 
8:30 OPPORTUNITIES WITH INTEGRIN-TARGETED PERFLUOROCARBON NANOPARTICLES IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
G. Lanza, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, USA
 267
8:45 COST EFFECTIVENESS OF DRUG-ELUTING STENTS (Invited Lecture)
M.J. Eisenberg, Jewish General Hospital/McGill University, Canada
 268
9:00

LEFT MAIN STENTING: ARE WE THERE YET? (Invited Lecture)
F.A. Shawl,
Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD, USA

 269
9:15

IMPACT OF HIGHER CLOPIDOGREL LOADING AND MAINTENANCE DOSE ON PLATELET FUNCTION AND ANTITHROMBOSIS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION MEASURED BY THROMBOELASTOGRAM (Invited Lecture)
N. Lakkis , Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

 270
9:30 PATHOGENESIS, RAPID IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF HIT (Invited Lecture)
J.H. Chesebro, University of Massachusetts Memoria, Worcester, MA, USA
 271
9:45 RENAL DISEASE IMPACT ON CORONARY INTERVENTIONAL OUTCOMES (Invited Lecture)
G.W. Vetrovec, VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA
 272
10:00 PERCUTANEOUS INTERVENTIONAL TREATMENT OF LEFT MAIN STENOSIS. A CRITICAL APPRAISAL (Invited Lecture)
H. Mudra, Stadtisches Klinikum Munchen GmbH, Klinikum Neuperlach, Munchen, Germany
 274
10:15 FRACTIONAL FLOW RESERVE IN THE CATHETERIZATION LAB:  SIMPLIFYING ANGIOGRAPHIC AND INTERVENTIONAL CHALLENGES (Invited Lecture)
M.J. Lim, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
 277
10:30 COBALT ALLOY STENTS VERSUS DRUG ELUTING STENTS: A REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
A.A. Youssef, C.J. Wu, H.K. Yip, W.C. Hung, C.Y. Fang, C.H. Ynag, C.L. Hang, S.M. Chen, C.J. Chen, C.I. Cheng, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
 278
10:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
08:30 - 11:00   HALL C
 

S55   Session
HYPERTENSION: BASIC AND CLINICAL

Chairpersons:     V. Bittner, Birmingham, AL, USA
                         D. Polk, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 
8:30 THE EPIDEMIOLOGIC TRANSITION: HYPERTENSION IN RURAL EAST AFRICA
S. Stewart de Ramirez, F. Changamire, M. Ramirez, G. Nyadzi, S. Ehrlich Sachs, W. Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
 279
8:45 AORTIC STIFFNESS PREDICTS CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
R. Bhuriya, J. Molnar, R. Khandpur, S. Khosla, R. Arora, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL, USA
 280
9:00 TARGET OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE THERAPY AFTER STROKE: IS THERE A U-CURVE OF BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS? POST HOC ANALYSES OF THE MOSES-STUDY (MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY AFTER STROKE, EPROSARTAN COMPARED WITH NITRENDIPINE FOR SECONDARY PREVENTION) 
S. Lueders, C. Luebcke, F. Hammersen, K. Plate, M Schnieders, J. Berger, W. Zidek, P. Dominiak, H.C. Diener, J. Schrader, Medical Clinic, St.-Josefs-Hospital, Cloppenburg, Germany
 281
9:15 CORONARY RESERVE PREDICTS THE LONG-TERM OUTCOME IN HYPERTENSIVE DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
V.F.A. Pereira, C.C. Frimm, A.C.T. Rodrigues, M. Curi
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
 282
9:30 PREDICTORS OF A 1-YEAR SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE IN ADULTS: THE HEART SCORE STUDY
K.E. Kip, A.N. Aiyer, S.R. Mulukutla, O.C. Marroquin, S.E. Reis, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, PA, USA
 283
9:45 WHO IS NOT TAKING ANTIHYPERTENSIVE MEDICATION?
L.E. Bautista, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
 284
10:00 LONG-TERM NIFEDIPINE ATTENUATES MYOCARDIAL COLLAGEN REMODELING AND PREVENTS DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION THROUGH ANTIOXIDATIVE STRESS IN DAHL SALT-SENSITIVE HYPERTENSIVE RATS
T. Yamada, K. Nagata, T. Nishizawa, H. Izawa, T. Murohara, M. Yokota, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
 285
10:15 ARTERIAL STIFFNESS INDICES IN OFFSPRINGS OF VARIOUS PARENTAL HYPERTENSION HISTORY
S-M. Kyvelou, G.P. Vyssoulis, E.A. Karpanou, D.N. Adamopoulos, A.D. Deligeorgis, P.G. Spanos, D.F. Cokkinos, C.I. Stefanadis, 1st Cardiology Clinic Athens University Hippokrateion Hospital, Greece
 286
10:30 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BETA1-ADRENOCEPTOR POLYMORPHISMS AND ANTIHYPERTENSIVE RESPONSE TO BISOPROLOL
X.L. Zhao, F.Wu, Y.L. Cui, S.J. Guo, S.M. Wang, H. Zhou, J.J. Li, J.F. Ji, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
 287
10:45 ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ALDOSTERONE SYNTHASE GENE ¨C344C/T POLYMORPHISM AND LEFT VENTRICULAR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
X.J. Hu, Y.C. Tu, S. Chen, H. Peng, F. Li, Y.M. Wang, K.L.Yan, H.Yu, Xinhua Hospital of Hubei Province, Wuhan, China 
 288
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
08:30 - 11:00   HALL D
  S56       Session
GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF HEART DISEASE, GENE AND CELL BASED THERAPIES, BASIC RESEARCH
Chairpersons:    T. Kofidis, Singapore
                        K. Maiese, Detroit, MI, USA
                       
