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

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
08:30 - 11:15   HALL A
  PL17        Plenary Session
NEW HORIZONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE
Chairpersons:    R.E. Hobbs, Cleveland, OH, USA
                        J.N. Nanas, Athens, Greece
 
8:30 THE ROLE OF HEART FAILURE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND OUTCOMES (Invited Lecture)
A. Ducharme, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 542
8:45 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN RENAL FAILURE: WHAT´S NEW? (Invited Lecture)
R.R. Wenzel, Clinic of Internal Medicine Cardiology & Nephrology – Cardiovascular Research, Austria
 543
9:00 AQUARETIC AGENTS IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
R.E. Hobbs, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 544
9:15 INOTROPES IN ADVANCED HEART FAILURE. A MINORITY OPINION (Invited Lecture)
J.N. Nanas, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
 545
9:30 THE (PRO)RENIN RECEPTOR: A NEW ADDITION TO THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM? (Invited Lecture)
A.H.J. Danser, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 546
9:45 CHANGING PARADIGMS OF CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS (Invited Lecture)
H.K. Reddy, R.C. Komatireddy, D.J. Voelker, G. Bhatt, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
 547
10:00 THE IMPACT OF BETA BLOCKERS ON CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
A. Tamura, Oita University, Yufu, Japan
 548
10:15 METABOLIC THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
G. Rosano, IRCCS San Raffaele Roma, Italy
 549
10:30 THE ROLE OF TGF-BETA SIGNALING IN HEALING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTS – MECHANISTIC CONCEPTS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS (Invited Lecture)
N.G. Frangogiannis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
 550
10:45 METABOLIC MODULATION IN HEART FAILURE: HOPE OR HYPE? (Invited Lecture)
W.H. Tang, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
 551
11:00 LONG-TERM TRIMETAZIDINE TREATMENT REDUCES MORTALITY AND IMPROVES CLINICAL STATUS OF PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
P. Di Napoli, P. Di Giovanni, M.A. Gaeta, G. D'Apolito, S. De Iorio, A. Barsotti, Dept. of Cardiology, Casa di Cura Villa Pini d’Abruzzo, Chieti, Italy
 552
11:15 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
08:30 - 11:15   HALL B
  PL18     Plenary Session
CARDIOPROTECTIVE MECHANISMS IN MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA
Chairpersons:    W. Laskey, Albuquerque, NM, USA 
                        C. Szabo, Seattle, WA, USA
 
