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     Final Program (as a pdf)
 

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

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
08:30 - 10:15   HALL A
  PL:07        Plenary Session
NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES, INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
Chairpersons:   S.D. Gertz, Jerusalem, Israel
                       J.F. Tanguay, Montreal, Canada
 
 
8:30

LONG-TERM SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF DRUG-ELUTING STENTS IN ONTARIO, CANADA (Invited Lecture)
J.V. Tu,
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

213
08:45

LOW LEVEL LASER IRRADIATION: THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL IN CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY (Invited Lecture)
S.D. Gertz, L. Gavish, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

214
09:00

INTRACORONARY PRESSURE AND FLOW VELOCITY: MECHANISTIC INSIGHT FROM LOOKING BEYOND MEANS (Invited Lecture)
M. Siebes, C. Kolyva, B.J. Verhoeff, J.J. Piek, J.A. Spaan, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

215
09:15

COMPUTERIZED GRADUAL ANGIOPLASTY – A NEW TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE OUTCOME OF CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY AND STENTING, RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (Invited Lecture)
A.T. Weiss, D. Leibowitz, H. Danenberg, M. Mosseri, I. Katz, B. Varshitzky, H. Nassar, C. Lotan, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

216
09:30

HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFIT OF THE 17-BETA-ESTRADIOL IN VASCULAR HEALING? (Invited Lecture)
J-F. Tanguay, I. Cloutier, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

217
09:45

UPDATE ON CORONARY ARTERY BIFURCATION LESIONS CLASSIFICATION AND INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUE (Invited Lecture)
M.R. Movahed, University of Arizona, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA

219
10:00

MICRO- AND MACROVASCULAR PROTECTION TO PREVENT NO-REFLOW IN ACUTE PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTIONS (Invited Lecture)
D.J. Jain, Medical clinik II, Universitaetsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck, Germany

220
10:15 CAROTID ARTERY STENTING 2008 – WHAT DO TRIALS AND REGISTRIES TELL US? (Invited Lecture)
H. Mudra
, Klinikum München GmbH, Klinikum Neuperlach, München, Germany
 
10:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
08:30 - 10:45   HALL B
 

PL:08     Plenary Session
ENDOTHELIAL BIOMEDICINE: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Chairpersons:   A.A. Knowlton, Davis, CA, USA
                       T. Malinski, Athens, OH, USA
 

 
8:30

ACE2 IS A NOVEL REGULATOR OF ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Invited Lecture)
S. Verma, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

221
08:45

RESTORATION OF ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION BY STATINS AND BETA-BLOCKERS - A NANOMEDICAL APPROACH (Invited Lecture)
T. Malinski, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

222
09:00

THE ROLE OF ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (Invited Lecture)
D. Tousoulis, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece

223
09:15

EPICARDIAL CORONARY ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN A PORCINE MODEL (Invited Lecture)
L.P. Perrault, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada

224
09:30

ESTROGEN, HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS AND CARDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION (Invited Lecture)
A.A. Knowlton, J.P. Stice, University of California, Davis, Northern California VA, CA, USA

225
09:45

ENDOTHELIUM, INFLAMMATION, AND VASCULAR AGING (Invited Lecture)
C.F. Sanchez-Ferrer, C. Peiro, L. Rodriguez-Mañas, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain

226
10:00

CONTRIBUTIONS OF ENDOPLASMIC STRESS (ER) STRESS TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
R.C. Austin, J.G. Dickhout, B. Hilditch, S. Basseri, S. Lhotak, J. Zhou, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

227
10:15

INSULIN RESISTANCE: EFFECTS ON VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION AND REPAIR (Invited Lecture)
S.B. Wheatcroft, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

228
10:30

REGULATION OF SUPEROXIDE GENERATION IN VASCULAR CELLS
Y.L. Siow, C.W. Woo, S. Armstrong, G. Pierce, K. O, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
MB, Canada

229
11:15 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
08:30 - 10:00   HALL C
 

S27   Session
ARRHYTHMIAS II: DIAGNOSIS / DRUG THERAPY / ABLATION
Chairpersons:   H. Heidbuchel, Leuven, Belgium
                       M.H. Pitzalis, Greenville, USA
 