 
8:30 VARIATION IN THE HUMAN MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE-9 GENE IS ASSOCIATED WITH ARTERIAL STIFFNESS IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS
Yasmin, C.M. McEniery, K.M. O’Shaughnessy, J.R. Cockcroft, I.B. Wilkinson, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
 289
8:45 RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE 
C.K. Wu, J.L. Luo, J.M. Juang, C.T. Tsai, K.L. Hsu, J.J. Hwang, C.D. Tseng, F.T. Chiang, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
 290
9:00 A ZINC TRANSPOTER VARIANT ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
M.M. Luke, J.P. Kane, C.M. Rowland, D.M. Liu, D. Shiffman, C.R. Pullinger, M.J. Malloy, E.J. Topol, S.G. Ellis, J.J. Devlin, Celera, Alameda, CA, USA
 291
9:15 INTRACORONARY INFUSION OF MOBILIZED PERIPHERAL BLOOD STEM CELLS BY GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION VERSUS OLD MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: THE MAGIC CELL-3-DES TRIAL
H.J. Kang, H.S. Kim, H.Y. Lee, K.W. Park, H.M. Yang, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul
 292
9:30 P38 MITOGEN-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASE IS INVOLVED IN UP-REGULATION OF ANGIOGENESIS IN VITRO BY HMG-COA REDUCTASE INHIBITOR FLUVASTATIN
A. Uruno, A. Sugawara, A. Saito, M. Kudo, S. Ito, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
 293
9:45 NON INVASIVE CARDIAC ANGIOGENESIS SHOCK WAVE THERAPY INCREASES PERFUSION AND EXERCISE TOLERANCE IN ENDSTAGE CAD PATIENTS
C. Naber, T. Ebralidze, S. Lammers, G. Hakim, R. Erbel, Germantown, MD, USA
 294
10:00 TRANSTHYRETIN (TTR) V122I, AN AMYLOIDOGENIC CARDIOTROPIC ALLELE: CLINICAL, PATHOLOGIC AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF AN AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT GENE RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE ONSET CARDIAC DISEASE
J. Buxbaum, The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla CA, USA
 295
10:15 HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ACTIVATES DISCOIDIN DOMAIN RECEPTOR 2 VIA TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-A AND P38 PATHWAY TO INCREASE VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS MIGRATION THROUGH MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE 2 
B.W. Wang, H. Chang, K.G. Shyu, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 
 296
10:30 AUTOLOGOUS INTRACORONARY STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION IMPROVES CARDIAC FUNCTION AND EXERCISE CAPACITY IN PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE DILATIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY
B. Vrtovec, M. Sever, L. Lezaic, D. Domanovic, P. Cernelc, B. Radovancevic, G. Torre-Amione, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 297
10:45 BONE MARROW STEM CELLS PRESERVE GLOBAL LEFT VENTRICULAR  EJECTION FRACTION: A META-ANALYSIS
S. Singh, P.D. Swaminathan, J. Molnar, S. Khosla, Chicago Medical School/Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
 298
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
11:15 - 13:45   HALL A
 

PL11:          Plenary Session   
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE / DISEASES OF THE THORACIC AORTA / CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE / CARDIAC SURGERY
Chairpersons:   J.S. Borer, New York, NY, USA 
                      J.A. Elefteriades, New Haven, CT, USA