8:30 PEPTIDE-INDUCED CARDIOPROTECTION - INSIGHTS INTO NOVEL MECHANISMS (Invited Lecture)
C.L. Wainwright, S.K. Walsh, K.A. Kane, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
 553
8:45 ROLE OF PROTEIN KINASE C IN REPERFUSION ARRHYTHMIAS (Invited Lecture)
M. Boutjdir, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine, NY, USA
 554
9:00 ISCHEMIC PRE-AND POST-CONDITIONING: CLINICALLY RELEVANT OR NOT? (Invited Lecture)
W. Laskey, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 555
9:15 CYTOPROTECTIVE AND CARDIOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF HYDROGEN SULFIDE (Invited Lecture)
C. Szabo, Ikaria Inc, Seattle, WA, USA
 556
9:30 LIMITING MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY: PRECONDITIONING, POSTCONDITIONING AND BEYOND (Invited Lecture)
K. Przyklenk, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
 557
9:45 TEMPORARY CORONARY OCCLUSION DURING OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING WITH THE NEW POLOXAMER P047 DOES NOT CAUSE ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN EPICARDIAL CORONARY ARTERIES (Invited Lecture)
O. Bouchot, M.C. Aubin, M. Carrier, W.E. Cohn, L.P. Perrault,
Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada
 558
10:00 INSULIN-TRIGGERED CELL SURVIVAL SIGNALING AND ITS PROTECTION AGAINST MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA /REPERFUSION INJURY (Invited Lecture)
H.C. Wang, F. Gao,
Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China
 559
10:15 DNAZYMES IN THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
H.C. Lowe, L.M. Khachigian, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW, Centre for Vascular Research, NSW, Australia
 560
10:30 CARDIOPROTECTIVE ACTIONS OF ADIPONECTIN (Invited Lecture)
N. Ouchi, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
 561
10:45 THE NO-REFLOW PHENOMENON: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (Invited Lecture)
L. Galiuto, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
 562
11:00 MITOCHONDRIAL ATP-SENSITIVE POTASSIUM CHANNEL OPENING ATTENUATES POSTISCHEMIC MYOCARDIAL HYPEROXYGENATION
S. Zhou, B. Liu, X. Zhu, J.L. Zweier, G. He, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
 563
11:15 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
08:30 - 11:00   HALL D
  S64   Session
NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES
Chairpersons:    Y. Charuzi, Los Angeles, CA, USA
                        L. Czer, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
8:30 ACCURACY OF IN VIVO CORONARY PLAQUE MORPHOLOGY ASSESSMENT: A VALIDATION STUDY OF IN VIVO VIRTUAL HISTOLOGY COMPARED WITH IN VITRO HISTOPATHOLOGY
K. Nasu, E. Tsuchikane, O. Katoh, M. Terashima, T. Suzuki, Toyohashi Heart Center, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
 564
8:45 DELAYED ENHANCEMENT MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND END-DIASTOLIC WALL THICKNESS IN THE PREDICTION OF RECOVERY OF LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY
R. Krittayaphong, T. Boonyasirinant, P. Saiviroonporn, S. Nakyen, P. Thanapiboonpol, C. Kangkagate, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
 565
9:00 NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE USING CARDIOGONIOMETRY PERFORMED AT REST
M. Schupbach, B. Emese, P. Loretan, E. Sanz, B. Meier,
University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, Cardiogoniometry Research Laboratory, Zaziwil, Switzerland, Tiefenau Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, Pitie-Salpetriere University Hospital, Paris, France
 566
9:15 A NEW METHOD FOR THE NON-INVASIVE ASSESSMENT OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
H.J. Semler, J. McNames, S. Semler, Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon
 567
9:30 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS
A.M. Hutter Jr, W.B.  Abernathy, J.K. Choo, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. USA
 568
9:45 INCIDENCE OF SIGNIFICANT CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE WITH ZERO CALCIUM SCORES IN A DIVERSE PATIENT POPULATION WITH A CLINICAL SUSPICION OF ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: INCREMENTAL VALUE OF 64-SLICE CT CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY OVER CALCIUM SCAN
T.K. Jarreau, S. Khoobiar, A. Novic, R. Shoenfeld, M. Cohen, C. Chen, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
 569
10:00 MULTISLICE COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHIC ANGIOGRAPHY FOR EVALUATION OF CORONARY ARTERY LESION MORPHOLOGY AND RELATION TO CLINICAL PRESENTATION
G.J. Friedrich, S. Abbrederis, W. Koelli, F. Weidinger, H. Alber, J. Doerler, A. Suessenbacher, W. Grander, O. Pachinger, G.M. Feuchtner, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
 570
10:15 IS M-MODE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY A RELIABLE METHOD FOR V-V OPTIMIZATION DURING CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY?
H. Acosta, V.R. Pothula, D. Adams, A.D. Waggoner, Trinity Medical Center Rock Island IL, USA
 571
10:30 FRAGMENTED QRS IN BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK ON A 12-LEAD ECG PREDICTS MYOCARDIAL SCAR
H.S. Suradi, W. Maskoun, M.A. Michael, H. El Masry, M.K. Das, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
 572
10:45 SPECKLE TRACKING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (STE) - VARIABILITY AND REPRODUCIBILITY STUDY
K. Abozguia, G. Nallur Shivu, T.T. Phan, I. Ahmed, R.P. Steeds, M.P. Frenneaux, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
 573
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
11:15-14:00   HALL A
  PL19     Plenary Session
DEVICES AND SURGICAL THERAPIES FOR HEART FAILURE
Chairpersons:    M.R. Johnson, Madison, WI, USA
                       