 
08:30 COMPARISON OF INTRAVENOUS METOPROLOL VERSUS INTRAVENOUS AMIODARONE IN THE PREVENTION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY: PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED TRIAL
J. Halonen, P. Loponen, J. Karjalainen, A. Turpeinen, J. Magga, M. Hippelainen, P. Halonen, I. Parviainen, J. Hartikainen, T. Hakala, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
230
08:45

PREDICTION OF RESPONSE TO OSTIAL PULMONARY VEIN ISOLATION BY ANALYZING TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF ATRIAL TACHYARRHYTHMIA BURDEN
M. Martinek, J. Aichinger, H.J. Nesser, S. Sarkar, P.D. Ziegler, H. Purerfellner, Elisabethinen University Teaching Hospital, Linz, Austria

231
09:00 ADENOSINE IS A PRO-ARRHYTHMIC DRUG INVOLVED IN THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES OBSERVED IN HEALTHY AND CHAGASIC ISOLATED BEATING HEARTS
E. Alvarado Tapias, M. Rivas, A. Alvarado, M. Bello, M. Briceno Medina, C.C. Rodiguez-Bonfante, R.A. Bonfante-Cabarcas, UCLA, Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
234
09:15 EFFECTS OF EXTREME ENDURANCE RUNNING ON CARDIAC AUTONOMIC NERVOUS MODULATION IN HEALTHY TRAINED SUBJECTS
J. Sztajzel, Cardiology Service, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
235
09:30 PHYSICIAN BIAS, NOT ACTUAL BLEEDING, IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF POOR FREQUENCY OF ANTICOAGULATION FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN THE ELDERLY 
V.N. Singh, K. Garner, T. Law, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
236
09:45 MATHEMATICAL MODEL TO SIMULATE TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA RECURRENCES
M.A. Wood, H. Sedaghat, J.W. Cain, D.M. Chan, C.K. Cheng, C.M. Baumgarten, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
237
10:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
08:30 - 11:00   HALL D
  S28       Session
LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY, DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE
Chairperson:      W.L. Miller, Rochester, MN, USA
                        J.S. Jensen, Hellerup, Denmark
 
 
8:30

POSTPRANDIAL SYMPTOMS AS AN INDICATOR OF OBSTRUCTION AND REDUCED QUALITY OF LIFE IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
J.C. Adams, K.W. Klarich, S.R. Ommen, R.A. Nishimura, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

238
08:45

OBESITY PROMOTES LEFT VENTRICULAR CONCENTRIC GEOMETRIC REMODELING AND HYPERTROPHY INDEPENDENT OF BLOOD PRESSURE
G.R. Norton, C. Libhaber, O.H.I. Majane, E. Libhaber, M.J. Maseko, M.R. Essop, P. Sareli, A.J. Woodiwiss, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

239
09:00

SYSTOLIC INTRAVENTRICULAR DYSSYNCHRONY IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: DIFFERENTIATION FROM ATHLETE HEART
A Kondur, A Niraj, L Afonso, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

241
09:15

THE HAPLOTYPE OF GDF-15 IS ASSOCIATED WITH LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
X.J. Wang, X. Yang, K. Sun, J.Z. Chen, X.D. Song, H. Wang, Z. Liu, C.X. Wang, C.N. Zhang, R.T. Hui, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

242
09:30

AFRICAN AMERICAN HAS INCREASED PREVALENCE OF SUSPECTED HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY DETECTED DURING SCREENING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
M.R. Movahed, S. Bates, S. Sattur, A. Martinez, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

243
09:45

CHAOTIC LEFT VENTRICULAR DIASTOLE IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
A. Lopez-Candales, K. Edelman, B. Gulyasy, R. Bazaz, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

244
10:00

ADIPOSITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENHANCED IMPACT OF DELETERIOUS HEMODYNAMIC CHANGES ON LEFT VENTRICULAR MASS
G.R. Norton, O.H.I. Majane, E. Libhaber, C. Libhaber, M.J. Maseko, S. Makaula, P. Sareli, A.J. Woodiwiss, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