 
11:15 HOW DOES DISSECTION PICK A TIME TO OCCUR? (Invited Lecture)
I. Hatzaras, G. Koullias, J. Bible, M.J. Tranquilli, J.A. Elefteriades,
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
 299
11:30 MEDICAL THERAPY FOR VALVULAR HEART DISEASES: HOPE OR REALITY? (Invited Lecture)
J.S. Borer, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y, USA
 300
11:45 PHEN-FEN VALVULOPATHY 10 YEARS LATER: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? (Invited Lecture)
N. Weissman, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC, USA
 301
12:00 POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF AORTIC VALVE RECONSTRUCTION (Invited Lecture)
H.J. Schaefers, University Hospitals of Saarland, Homburg, Germany
 302
12:15 THE PREVALENCE AND CLINICAL IMPACT OF OBESITY FOR ADULTS WITH MARFAN SYNDROME (Invited Lecture)
A.T. Yetman, B.W. McCrindle, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
 303
12:30 NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AORTIC  STENOSIS (Invited Lecture)
P. Pibarot, Laval Hospital Research Center, Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
 304
12:45 ARRHYTHMIAS IN ADULTS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (ACHD) (Invited Lecture)
L. Harris, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 305
13:00 CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING FOR STENOTIC LESIONS CAUSED BY KAWASAKI DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
E. Tsuda, S. Kitamura, S. Echigo, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
 306
13:15 SERUM OSTEOPROTEGERIN LEVELS PREDICT PRESENCE AND SEVERITY OF CALCIFIC AORTIC VALVE STENOSIS
M. Rahmani, B. Heydari, P. Pannu, B.I. Munt, C.R. Thompson, K. Humphries, P.D. Pare, B.M. McManus, The James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 307
13:30 NESIRITIDE FOLLOWING MAZE AND MITRAL VALVE SURGERY
T.M. Beaver, A. Winterstein, P.J. Hess, T.D. Martin, G. Arnatoukis, R. Carrie, A.A. Ejaz, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
 308
13:45 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
11:15 - 13:45   HALL B
 

PL12:     Plenary Session   
ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND THE VULNERABLE PLAQUE: PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT
Chairpersons:    S.D. Gertz, Jerusalem, Israel  
                        J.L. Mehta, Little Rock, AR, USA   

 
11:15 ROLE OF LOX-1 IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS; LESSONS FROM KNOCKOUT MICE  (Invited Lecture)
J.L. Mehta, A. Dandapat, C.P. Hu, P.L. Hermonat, T. Sawamura, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, USA
 310
11:30 NEW APPROACHES TO VULNERABLE PLAQUE DETECTION (Invited Lecture)
R.L. Wilensky, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 311
11:45 IMAGING OF THE VULNERABLE PLAQUE: INDICATIONS, CHALLENGES, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS (Invited Lecture)
S.D. Gertz; D. Vela, I. Aboshady, L. Frazier, J.L. Conyers, L. Gavish, B.G. Bodmann, M. Papadakis, S. Alexander, D.J. Kouri, G.W. Gladish, D.D. Cody, J.T. Willerson, S.W. Casscells, The Hebrew University--Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel and the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, USA
 312
12:00 MAST CELLS PROMOTE ATHEROSCLEROSIS BY RELEASING PRO-INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES (Invited Lecture)
J. Sun, G.K. Sukhova, P.J. Wolters, P. Libby, G.P. Shi,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
 314
12:15 A ROLE OF CORONARY ANGIOSCOPY FOR THE DETECTION OF VULNERABLE PLAQUES AND VULNERABLE PATIENTS (Invited Lecture)
Y. Ueda , N. Ogasawara, J. Oyabu, K. Okada, A. Hirayama, K. Kodama, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan
 315
12:30 THROMBUS AGE IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES, A TALE OF THE OLD AND THE NEW (Invited Lecture)
R.J. de Winter, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 316
12:45 TISSUE FACTOR AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
F.C. Tanner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
 317
13:00 ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE DEVELOPMENT AT THE STRAIN / STRESS INTERFACE (Invited Lecture)
S. Lehoux, Inserm U689, Paris, France
 318
13:15 EFFECT OF CLOPIDOGREL ON SUPPRESSING SCD40L IN UNSTABLE ANGINA PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY STENTING 
H.K. Yip, C.J. Wu, M. Fu, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
 319
13:30 LOX-1, THE ENDOTHELIAL OXIDIZED LDL RECEPTOR, AS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES -- ITS PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ROLES IN CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION
T. Sawamura, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
 
13:45 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
11:15 - 13:30   HALL C
 

S57     Session
ARRHYTHMIAS AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Chairpersons:    C.W. Israel, Frankfurt, Germany
                              