C. Knosalla, Berlin, Germany   
 
11:15 BAROREFLEX ACTIVATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
H. Sabbah, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
 575
11:30 SURGICAL OPTIONS FOR END-STAGE HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
R. Hetzer, C. Knosalla, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
 576
12:00 HEART RETRANSPLANTATION: IS IT A VIABLE OPTION AND IF SO, WHEN? (Invited Lecture)
M.R. Johnson, K.D. Aaronson, C.E. Canter, J.K. Kirklin, D.M. Mancini, M.R. Mehra, B. Radovancevic, D.O. Taylor, S.A. Webber, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
 578
12:15 PEDIATRIC MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT: NEW DEVICES AND LATEST DEVELOPMENTS (Invited Lecture)
B.W. Duncan, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
 579
12:30 DONOR CARDIAC ALLOGRAFTS WITH MILD OR MODERATE LVH CAN BE SAFELY USED FOR TRANSPLANTATION
L. Czer, S. Goland, R. Siegel, J. Mirocha, M. De Robertis, J. Lee, B. Coleman, A. Trento, Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA  
 671
12:45 MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION OF HEART FAILURE AFTER CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY (Invited Lecture)
J.M. Aranda, Jr., University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
 580
13:00 ICD THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH ARRHYTHMOGENIC RIGHT VENTRICULAR CARDIOMYOPATHY (Invited Lecture)
F. Duru, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
 581
13:15 PATIENT SELECTION FOR LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE IMPLANTATION AN ENDLESSLY MOVING TARGET (Invited Lecture)
Y. Naka, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
 582
13:30 PERCUTANEOUS LEFT VENTRICULAR SUPPORT (Invited Lecture)
J.P.S. Henriques, K.D. Sjauw, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 583
13:45 CARDIAC RESINCHRONIZATION THERAPY IN PATIENTS WHO DO NOT CONFORM TO THE OFFICIAL GUIDELINES (Invited Lecture)
I.E. Ovsyshcher, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
 584
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007
11:15-13:45   HALL B
  PL20      Plenary Session
ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: EPIDEMIOLOGY, RISK ASSESSMENT AND NEW TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Chairpersons:    L.C.  Becker, Baltimore, MD, USA 
                       
U.
Thadani, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
 
11:15 TREATMENT OF STABLE ANGINA: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT IS NEW (Invited Lecture)
U. Thadani, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK  USA, Consultant Cardiologist, OU Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK  USA
 585
11:30 ASPIRIN RESISTANCE: FACT OR FALLACY? (Invited Lecture)
L.C. Becker, N. Faraday, J.E. Herrera-Galeano, L.R. Yanek, M.D. Fallin, T. Moy, A.F. Wilson, P.F. Bray, D.M. Becker, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
 586
11:45 SECONDARY PREVENTION OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE IN WOMEN (Invited Lecture)
V. Bittner, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
 587
12:00 HEART DISEASE IN AFRICA: IS THERE AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC TRANSITION (Invited Lecture)
P.J. Commerford, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
 588
12:15 PERSONALIZED PROGNOSIS FOR DECISION MAKING: ACTUALIZING THE FRAMINGHAM DREAM IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Invited Lecture)
E.H. Blackstone, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
 589
12:30 WHY DO MEN HAVE MORE HEART DISEASE THAN WOMEN? (Invited Lecture)
K.S. Channer, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, S Yorkshire, UK
 590
12:45 DEVICE MANAGEMENT OF REFRACTORY ANGINA: EFFECTIVE THERAPY OR WASTE OF TIME? (Invited Lecture)
G.W. Barsness, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
 591
13:00 EVIDENCE-BASED ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES FOR CVD (Invited Lecture)
M. Paul-Labrador, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 592
13:15 EFFECTIVENESS OF CARDIAC DRUGS IN WOMEN (Invited Lecture)
L. Pilote, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 594
13:30 BIOMARKERS IN UNSTABLE SYNDROMES
D. Tousoulis
,
Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
 


   

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