245
10:15

EXCESSIVE BREATHLESSNESS IN PATIENTS WITH DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE
K. Witte
, A.L. Clark, University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, UK

246
10:30

PREDICTORS OF SURVIVAL FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR IN PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
H. Suradi, K. Hamidi Asl, M.K. Das, M. Benson, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

247
10:45

HIGH RATE OF ESOPHAGEAL ULCERATIONS AFTER ABLATION OF AF IN PATIENTS WITH GENERAL ANAESTHESIA
M. Martinek, G. Bencsik, J. Aichinger, H.J. Nesser, H. Purerfellner, Elisabethinen University Teaching Hospital, Linz, Austria

240
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
11:15 - 13:15   HALL A
 

PL:09          Plenary Session   
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE / DISEASES OF THE THORACIC AORTA / CARDIAC SURGERY
Chairpersons:  J.S. Borer, New York, NY USA
                     
J.A. Elefteriades, New Haven, CT, USA
        

 
11:15

BIOMARKERS FOR EVALUATING VALVULAR DISEASES: RECENT PROGRESS (Invited Lecture)
J.S. Borer,
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y. USA

248
11:30

A BLOOD TEST FOR THORACIC ANEURYSM (Invited Lecture)
Y. Wang, C.C. Barbacioru, D. Shiffman, S. Balasubramanian, O. Iakoubova,
M. Tranquilli, G. Albornoz, J. Blake, R. Samaha, J.A. Elefteriades, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

249
11:45

THE CONCEPT OF VALVULO-METABOLIC RISK IN AORTIC VALVE DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
P. Pibarot, Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada

250
12:00 CALCIFIC AORTIC STENOSIS: A DISEASE READY FOR PRIME TIME (Invited Lecture)
N.M.  Rajamannan, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
252
12:15

PERCUTANEOUS AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION: STATE OF THE ART (Invited Lecture)
H. Sievert
, N Wunderlich, N Majunke, CardioVascular Center, Frankfurt, Germany, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA

253
12:30

MITRAL BALLOON VALVULOPLASTY - 18 YEARS FOLLOW-UP: EFFECT OF MBV ON LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION, SEVERE PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND SEVERE TRICUSPID REGURGITATION (Invited Lecture)
M.E. Fawzy, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, KSA

254
12:45 UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
G. Karthikeyan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
255
13:00

OBESITY AND OUTCOMES AFTER ISOLATED CARDIAC VALVE SURGERY
M. Alam, S.S. Virani, V. Nambi, V. Lee, M. Elayda, J.M. Wilson, C.M. Ballantyne, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

256
13:15 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
11:15 - 13:45   HALL B
 

PL:10     Plenary Session   
ATHEROGENESIS, INFLAMMATION AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
Chairpersons:  N.S. Dhalla, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
                     
P.R. Liebson, Chicago, IL, USA
 

 
11:15 REGULATION OF INTRACELLULAR CALCIUM IN ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
N.S. Dhalla, H.K. Saini-Chohan, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada 
257
11:30 OXIDATIVE STRESS AND THE ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE-AN UPDATE (Invited Lecture)
P.R. Liebson, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA
258
11:45 IL-10 AND TNF-alpha CYTOKINE IMBALANCE IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
P.K. Singal, S. Dhingra, J. Slazak, A.K. Sharma, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
259
12:00

NOXES, OXIDATIVE STRESS AND VASCULAR (PATHO) BIOLOGY (Invited Lecture)
R. Touyz, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada

260
12:15 ANALYSIS OF MOLECULAR INFLAMMATORY PATHWAYS IN ATHEROGENESIS (Invited Lecture)
S. Amar, Boston University, Boston, MS, USA
261
12:30

IMAGING MECHANISMS OF CARDIOVASCULAR CALCIFICATION IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
E. Aikawa, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, USA

263
12:45

CATHEPSIN K PARTICIPATES IN ADIPOGENESIS AND BODY WEIGHT GAIN VIA FIBRONECTIN DEGRADATION (Invited Lecture)
M. Yang, J. Sun, J. Liu, M. Guerre-Millo, K. Clement, B.D. Gelb, G-P. Shi, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