   
                       
  

 
11:15 CLINICAL ROLE OF DUAL CHAMBER (DDED) DEFIBRILLATOR: THE DATAS TRIAL
A. Quesada, R. Ricci, C. Wolpert, J. Almendral, F. Arribas, P. Adragao, M. Santini, E. Cobo, X. Navarro, Hospital General Universitario, Valencia, Spain
 320
11:30 PROPHYLACTIC LIDOCAINE REDUCES VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
M.G. Wyman, R.M. Wyman, D.S. Cannom, J.M. Criley, San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA, USA
 321
11:45 ACUTE EFFECT OF PACING MODE ON ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH IMPLANTED CARDIAC PACEMAKERS
A.S. Fak, M.A. Tanrikulu, N. Papila, B. Ozben, A.Toprak, A.A.Cincin, A.O. Baykan, S.U. Kefeli, M.Sumerkan, A. Oktay, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
 322
12:00 FEASIBILITY OF CORTICOSTEROID IN THE PREVENTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY: A PROSPECTIVE, DOUBLE BLIND RANDOMIZED MULTICENTER STUDY
J. Halonen, P. Halonen, O. Jarvinen, P. Taskinen, T. Auvinen, M. Tarkka,
M. Hippelainen, T. Juvonen, J. Hartikainen, T. Hakala, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
 323
12:15 MECHANISMS OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN DEFIBRILLATOR PLACEMENT
L.S. Hicks, C.L. Liang, D.H. Williams, N. Cook, E.J. Orav, E. Guadagnoli, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
 324
12:30 CHEST COMPRESSION INDUCES VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION DURING POST-SHOCK ORGANIZED RHYTHMS IN OUT-OF-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST 
A. Capucci, D. Aschieri, G.Q. Villani, M. Piepoli, A. Rosi, M.S. Pisati, C. Armentano, Piacenza Hospital, Italy
 325
12:45 IN HOSPITAL CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION: THE INFLUENCE OF THE NEW GUIDELINES ON SURVIVAL
K.P. Letsas, G.D. Gavrielatos, L.K. Pappas, I.P. Alexanian, D.P. Avramidis, S.J. Xydonas, D.D. Manolatos, M.T. Efremidis, A.M. Sideris,
Evangelismos General Hospital, Greece
 326
13:00 RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT IS THE PREFERRED SITE FOR LONG TERM RIGHT VENTRICULAR PACING
K. Khan, D.J. Fox, J. Harrison, S.G. Williams, C. Lang, N.C. Davidson, D.H. Bennett, Regional Cardiac Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK
 327
13:15 N-CADHERIN HAPLOINSUFFICIENCY AFFECTS CARDIAC GAP JUNCTIONS AND ARRHYTHMIC SUSCEPTIBILITY
J. Li, M. Levin, Y. Xiong, N. Petrenk, V.V. Patel, G.L. Radice, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 328
13:30 IMPACT OF DIFFERENT PACING MODES ON LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION FOLLOWING CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS
O. Dzemali, F. Bakhtairy, H.. Ackermann, T.H. Wittlinger, A. Moritz, P. Kleine, University Hospital, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany 
 329
14:00 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
11:15 - 13:30   HALL D
  S58     Session
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH
Chairpersons:    A.A. Knowlton, Davis, CA, USA
                        D. Mochly-Rosen, Stanford, CA, USA
 
