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Sunday,
July 27, 2008
Monday,
July 28, 2008
Tuesday,
July 29, 2008
Oral Presentations Oral Presentations Oral Presentations
Poster Sessions Poster Sessions Poster Sessions


Monday, July 28, 2008

8:30 - 12:30  

 POSTER HALL

Board No.

 

Abstract No.

 

POS 301       Poster Session
NEW
DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES

 
 

FUTURE OF DECISION SUPPORT FOR CORONARY INTERVENTIONS BASED ON MULTISCALE BIOPHYSICAL MODELS
J.A. Spaan, J. van den Wijngaard, P. van Horssen, J. Baan, J.J. Piek, M. Siebes, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 
 

CLINICAL VALIDATION OF A NEW 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE JUDGEMENT OF CORONARY ARTERY STENOSES
B.S.H. Schertel-Gruenler, J. Brachmann, H. Rittger, Klinikum Coburg, Coburg, Germany

 
 

EXERCISE ECG TESTING VERSUS CARDIOGONIOMETRY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
M. Schupbach , P. Loretan, B. Meier, E. Sanz, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France

 
 

A-V DELAY VERSUS CARDIAC OUTPUT MEASURED WITH THORAX BIOIMPEDANCE MONITOR
V. Vondra, J. Halamek, I. Viscor, P. Jurak, M. Novak, J. Lipoldova,
Institute of Scientific Instruments, Brno, Czech Republic

 
 

HYPEREMIC AVERAGE PEAK VELOCITY AS A PREDICTOR OF LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN LOW CORONARY FLOW RESERVE IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHY CARDIOMYOPATHY 
J.H. Koh, M.Y. Kim, D.K. Jo, J.H. Kim, Kwandong University, Goyang, South Korea

 
 

SIGNIFICANCE OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION IN 2-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE ANGINA WITH NORMAL LEFT VENTRICULAR (LV) REGIONAL WALL MOTION AND NORMAL LV SYSTOLIC FUNCTION
S.H. Her, S.W. Jin, D.B. Kim, H.D. Kim, H.J. Yoon, J.M. Lee, P.J. Kim, H.O. Jung, W.S Chung, K.B. Seung, The Catholic University, Seoul, Korea

 

 

 

POS 302      Poster Session
VASCULAR BIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH

 
 

ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS DERIVED FROM WHARTON'S JELLY IN HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD REDUCE NEOINTIMAL FORMATION AFTER VASCULAR INJURY 
S.H. Wang, S.J Lin, J.C Shih, C.L Chien, C.C Wu, Y.L Chen,
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

 
 

STIMULATION OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE LEADS TO ATTENUATE CARDIAC FIBROSIS IN PRESSURE-OVERLOADED RAT HEART
T. Tsuruda, H. Masuyama, J. Kato, T. Imamura, K. Hatakeyama, Y. Asada, K. Kitamura, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan

 
 

IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL ANTI-ATHEROSCLEROTIC EFFECTS OF CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID IN VASCULAR CELLS
S.E. McClelland, C.M. Cox, D.J. Fitzgerald, O.A. Belton, UCD Conway Institute, UCD, Dublin, Ireland

 
 

ENHANCED EXPRESSION OF PODOPLANIN IN ADVANCED ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES IS INVOLVED IN CORONARY THROMBUS FORMATION IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
K. Hatakeyama, Y. Kato, M.K. Kaneko, T. Ishikawa, K. Nishihira, Y. Shibata, K.S. Inoue, Y. Ozaki, Y. Asada, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan

 
 

PLEIOTROPIC GENE MODULATION BY ALDOSTERONE IN THE HUMAN ENDOTHELIAL CELL
P. Mirshahi, A. Berthaut, E. Ducros, J. Soria, M. Mirshahi,
Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France

 

 

 

POS 303     Poster Session
PHARMACOLOGIC MODULATION OF VASCULAR-ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION

 
 

EVALUATION OF THE ANTI VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR (VWF) ANTIBODY GBR 600 IN A BABOON MODEL OF ARTERIAL THROMBOSIS
S. Hou, J. Roodt, S. Lamprecht, M. Meiring, P. Badenhorst, H. Mottl,
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 
 