264
13:00

OXIDATIVE STRESS & ATHEROGENESIS - THE ROLE OF DRUGS WITH ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY (Invited Lecture)
J.W. Chen, S.J. Lin, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

265
13:15

INFLAMMATION IN DIABETIC VASCULAR DISEASE: THE ROLE OF HYPERGLYCEMIA (Invited Lecture)
C. Peiro, C.F. Sanchez-Ferrer, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

266
13:30

MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION AND ATHEROGENESIS: BASIC BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR IMAGING (Invited Lecture)
M. Aikawa, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

267
13:45 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
11:15 - 13:45   HALL C
 

S29     Session
NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PATHOGENESIS AND MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE, PULMONARY CIRCULATION ASPECTS
Chairperson:   M.R. Johnson, Madison, WI, USA
                 
   J. Kastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
 

 
11:15 SERUM YKL-40 IN PATIENTS WITH STABLE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND INCREASED RISK OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR DEATH AND ALL-CAUSE MORTALITY 
J. Kastrup, J.S. Johansen, P.Winkel, J.F. Hansen, P.Hildebrandt, G.B. Jensen, E. Kjoller, H.J. Kolmos, I. Lind, C. Gluud, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
268
11:30 DIFFERENTIAL BLOOD GENE EXPRESSION PATTERNS FOR NYHA CLASSIFICATION AND BNP LEVELS IN HEART FAILURE
A.S. Go, J. Ma, M. Chandra, G. Gee, C.C. Liew, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA
269
11:45 TORASEMIDE HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON MODULATION OF SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS ACTIVITY BEYOND DIURESIS
K. Harada, H. Izawa, A. Hirashiki, Y. Murase, H. Asano, X.W. Cheng, A. Noda, K. Nagata, T. Murohara, M. Yokota, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
270
12:00 ETIOLOGY OF ANEMIA AND MORTALITY IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE UNDERGOING CORONARY STENTING
A. Varma, D.L. Appleton, A. Nusca, M.J. Lipinski, E. Goudreau, M.J. Cowley, M. Wittkamp, A. Abbate, G.W. Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, VA, USA
271
12:15 SURVIVAL IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS FOLLOWING CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY
D.M. Couri, G. Lin, T.L. Webster, D.O. Hodge, P.A. Brady, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
272
12:30 THE IDENTIFICATION OF DEPRESSION AMONG HEART FAILURE PATIENTS
S. Gravely-Witte, C. Tam, D.E. Stewart, S. Bunker, S.L. Grace, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
273
12:45 THE DYSTROPHIN-GLYCOPROTEIN COMPLEX AND INTEGRIN IN THE HEARTS OF MICE EXPERIMENTALLY-INFECTED WITH TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI
C.M. Prado, M.R. Celes, E.C. Campos, F. Gutierrez-Salazar, J.S. Silva, M.A. Rossi, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
274
13:00

IMPACT OF LEFT ATRIAL VOLUME INDEX AND LEFT VENTRICULAR GEOMETRY ON MORTALITY IN 11,039 PATIENTS > 70 YEARS OF AGE WITH NORMAL EJECTION FRACTION
D.A. Patel, C.J. Lavie, Jr., R.V. Milani, S.M. Artham, H.O. Ventura, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, USA

275
13:15

LDL-APHERESIS AND ITS ABILITY TO REDUCE PLASMA LEVELS OF B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE
P.M. Moriarty, R.P. Sosland, C.A. Gibson, J.M. Belmont, University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, USA

276
13:30

DYSPNEA VERSUS FATIGUE: ADDITIONAL PROGNOSTIC INFORMATION FROM SYMPTOMS IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE?
K. Witte, A.L. Clark, University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, UK

277
13:45 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
11:15 - 13:45   HALL D
  S30     Session
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH
Chairpersons:  A.H.J. Danser, Rotterdam, Netherlands
                     