11:15 PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF PRAVASTATIN AGAINST CARBOPLATIN-INDUCED CARDIOTOXICITY VIA INHIBITION OF OXIDATIVE STRESS
C.F.Cheng, J.J. Chen, I.C. Chao, W.S. Lian, H.H. Hou, L.J. Ma, P.C. King, P.Q. Lin, H. Lin, General Tzu Chi Hospital, Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
 330
11:30 ENDOTHELIUM-DERIVED NITRIC OXIDE REGULATES IN VIVO POSTISCHEMIC MYOCARDIAL OXYGENATION AND OXYGEN CONSUMPTION
G. He, B. Liu, S. Zhou, Y.R. Chen, J.L. Zweier, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
 331
11:45 DUAL EFFECTS OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE ON CARDIAC MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTIONS VIA THE REGULATION OF MITOKATP CHANNEL ACTIVITY
Z.J. Wang, T.S. Tan, L. Ning, K.P. Wong, H.Y. Lim, A.S. Vincent, P.K. Moore, Y.Z. Zhu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 3332
12:00 POSSIBLE INTERACTIONS OF NITRIC OXIDE AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
S.C. Chuah, Y.Z. Zhu, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
 333
12:15 MECHANISMS UNDERLYING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN I/R HEARTS PERFUSED AT CONSTANT FLOW OR CONSTANT PRESSURE
R.B. Singh, V. Elimban, N.S. Dhalla, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 334
12:30 A SYNTHETIC POLYPHENOL PROTECTS AGAINST HYDROGEN PEROXIDE-INDUCED CELL DEATH IN H9C2 CARDIAC MYOCYTE-LIKE CELLS
B.S. Rayner, P.K. Witting,
Vascular Biology Group, ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
 335
12:45 VALIDATION OF AN IN VITRO MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY MODEL
D. Gero, K. Modis, N. Nagy, P. Szoleczky, Z. Dori Toth, C. Szabo, CellScreen Applied Research Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
 336
13:00 HYDROGEN SULFIDE ATTENUATES MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY VIA OPENING OF MITOCHONDRIAL KATP CHANNELS
Y.Z. Zhu, Z.J. Wang, L. Ning, T.T. Feng, P.K. Moore, National University of Singapore, Singapore
 337
13:15 ACE-INHIBITION IS SUPERIOR TO ANGIOTENSIN TYPE 1 RECEPTOR BLOCKADE IN PREVENTING REPERFUSION INJURY AND CARDIOMYOCYTE APOPTOSIS: AN EX VIVO STUDY IN RAT HEARTS
P. Di Napoli, A.A. Taccardi, A. Grilli, M. Felaco, A. Barsotti, Casa di Cura Villa Pini d'Abruzzo, Chieti, Italy
 338
13:30 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
14:00 - 16:00   HALL A
  PL13     Plenary Session
ABLATION FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, SVT AND VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
Chairpersons:    R. Krittayaphong, Bangkok, Thailand
                        M.A. Wood, Richmond, VA, USA
 
14:00 DETERMINANTS OF LESION SIZES AND TISSUE TEMPERATURES DURING CATHETER CRYOABLATION (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Wood, B. Parvez, A.L. Ellenbogen, K.M. Shaffer, S.M. Goldberg, M.P. Gaspar, I. Arief, C.M. Schubert, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
 401
14:15 UPDATE ON MANAGEMENT OF RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT TACHYCARDIA (Invited Lecture)
R. Krittayaphong, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
 402
14:30 IMPLANTABLE DEVICES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
C.W. Israel, J.W. Goethe University, Dept. of Cardiology, Frankfurt, Germany
 403
14:45 ROLE OF REAL-TIME IMAGING IN ABLATION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: INTRODUCING NEW IMAGING MODALITY FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE ABLATION
N.F. Marrouche, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, USA
 404
15:00 CATHETER ABLATION OF VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA OCCURING LATE AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION USING SUBSTRATE MODIFICATION (Invited Lecture)
T. Deneke, University Heart Centre Bochum, BG Clinic Bergmannsheil Bochum, Germany
 405
15:15 GAPS WITHIN LINEAR RADIOFREQUENCY LESIONS: FRIEND AND FOE?
M.A. Wood, F.J. Perez, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA 
 406
15:30 AVOIDANCE OF PROCEDURE – RELATED COMPLICATIONS OF RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION OF AF BY THE INTEGRATION OF MULTISLICE CT IMAGING INTO 3D ELECTROANATOMIC MAPPING
M. Martinek, H.J. Nesser, J. Aichinger, G. Boehm, P. Kuchinka, H. Purerfellner, Elisabethinen University Teaching Hospital, Linz, Austria
 407
15:45 AV NODAL REENTRY TACHYCARDIA WITH MULTIPLE PATHWAYS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CATHETER ABLATION 
R.C. Klein, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
 408
16:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
14:00 - 16:00   HALL B
 

PL14      Plenary Session
DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE, PERICARDIAL DISEASE   
Chairpersons:    J.N. Bella, Bronx, NY, USA 
               