EVALUATION OF THE ANTI VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR (VWF) ANTIBODY GBR 599 IN A RAT MODEL OF ARTERIAL THROMBOSIS
H. Mottl, L. Lan, J. Pinkstaff, X. Fan, E. Lazarides, S. Hou, C. Woods, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

 

 

 

POS 304     Poster Session
ADVANCES IN CARDIAC SURGERY

 
  MIXED ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS AFFORDS PROTECTION TO THE HUMAN HEART EXPOSED TO CARDIOPLEGIC ARREST REDUCING MYOCYTE CELL LOSS AND EXERTING FAVORABLE METABOLIC AND HEMODYNAMIC EFFECTS
C. Chen-Scarabelli, J. Di Rezze, Z. Yuan, E. Kuizon, G.M Scarabelli, G. Spears, L. Saravolatz, T.M. Scarabelli, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI, USA
 
 

GENDER AND BODY SURFACE AREA ARE NOT PREDICTIVE OF IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT SURGERY
C. Chen-Scarabelli, G. Faggian, F. Santini, G. Petrilli, M. Iafrancesco, J. D. Rezze, G.M. Scarabelli, T.M. Scarabelli, A. Mazzucco, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI, USA

 
 

RESULTS OF ON-PUMP BEATING HEART CABG IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS
S. Christiansen
, A. Hoffman, R. Autschbach, University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany

 
 

PULMONARY ARTERY PRESSURE AS A PREDICTOR OF POST-OPERATIVE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CARDIAC SURGERY (PAAF STUDY)
N. Sansanayudh
, S. Chockchai, P. Tasukon, P. Laothavorn, C. Piamsomboon, S. Sanguanwong, C. Naksawadi, P. Uerojanaungkul, W. Tiyanon, V. Pinphanichakarn, Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

 
 

MODIFIED CLOSED CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS TECHNIQUE PERFORMED WITH MODIFIED ULTRAFILTRATION TO REDUCE INVASIVENESS FOR LOW-WEIGHT PATIENTS
S. Takabayashi, H. Shimpo, K. Yokoyama, Y. Mitani, Y. Komada, Mie University, Tsu, Mie, Japan

 
 

RIGHT CORONARY REVASCULARIZATION BY CORONARY-CORONARY BY-PASS
A.A. Korkmaz, B. Onan, B. Tamtekin, K. Oral, V. Aytekin, C. Bakay, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

 
 

THE EFFECT OF PREOPERATIVE ASPIRIN USE ON POSTOPERATIVE BLEEDING AND PERIOPERATIVE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY
A.F. Fazelifar, H.R. Bonakdar, M.H. Ghaffarinejad, S.M. Shirvani, F. Noohi, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran

 
 

OPEN HEART SURGERY IN NIGERIA 
J.C. Eze, N. Ezemba, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

 

 

 

POS 305      Poster Session
INTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION / IMPLANTABLE ANTIARRHYTHMIC DEVICES / PACING

 
 

BARRIERS FOR IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS IN AN ACADEMIC CENTER: ARE WE MISSING ELIGIBLE PATIENTS?
S.R. Natan
, L. Immordino, D. Whellan, A.J. Greenspon, D. Frisch, B.B. Pavri, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 
 

PREVENTION OF DIAPHRAGM STIMULATION DURING BIVENTRICULAR PACING WITH LONG LEFT VENTRICULAR PULSE
A. Roka, S. Szilagyi, L. Geller, B. Merkely, E. Zima, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

 
 

BIVENTRICULAR ICD EXPERIENCE IN THE OVERAGE POPULATION
P.E. Zambito, J.D. Fisher, K.J. Ferrick, S.G. Kim, J.A. Gross, D.A. Krumerman, E.C. Palma, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

 
 

BETA BLOCKERS, ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS OR ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKERS, AND STATINS REDUCE MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATORS
H.M. Lai, W.S. Aronow, A. Kruger, H. Desai, H. Amin, W.H. Frishman, M. Cohen, C. Sorbera, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

 
 