W. Koenig
, Ulm, Germany
 
 
11:15

CYTOPROTECTION WITH AN ADENOSINE A1 RECEPTOR AGONIST COMPARED TO AN A3 AGONIST IN A CARDIOMYOCYTE MODEL OF ISCHEMIA
V. Urmaliya, C.W. Pouton, I.M. Coupar, P.J. Scammells, P.J. White, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

278
11:30

LOW DOSE TREATMENT OF CALMIDAZOLIUM CHLORIDE (CMZ) PREVENTS AGAINST HIGH-GLUCOSE INDUCED OXIDATIVE AND NITROSATIVE STRESS AND APOPTOTIC CELL DEATH IN RAT VENTRICULAR MYOBLAST H9C2 CELLS
V. Kain
, S. Kumar, S.L. Sitaswad, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, Maharashtra, India

279
11:45

PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITION WITH INCREASING CONCENTRATIONS OF TIROFIBAN N RENAL INSUFFICIENCY
M. Alam, R. Gonzalez, A. Delarosa, H. Dokainish, N.M. Lakkis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

287
12:00

NEUROPROTECTION WITH PROFOUND HYPOTHERMIA TO 10C DURING HYPOTHERMIC CIRCULATORY ARREST (HCA) IN AN ACUTE PORCINE MODEL: MEASURES OF APOTOSIS IN THE PRIMARY CORTEX
H. Koutsogiannidis, O.G. Ananiadou, A.N. Bibou, A. Charchanti, M. Bai, G.E. Drossos, E.O. Johnson, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

280
12:15

IRON LOADING AND G-CSF SUPPLEMENT INDUCE INFLAMMATION-DEPENDENT CARDIAC THROMBOSIS IN MICE: AN IN VIVO DISEASE MODEL
W.S. Lian, H. Lin, P.C. King, T. Kikuchi, C.F. Cheng, Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch and Tzu Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan

281
12:30

PIOGLITAZONE IMPROVE LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN EXPERIMENTAL DIABETIC CARDIOMYOPATHY 
S. Kumar, V. Kain, S.L. Sitaswad, National Center for Cell Science, Puna, Maharashtra, India

282
12:45

POLYCATIONIC LIPIDS COMPLEXED WITH A PLASMID DNA ENCODING ENOS WITH AN ALANINE REPLACING A SER AND A CYTOMEGALOVIRUS PROMOTER EXERTED ENHANCED CARDIOVASCULAR BENEFITS IN HEALTHY AND HEART FAILURE ANIMALS
J. Giannios, N. Kolliopoulos, A. Kanelopoulos, N. Alexandropoulos, Erasinio Hospital, Athens, Greece

283
13:00 TICLOPIDINE AND CLOPIDOGREL ASSOCIATED THROMBOTIC 284 THROMBOCYTOPENIA PURPURA (TTP)
A. Zakarija, H.C. Kwaan, D.K. Pandey, N. Bandarenko, P.R. Yarnold, J.F. Cursio, T.L. Luu, E.A. Richey, J.M. McKoy, C.L. Bennett, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
284
13:15 K167N POLYMORPHISM ALTERS LOX-1 RECEPTOR ACTIVITY: IN VIVO ANALYSIS AND MOLECULAR DYNAMIC SIMULATION
I. Filesi, M. Falconi, L. Vecchione, R. Mango, I.M. Predazzi, F. Baldini, G. Novelli, F. Romeo, A. Desideri, S. Biocca, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
285
13:30 THE CRITICAL ROLE OF TGF-ALPHA IN HUMAN BONE MARROW STEM CELL FUNCTION
Y. Wang, M. Wang, P.R. Crisostomo, D.R. Meldrum, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
286
13:45 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS AND EXHIBITION
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
14:00 - 16:30   HALL A
  PL:11     Plenary Session
MANAGEMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND ATRIAL FLUTTER
Chairpersons:    A.B. Curtis, Tampa, FL, USA
                        J. Weitz
, Hamilton, Canada
 
 
14:00

NOVEL MECHANISTIC INSIGHTS INTO THE PROGRESSION OF HUMAN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture) 
D. Dobrev, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany

327
14:15

NEW ADVANCES IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
A.L. Klein, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