        P.R. Liebson, Chicago, IL, USA

 
14:00 LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN HYPERTENSION: IS DRUG SELECTION IMPORTANT? (Invited Lecture)
P.R. Liebson, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Il, USA
 409
14:15 REGRESSION OF LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND OUTCOME (Invited Lecture)
J.N. Bella, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre, NY, USA
 410
14:30 ROLE OF DIGOXIN IN DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
A. Ahmed, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
 411
14:45 ACUTE AND RECURRENT PERICARDITIS (Invited Lecture)
M. Imazio, R. Trinchero, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Torino, Italy
 413
15:00 ROLE OF COLLAGEN MATRIX IN THE TRANSITION FROM HYPERTROPHY TO FAILURE IN HYPERTENSION
J. Diez, University of Navarra, School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain
 414
15:15 IMPACT OF ETHANOL DOSING ON LONG-TERM OUTCOME OF ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION FOR OBSTRUCTIVE HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: A SINGLE-CENTER, PROSPECTIVE, AND RANDOMIZED STUDY
J. Veselka, D. Zemanek, J. Palenickova, R. Duchonova, P. Tomasov, K. Linhartova,
University Hospital Motol Prague, Czech Republic
 415
15:30 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FEATURES AND THROMBOEMBOLISM IN PATHOLOGY PROVEN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
D.Feng
, J.K. Oh, W.D. Edwards, M Martinez, I.S. Syed, K. Chandrasekaran, M. Grogan, A.S. Jaffe, M.A. Gertz, K.W. Klarich, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
 416
15:45 MYOCARDITIS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY PATIENTS PRESENTING ACUTE CLINICAL DETERIORATION
C. Chimenti, R. Verardo, M.C. Acconcia, F. Toscano, M.A. Russo, A. Frustaci,
La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
 417
16:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
14:00 - 16:45   HALL C
 

S59        Session
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY/ CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Chairpersons:    B.W. Duncan, Cleveland, OH, USA 
                        T.F. Feltes, Columbus, OH, USA

 
14:00 INCIDENCE AND RESULTS OF REOPERATIONS FOLLOWING THE SENNING OPERATION - 27 YEARS OF FOLLOW-UP IN 314 PATIENTS
J. Hörer, E. Karl, G. Theodoratou, C. Schreiber, J. Cleuziou, M. Vogt, K. Holper, R. Lange, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
 426
14:15 INCIDENCE OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AFTER PERCUTANEOUS CLOSURE OF PATENT FORAMEN OVALE AND SMALL ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS
R.F.B. Bonvini
, J.S. Sztajzel, J.A. Alibegovic, P.T.T. Trindade, K.S. Sievert, R.S. Sztajzel, K.O.L. Lovbad, U.S. Sigwart, V.V. Verin, E.C. Camenzind, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
 418
14:30 TRANSCATHETER CLOSURE OF PERIMEMBRANOUS VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS USING UMBRELLA DEVICES
R.P. Handke, C. Jux, D. Schranz, M.B.E. Schneider, The Children’s Heart Center St. Augustin, St. Augustin, Germany
 419
14:45 MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH RIGHT ISOMERISM OF THE ATRIAL APPENDAGE
M.H. Wu, J.K. Wang, M.T. Lin, E.T. Wu, S.N. Chiu, C.A. Chen, Y.S. Chen, C.I. Chang, I.S. Chiu, H.C. Lue, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
 420
15:00 PERCUTANEOUS DOUBLE STENT ATRIAL SEPTOSTOMY
G. Marti, B. Garcia, F. Gran, J. Girona, J. Angel, Vall Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
 421
15:15 CEREBRAL INJURY IN NEONATAL CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS AND DEEP HYPOTHERMIC CIRCULATORY ARREST: A PROTEOMIC STUDY
A.M. Sheikh, C. Barrett, N. Villamizar, O. Alzate, S. Miller, J. Shelburne, A. Lodge, J. Lawson, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
 422
15:30 COMPLICATIONS OF NONCOMPACTION OF THE LEFT VENTRICULAR MYOCARDIUM IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
C. Lilje, V. Rázek, J.J. Joyce, T. Rau, B.F. Finckh, F. Weiss, C.R. Habermann, J.C. Rice, J. Weil, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, and Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
 423
15:45 ARRHYTHMIA BURDEN IN ADULTS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN A LEVEL 2 IN A GROWN-UP CONGENITAL HEART (GUCH) CENTRE
P. A. Felix, S. Howard, L.J. Freeman, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, United Kingdom
 424
16:00 WARM SURGERY FOR TOTAL ANOMALPULMONARY VENOUS RETURN
Y.D. Durandy
, S. Hulin, Yves Durandy Institut Jacques Cartier, Massy, France
 425
16:15 USE OF THE GENESIS-XD STENT TO TREAT PULMONARY ARTERY STENOSIS AND OBSTRUCTION TO RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW IN INFANTS
D.R. Turner, Z. Amin, W.E.  Hellenbrand, J.M. Ringwald, T.E.Fagen, T.J. Forbes, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
 427
16:30 MATERNAL HYPERGLYCEMIA IMPROVES FETAL CARDIAC FUNCTION
M.R. Schmidt, M. Smerup, S.B. Kristiansen, H.E. Botker, O. Schmitz, V. Hjortdal, K. Sorensen, A.N. Redington, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
 428
16:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
14:00 - 16:30   HALL D
 