PULSE AMPLITUDE AND PACEMAKER LONGEVITY GAIN- 12 MONTHS LATER
N. Zlatanovik, S. Kedev, N. Gjorgov, A. Georgiev, B. Gjeorgievska, D. Kovacevik, I. Trajkov, V. Boskov, Cardiology Clinic, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

 
 

TELEMONITORING OF PACEMAKER / ICD PATIENTS: INVESTIGATION OF TECHNOLOGIC POSSIBILITIES OF HOME MONITORING IN HUNGARY
E. Zima, G. Szucs, T. Barany, T. Palmai, L. Molnar, T. Balazs, A. Nagy, L. Geller, B. Merkely, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

 
 

QRS DURATION VS. CARDIAC OUTPUT DURING BIVENTRICULAR PACING: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE BIPACS TRIAL
M.E. Spotnitz, M. Richmond, T.A. Quinn, S.E. Cabreriza, A. Whyte, C.A. Albright, A.D. Weinberg, J.M. Dizon, H.M. Spotnitz, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

 

 

 

POS 306      Poster Session
PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN THE HEALTHY ADULT AND CHILD

 
 

VITAMIN D – AN UNDER APPRECIATED NOVEL CARDIAC RISK FACTOR
A.S. Volgman, D. Mookherjee, J. Spector, J. Mathien, L. Braun, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

 
 

VEGETARIAN AND NON-VEGETARIAN DIET IN TEENAGERS IN RELATION TO CARDIOVASCULAR AND MOTOR FITNESS
A. Bajaj, S. Dhingra, A.K. Sharma, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

 
 

DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AND PRO-INFLAMMATORY PARAMETERS (HSCRP, IL-6) IN EARLY STAGES OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS
R. Azar, R.P. Nolan, D.E. Stewart, University Health Network (UHN), University of Toronto, ON, Canada

 
 

DIAGNOSIS OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS BY PULSE WAVE VELOCITY
T. Kurosu, K. Shimizu, K. Nakamura, K. Hirano, M. Suzuki, J. Suzuki, T. Tomaru, Toho University Medical Center, Sakura, Chiba, Japan

 
 

EFFECT OF SHORT-TERM CARDIAC REHABILITATION ON THE COURSE OF ILLNESS OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
N. Elahi, S. Davodvand, M. Ahmadi, M. Kardani, Ahvaz Jondishapour Medical Science University, Iran

 

 

 

POS 307      Poster Session
MISCELLANEOUS

 
 

PRIMARY CARDIAC PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA, A VERY UNUSUAL CARDIAC TUMOR
G.L. Knop , R.A. Margaria, Argentina Clinic, General Pico, La Pampa. Argentina

 
 

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY AND NONINVASIVE TESTING: MYTH OR REALITY?
A. Niraj, V. Veeranna, J. Pradhan, P.V. Vaitkevicius, L. Afonso, H. Fakhry,
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

 
 

EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE-SETS RESISTANCE TRAINING ON CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES
C.K.C. Sa, A.M. Costa, A. Martins, A.M. Mendonca, S. Garcia, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Bahia, Brazil

 
 

 

 
 

POS 308      Poster Session
SECONDARY PREVENTION PROGNOSIS, RISK STRATIFICATION, CARDIAC REHAB

 
 

ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS FOLLOWING EXERCISE TRAINING IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
F. Manfredini, G.M. Rigolin, A.M. Malagoni, L. Catizone, S. Mandini, E. Mauro, S. Soffritti, B. Boari, P. Zamboni, R. Manfredini, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

 
 

ALBUMNINURIA, THE GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE, AND ANGIOGRAPHICALLY DETERMINED CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
P. Rein, C.H. Saely, L. Risch, S. Beer, A. Vonbank, M. Woess, C. Boehnle, V. Jankovic, U. Neyer, H. Drexel, VIVIT Institute, Feldkirch, Austria

 
 

CHANGE IN MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS AMONG PATIENTS WITH OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN CARDIAC REHABILITATION SETTING
M. Saidi, F. Gerami, A.A. Rashidi, P. Ezati, K. Visi, M. Nalini, S. Rambarzin, F. Najafi, A. Sorosh, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

 
 

 

 
14:00 - 18:00    
Board No.