328
14:30

ACE INHIBITORS, STATINS, ARBS: DO THEY REALLY PREVENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION? (Invited Lecture)
A.B. Curtis, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

330
14:45

LONG-TERM OUTCOMES AFTER ABLATION OF ATRIAL FLUTTER: A META-ANALYSIS (Invited Lecture)
M.A. Wood, C.M. Schubert, F.J. Perez, K.A Ellenbogen, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

331
15:00

ASPIRIN COMBINED WITH ORAL ANTICOAGULATION AND DIRECT THROMBIN INHIBITORS (Invited Lecture)
G. Flaker, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

332
15:15

NEW ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS: THE FUTURE FOR STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
J. Weitz, Hendersen Research Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

333
15:30

FREQUENCY MAPPING OF COMPLEX ATRIAL FRACTIONATED ELECTROGRAMS (CAFE) DURING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
E.P. Gerstenfeld, J.F. Roux, S. Gojraty, C. Liu, R. Bala, M. Hutchinson, S. Dixit, F.E. Marchlinski, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA     

334
15:45

EMERGENCE OF CRYOABLATION AS A THERAPY FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
P.G. Guerra, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada

335
16:00

RESULTS OF CONCOMITANT INTRAOPERATIVE ABLATION TO TREAT PERMANENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (Invited Lecture)
T. Deneke, K. Khargi, P.H. Grewe, T. Lawo, D. Voss, A. Laczkovics, A. Muegge, B. Lemke, M. Fritz, University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany

336
16:15

GIVING RAT POISON TO PATIENTS IS EVEN MORE DANGEROUS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT: A RE-EXAMINATION OF LONG-TERM WARFARIN THERAPY (Invited Lecture)
P. Whittaker, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA   

337
16:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
14:00 - 16:30   HALL B
 

PL:12      Plenary Session
MODULATION OF ISCHEMIA – REPERFUSION INJURY, NOVEL BIOMARKERS
Chairpersons:   J.G. Filep, Montreal, QC, Canada
                      
K. Przyklenk, Detroit, MI, USA
 

 
14:00

MODIFICATION OF THE INFARCT SIZE LIMITING EFFECTS OF STATINS BY ANTIPLATELET DRUGS (Invited Lecture)
Y. Birnbaum, University of Texas, Galveston, TX, USA

338
14:15

MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY IN THE DIABETIC HEART (Invited Lecture)
K. Przyklenk, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

339
14:30

CYTOCHROME P450 ENZYMES IN HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
I. Fleming, Klinikum der J.W. Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany

340
14:45

THE ROLE OF THE CHEMOKINES IN HEALING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Invited Lecture)
N.G. Frangogiannis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

341
15:00

FETAL PROGRAMMING INCREASES CARDIAC SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY (Invited Lecture)
S.T. Davidge,
University of Albert, Edmonton, AB, Canada

342
15:15

NEW PLAQUE BIOMARKERS FOR ATHEROSCLEROTIC DISEASE PROGRESSION: OUTCOME OF THE LONGITUDINAL ATHERO-EXPRESS STUDY (Invited Lecture)
G. Pasterkamp, F. Moll, D. de Kleijn, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

343
15:30

SERUM AMYLOID A: A MARKER AND MEDIATOR OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES (Invited Lecture)
J.G. Filep, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada

344
15:45

CARDIAC BIOMARKERS IN PULMONARY EMBOLISM AND LUNG DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
I. Khan, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

345
16:00 ELEVATED LEVELS OF TROPONIN IN ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE – SILENT CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE? (Invited Lecture)
J. Jensen, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
346
16:15 IUROCORTIN RELEASE FROM ISCHEMIC, THOUGH VIABLE, CARDIAC CELLS, ANTICIPATES THE OCCURRENCE OF IRREVERSIBLE INJURY. GENESIS OF A NEW CLINICAL MARKER OF SUBLETHAL CARDIAC ISCHEMIA?
C. Chen-Scarabelli, J.D. Rezze, Z. Yuan, E. Kuizon, G.M. Scarabell, G. Spears,
L. Saravolatz, T.M. Scarabelli, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
347
16:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
14:00 - 16:45   HALL C
 