S60     Session
VASCULAR BIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH
Chairpersons:    U. Forstermann, Mainz, Germany 
                        T. Malinski, Athens, OH, USA

 
14:00 ESSENTIAL ROLE OF MAST CELLS IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS 
J. Sun, G.K. Sukhova, P.J. Wolters, P. Libby, R.W. Thompson, G.P. Shi,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
 429
14:15 NEUTRALIZATION OF IL-18 INHIBITS BALLOON INJURY-INDUCED NEOINTIMAL FORMATION
P. Maffia
, G. Grassia, P. Di Meglio, R. Carnuccio, L. Berrino, P. Garside, A. Ianaro, A Ialenti, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
 430
14:30 INCREASED VASCULAR CONTRACTILITY IN ISOLATED VESSELS FROM CIGARETTE SMOKING RATS IS MEDIATED BY BASAL ENDOTHELIN RELEASE
M.M. Rahman, S. Elmi, T.K.H. Chang, N.Bai, N.A. Sallam, V.S. Lemos, F. Moien-Afshari, I. Laher, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
 431
14:45 DIMETHYL SULFOXIDE INHIBITS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS ACTIVATION: A POTENTIAL TREATMENT STRATEGY FOR DRUG-ELUTING STENTS
G.G. Camici, J. Steffel, A. Akhmedov, C.M. Matter, Z. Yang, I. Sudano, T.F. Luscher, F.C. Tanner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
 432
15:00 LEVEL AND VALUE OF CIRCULATING ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN PATIENTS AFTER ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
H.K. Yip
, L.T. Chang, W.N. Chang, C.H. Lu, C.W. Liou, M.Y. Lan, J.S. Liu, A.A. Youssef, H.W. Chang, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Taiwan-R.O.C.
 433
15:15 INCREASED ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND THIL-17 INFILTRATES IN INTERLEUKIN-18 (IL-18) DEFICIENT APOLIPOPROTEIN E-KNOCKOUT MICE FED HIGH-FAT DIET
N. Pejnovic, A.  Vratimos, D. Popadic, S.H. Lee, K. Takeda, S Akira, W.L. Chan,
Queen Mary University London, London, UK
 434
15:30 THE GREEN TEA FLAVANOID EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE INHIBITS ENDOTHELIAL TISSUE FACTOR EXPRESSION
E.W. Holy, A. Akhmedov, T.F. Lscher, F.C. Tanner,
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
 435
15:45 PRAVASTATIN IMMUNOMODULATES INTERLEUKIN 6 (IL-6) AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP) IN CORONARY BYPASS 
C.E. Caorsi, F. Pineda, C. Munoz, Clinica Las Condes, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile 
 437
16:00 ADIPONECTIN SPECIFICALLY INCREASED TISSUE INHIBITOR OF METALLOPROTEINASE-1 THROUGH INTERLEUKIN-10 EXPRESSION IN HUMAN MONOCYTE-DERIVED MACROPHAGES
M. Kumada, S. Kihara, N. Ouchi, Y. Okamoto, K. Ohashi, K. Maeda, K. Kishida, N. Maeda, T. Funahashi, Y. Matsuzawa, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
 439
16:15 CAFFEIC ACID PHENETHYL ESTER INHIBITS ENDOTHELIAL TISSUE FACTOR EXPRESSION
S. Largiader, A. Akhmedov, C. Gebhard, G. Camici, T.F. Luescher, F.C. Tanner, Cardiovascular Research, Physiology Institute and Center for Integrative Human Physiology, Zurich, Switzerland
 440
16:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
16:15 - 18:30   HALL A
 

PL15    Plenary Session
ENDOTHELIAL BIOMEDICINE, OXIDATIVE STRESS
Chairpersons:    S.J. Lin, Taipei, Taiwan 
                        P.K. Singal, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 
16:15 DECREASE IN IL-10/TNF-alpha RATIO AND INCREASE IN OXIDATIVE STRESS IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
S. Dhingra, A.K. Sharma, H. Lou, K. Kaur
, P.K. Singal, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
 441
16:30 OXIDATIVE STRESS, INFLAMMATION AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS: THE ROLE OF HUMAN ANTIGEN R AND TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 4  (Invited Lecture)
S.J. Lin
, F. Lin, J.W. Chen, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
 442
16:45 NITRIC OXIDE/NITROXIDATIVE STRESS IMBALANCE IN THE FAILING HEART - A NANOMEDICAL APPROACH (Invited Lecture)
T. Malinski, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
 443
17:00 VASCULAR OXIDATIVE STRESS: RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PRO- AND ANTIOXIDANT ENZYME SYSTEMS
U. Forstermann,
 Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
 444
17:15