 

 POSTER HALL

 

POS 401      Poster Session
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE / HEART VALVE SURGERY - ADULT

 
 

A NEW TISSUE DOPPLER BASED DIASTOLIC TIME INTERVAL PREDICTS RAISED PULMONARY WEDGE PRESSURE IN MITRAL VALVE DISEASE
V. Chaturvedi, S. Seth, A. Roy, V.K. Bahl, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

 
 

REDO AVR CAN BE PERFORMED WITH AN ACCEPTABLE PERIOPERATIVE RISK
S. Christiansen, M. Schmid, R. Autschbach, University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany

 
 

REDO VERSUS FIRST PERCUTANEOUS BALLOON MITRAL VALVOTOMY FOR MITRAL STENOSIS: RESULTS AND FACTORS RELATED TO TIME TO REDO PROCEDURE
O.A. Rifaie, M.I. Mohamad, M.M.Helmi, M.M. Elbiali, AinShams University, Cairo, Egypt

 
 

MITRAL ANNULUS CALCIFICATION IS INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ALL CAUSE MORTALITY
C. Manrique, A. Martinez, M.A. Rahman, H.A. Guima, M.R. Movahed, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA

 
 

SEASONAL VARIATION IN OCCURRENCE OF AORTIC DISEASES: SUMMER LOW OR WINTER HIGH?
R. Salmi, B. Boari, M. Gallerani, E. Bossone, S. Mandini,  A.M. Malagoni, F. Mascoli, P. Zamboni, F. Manfredini, R. Manfredini, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy 

 
 

DAY-OF-WEEK VARIABILITY IN THE OCCURRENCE AND OUTCOME OF AORTIC DISEASES
R. Salmi, B. Boari, M. Gallerani, E. Bossone, A.M. Malagoni, S. Mandini, F. Mascoli, P. Zamboni, F. Manfredini, R. Manfredini, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

 
 

LONGTERM OUTCOMES FOR REVASCULARIZATION AND VALVULAR CARDIAC SURGERY IN OCTOGENARIAN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
R.K. Chaturvedi, B. DeVarennes, K. Lachapelle, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

 
 

RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE IN SCHOOL CHILDREN : AN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC STUDY
K.L. Periwal, R B. Panwar, B.K. Gupta, P.C. Khatri, V.B. Singh, S. Raja, R. Gupta, S. P Medical College, Bikaner Rajasthan, India

 

 

 

POS 402      Poster Session
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH

 
 

PKC-Ĺ SUBUNIT RELOCATES TO THE MOTOCHONDRIA IN UROCORTIN-POSITIVE CARDIAC MYOCYTES OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING ON-PUMP CARDIAC SURGERY
J.D. Rezze, C. Chen-Scarabelli, Z. Yuan, E. Kuizon, G.M. Scarabelli, G. Spears, L. Saravolatz, T.M. Scarabelli, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

 
 

EFFECTS OF EPO ADMINISTRATION ON THE GENE EXPRESSION OF PERIPHERAL BLOOD CELLS IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION SHOWS DIFFERENCES IN APOPTOTIC, INFLAMMATORY AND ANGIOGENIC PATHWAYS
N. Marziliano, M. Grasso, E. Porcu, A. Pilotto, M. Ferrario, M. Diegoli, L. Tavazzi, E. Arbustini, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

 

 

 

POS 403      Poster Session
HYPERTENSION: BASIC AND CLINICAL

 
 

LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND HYPERTENSION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY IN HEALTHY TEENAGERS
M.R. Movahed, A. Martinez, S. Bates, S. Sattur, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA

 
 

NORMALIZED DYNAMIC BLOOD PRESSURE PARAMETERS - ADDITIONAL MARKER OF HYPERTENSION RISK
P. Jurak, J. Halamek, V. Vondra, P. Leinveber, P. Frana, M. Plachy, M .Soucek, T. Kara, Institute of Scientific Instruments, Brno, Czech Republic

 
  A LOW E/A RATIO AND A PROTRACTED ISOVOLUMETRIC RELAXATION TIME PREDICT CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION
C. Esis, M. Bracho, E. Silva, A. Gonzalez, S. Briceno, Universidad del Zulia, IECTAS, Maracaibo, Venezuela
 
 

THE EFFECTS OF ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE DRUGS ON DIASTOLIC AND SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION IN CHINESE
Y.F. Han, X.H. Fan, K. Sun, W.J. Li, X.J. Wang, J.Z. Cheng, Y.S. Zhen, Y. Zheng, X. Yang, R.T. Hui, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

 
 

FIXED DOSE PERINDOPRIL AND AMLODIPINE IN HYPERTENSION INADEQUATELY MANAGED WITH COMBINATION TREATMENT
H.P. Thacker, Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 

 

 

POS 404      Poster Session
MODIFICATION OF LIPOPROTEINS AND CORONARY DISEASE

 
 

LIPID PREDICTORS OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS IN STATIN-TREATED CORONARY PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES
H. Drexel,
S. Aczel, A. Vonbank, C.H. Saely, VIVIT Institute, Feldkirch, Austria

 
 

EFFECT AND TOLERABILITY OF EXTENDED RELEASE FORM OF NICOTINIC ACID IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MIXED DYSLIPIDEMIA
S.H. Kim, J.H. Zo, M.A. Kim, H.S. Kim, H.L. Lee, Seoul Metropolitan Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea

 
 

LDL-APHERESIS AND THE ACUTE REDUCTION OF INFLAMMATORY HDL-C
P.M. Moriarty, J.M. Belmont, A. Kumar, I. Opole, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA

 
 

NON-HDL, WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE VS. TRIGLYCERIDE, WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IN DETECTING HIGH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK
D. Joshi, J. Liu, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

 

 

 

POS 406    Poster Session
SECONDARY PREVENTION, PROGNOSIS, RISK STRATIFICATION, CARDIAC REHAB

 
 

DIFFERENCES IN FACTORS AFFECTING CARDIAC REHABILITATION REFERRAL BY PHYSICIAN SPECIALTY
S.L. Grace, K. Grewal, D.E. Stewart, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

 
 

KEY ROLE OF LOW HDL CHOLESTEROL FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME WITH INFLAMMATION IN CORONARY PATIENTS
P. Rein, C.H. Saely, S. Beer, A. Vonbank, M. Woess, C. Boehnel, V. Jankovic, H. Drexel,
VIVIT Institute, Feldkirch, Austria

 
  CARDIOVASCULAR STRAIN IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE. A STUDY WITH NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
F. Manfredini, M. Felisatti, A.M. Malagoni, S. Mandini, R. Manfredini, F. Mascoli, P. Zamboni, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
 
 

CHANGES OF TREATMENT GAP IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN THE PATIENTS WITH CORONARY HEART DISEASE
S.H. Kim, J.D. Sung, K.H. Han, Y.K. Kim, D.S. Lim, D.H. Choi, Y.D. Kim, S.C. Chae, S.H. Baek, H.S. Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 
 

THE BENEFITS OF ATORVASTATIN IN PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC STROKE
N.N. Kipshidze, S.D. Chumburidze , N.G. Ninua, The National Center of Therapy, Tbilisi, Georgia

 
 

ARE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS DIFFERENT IN OLD WOMEN AND MEN?
D. Pop, D. Zdrenghea, A. Sitar –Taut, M. Cebanu, D. Colcear, University Of Medicine And Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 
  DO TRADITIONAL CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS FACTORS PREDICT EXTENT OF ANGIOGRAPHIC STENOSIS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS? 
V. Veeranna, J. Pradhan, A. Niraj, H. Fakhry, L. Afonso, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
 
 

CORONARY HEART DISEASE RISK IN SCHIZOPHRENIC AND SCHIZOAFFECTIVE INPATIENTS WITH METABOLIC SYNDROME
S. Kaushik, A. Khan, S. Kaushik, J.P. Lindenmayer, Nathan Kline Institute, Orangeburg, NY, USA

 
 