THE BIOLOGY OF ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS (Invited Lecture)
H.S. Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

 445
17:30 ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: READY FOR THE CLINICIAN USE? (Invited Lecture)
P. Perrone Filardi, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
 446
17:45 REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES AND NEOVASCULARIZATION (Invited Lecture)
M. Ushio-Fukai, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
 447
18:00 OXIDATIVE STRESS AND EXTRACELLULAR SOD IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
T. Fukai, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
 448
18:15 FLOW-MEDIATED DILATION AND ARTERIAL STIFFNESS: ARE REALLY USEFUL CLINICAL INDICES? (Invited Lecture)
S. Koulouris, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
 449
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
16:45 - 19:15   HALL C
 

S61     Session
NEW APPROACHES TO SURGICAL REVASCULARIZATION, SURGERY FOR LV DYSFUNCTION, CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION   
Chairpersons:    Y. Naka, New York, NY, USA
                        
H.J.
Schaefers, Hamburg, Germany

 
16:45 HARVESTING THE SAPHENOUS VEIN WITH SURROUNDING TISSUE FOR CABG PROVIDES LONG-TERM GRAFT PATENCY COMPARABLE TO THE LEFT INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY: RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED LONGITUDINAL TRIAL
D.S. Souza, B. Johansson, L. Bojo, R. Karlsson, H. Geijer, D. Filbey, L. Bodin, M. Arbeus, M.R. Dashwood, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
 451
17:00 OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS BRIDGED TO HEART TRANSPLANTATION WITH VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES
Z. Abrahams, W. Mullens, H.N. Skouri, M. Hanna, D.O. Taylor, R.C. Starling, N.G. Smedira, G.V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 452
17:15 PROPENSITY ANALYSIS OF SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS HAVING CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY WITH RADIAL ARTERY GRAFTS 
W. Cheng, M.A. De Robertis, J. Mirocha, L.S. Czer, R.M. Kass, G.P. Fontana, S.S. Raissi, A. Trento, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 453
17:30 THE IMPORTANCE OF DIABETES AND RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN HEMODYNAMICALLY COMPROMISING REJECTION
F. Haddad, P. Fisher, G. Berry, M. Perlroth, D. Weisshaar, H. Valantine, R.C. Robbins, S.A. Hunt, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
 454
17:45 COGNITIVE OUTCOMES IN HIGH-RISK PATIENTS 1 YEAR AFTER OFF-PUMP VERSUS ON-PUMO CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING (CABG)
B.O. Jensen, L.S. Rasmussen, D.A. Steinbruchel, The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen Denmark
 455
18:00 20 H PRESERVATION OF ISOLATED HEARTS PERFUSED AT LOW FLOW WITH AIR-SATURATED LIFOR SOLUTION AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
D.F. Stowe, J.S. Heisner, A.K.S. Camara, M. Aldakkak, D.R. Harder, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
 456
18:15 ROBOTIC ATTACK IN VASCULAR SURGERY
P. Stadler, P. Vitasek, P. Matous, L. Dvoracek, Na Homolce Hospital, Praha, Czech Republic 
 457
18:30 ROBOTIC TOTALLY ENDOSCOPIC CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS AND PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION. HYBRID REVASCULARIZATION FOR MULTIVESSEL CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
M.R. Katz, F. Van Praet, D. de Canniere, D. Murphy, L. Siwek, S. Srivastava, U. Seshadri-Kreaden, G. Friedrich, J. Bonatti, Bon Secours Heart &Vascular Institute, Richmond, VA, USA
 458
18:45 LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IMPROVES EARLY AFTER "OFF PUMP" CORONARY BYPASS (OPCAB) SURGERY
N. Shaik, G. Ashrith, C. Bavare, A.E. Denktas, S.M. Sdringola, O. Rosales, F. Fuentes, H.A. Anderson, R.W.Smalling, G.V. Letsou, University of Texas Medical School and Herman Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX, USA
 460
19:00 TOTALLY ENDOSCOPIC CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING USING THE DAVINCI TELEMANIPULATION SYSTEM – WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED AFTER MORE THAN 100 CASES?
J. Bonatti
, T. Schachner, N. Bonaros, A. Oehlinger, E. Ruetzler, G. Feuchtner, C. Kolbitsch, G. Friedrich, O. Pachinger, G. Laufer, Innsbruck Medical University Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austria
 461

   

 

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