RECURRENCE RATE AFTER REVASCULARIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH UNSTABLE AND STABLE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE    
K.V. Korzhenevskaya, I.T. Abesadze, M.Z. Alugishvili, E.V. Kuleshova, M.N. Prokudina, P.S. Kozlov, E.S. Klokova, A.V. Panov, Almasov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

 
 

CONTRAST INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS UNDERGOING DRUG ELUTING STENT IMPLANTATION
A. Varma, D.L. Appleton, A. Nusca, M.J. Lipinski, E. Goudreau, M.J. Cowley, M. Wittkamp, A. Abbate, G. Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

 
 

USE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS A DEPRESSION TREATMENT IN CARDIAC PATIENTS
S.L. Grace, C. Tam, R.R. Reid, K. Williamson, D.E. Stewart, York University, Heslington, York, UK

 
 

ASSOCIATION OF CAROTID INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN ADULTS
R. Hernandez, M. Armas, D. Garcia, O. Suarez, J. Moreno, L. Mendoza, C. Pargas, M. Martinez, E. Macrobio, V. Perez, Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado University, Lara, Venezuela

 
 

PROGNOSIS OF EARLY POST-INFARCTION ANGINA
P. Erceg, N. Despotovic, D.P. Milosevic, M. Davidovic, Gerontology Department, City Hospital Center, Belgrade, Serbia

 
 

ANTIOXIDANT MARKERS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN AZOREAN SUBJECTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
R. Ferin, C. Gomes, A.R. Castro, D. Martins, V. Santos, M.C. Santos, P.A. Lopes, J. Baptista, A.M. Viegas-Crespo, M.L. Pavao, CIRN, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

 

 

 

POS 407      Poster Session
PRACTICE GUIDELINES, COST CONTAINMENT

 
 

EFFECT OF NURSE MANAGED CLINIC ON READMISSION IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE
H. Farsidi, M. NIkparvar, A. Karbasi, S. Salehi, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbass, Iran

 
 

RESIDUAL RISK: IS PAYMENT FOR SERVICE ACHIEVING RISK FACTOR CONTROL IN PATIENTS WITH CHD?
P.R. Gajendragadkar,
K. Carver, K.K. Ray, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

 

 

 

POS 408      Poster Session
ANTITHROMBOTIC AND ANTIPLATELET ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY FOR PTCA

 
 

AN INTERACTION BETWEEN STATINS AND CLOPIDOGREL ¨C A PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY COHORT STUDY WITH TIME-DEPENDENT ANALYSIS
A. Blagojevic, J.A.C. Delaney, N. Dendukuri, J.F. Boivin, J.M. Brophy, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

 
 

SAFETY OF ENOXAPERIN VERSUS UNFRACTIONATED HEPARIN IN ELECTIVE PCI
M.J. ZibaeeNezhad, M.J. ZibaeeNezhad Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz, Iran

 

 

 

POS 411      Poster Session
PHARMACOLOGIC STRESS TESTING - ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

 
 

EXERCISE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TO EVALUATE PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CORONARY ARTERY STENOSIS
S. Moustafa,
S. Lessard, C. Sauve, R. Amyot, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

 
 

DIFFERENCES IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC AND GRADED EXERCISE PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH LEFT ATRIAL ABNORMALITY
V. Ariyarajah, A. Raja, J. Fernandes, A. Khadem, I. Barac, S. Apiyasawat, D.H. Spodick, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 
 

SEVERITY OF CORONARY STENOSIS AND ISCHEMIA DETECTED BY DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
S. Moustafa, S. Lessard, C. Sauve, R. Amyot, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

 
 

APPROPRIATENESS OF USING STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND OTHER STRESS MODALITIES FOR EVALUATING SUSPECTED CORONARY ISCHEMIA IN PATIENTS PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE CHEST PAIN UNIT
E. Akhras, M. Abdul-Malek, N. Salem, J. Mccord, K. Ananthasubramaniam, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

 
 

ASSESSMENT OF RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN ACUTE COR PULMONALE BY STRAIN DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
A. Vitarelli, Y. Conde, S. D'Orazio, S. Stellato, G. Continanza, L. Capotosto, O. Dettori, C.Terzano, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

 

 

 

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