S31        Session
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY/ CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Chairpersons:   L. Harris, Toronto, ON, Canada
                       E. Horlick
, Toronto, ON, Canada
 

 
14:00

INTERMEDIATE FOLLOW-UP OF NATIVE AND RECURRENT COARCTATION STENT REPAIR, IS INTEGRATED IMAGING OF THE AORTIC ARCH NECESSARY? A MULTI-INSTITUTIONAL STUDY
G. Srinath, T. Forbes, The Children’s Hospital Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

348
14:15

A NEW SCORING SYSTEM TO PREDICT INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN UNRESPONSIVENESS IN PATIENTS WITH KAWASAKI DISEASE
S. Shimoyama, T. Kobayashi, Y. Inoue, K. Takeuchi, T. Kobayashi, Y. Okada, K. Tamura,
T. Tomomasa, T. Otani, H. Arakawa, A. Morikawa, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan

349
14:30

THE ISSUE OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AFTER TRANSCATHETER PATENT FORAMEN OVALE CLOSURE IN ADULTS
G. Bronzetti, C. D'angelo, A. Donti, A. Giardini, L. Salomone, E. Mariucci, G. Boriani, F.M. Picchio, University of Bologna, Bologna,Italy

350
14:45

REMOVAL OF PROSTAGLANDIN E2 INCREASES INTRAOPERATIVE BLOOD PRESSURE DURING MODIFIED ULTRAFILTRATION IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY
S. Takabayashi, H. Shimpo, K. Yokoyama, Y. Mitani, Y. Komada, Mie University, Tsu, Mie, Japan

351
15:00

IS THERE AN OPTIMAL TIME FOR THE COMPLETION OF TOTAL CAVOPULMONARY CONNECTION AFTER BIDIRECTIONAL GLENN ANASTOMOSIS?
N. Mkrtchyan, C. Karapetyan, L. Hakobyan, H. Hovaguimian, K. Kurdov, I. Bakunts Nork Marash Medical Center, Yerevan, Armenia

352
15:15

IMPAIRED LEFT VENTRICULAR GLOBAL AND DIASTOLIC FUNCTION IN CHILDREN WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE
S. Aggarwal, , S. Patel, T. Mattoo, R. Valentini, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

353
15:30

HEMODYNAMIC RECOVERY OF POST-RESUSCITATION TREATMENT WITH N-ACETYLCYSTEINE AND NOS INHIBITOR IN HYPOXIC PIGLETS
T-F. Lee, C. Tymafichuk, P-Y.
Cheung, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

354
15:45

MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE INDEX - A PRELOAD-INDEPENDENT MEASURE OF LEFT VENTRICULAR GLOBAL FUNCTION
S. Aggarwal, S. Patel, T. Mattoo, R. Valentini, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

355
16:00

EVOLUTION OF TRANSCATHETER CLOSURE OF PERIMEMBRANOUS VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS IN A SINGLE CENTRE 
D.P. Kenny, G.M. Morgan, A. Bajwa, C. Farrow, A.J. Tometzki, R.P. Martin
, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK

356
16:15

BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL NEGATIVELY CORRELATES WITH CEREBRAL OXYGEN SATURATION IN NEONATES AFTER THE NORWOOD PROCEDURE
H. Zhang, M. Merat, H. Holtby, S. Cai, G.S.V. Arsdell, J. Li,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

357
16:30

HEPATIC FIBROSIS AND CIRRHOSIS IN THE FONTAN CIRCULATION: A DETAILED MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY
T.J. Kendall, B. Stedman, N. Hacking, M. Haw, J.J. Vettukattill, A.P. Salmon, R. Cope, N. Sheron, J.P. Iredale, G.R. Veldtman, University Hospital of Southampton, Southampton, UK

358
16:45 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
14:00 - 16:00   HALL D
 

S32     Session
GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF HEART DISEASE, GENE AND CELL BASED THERAPIES, BASIC RESEARCH
Chairperson:     K.N. Pandey, New Orleans, LA, USA
                   
   M. Yokota, Nagoya, Japan
 

 
14:00

LARGE SCALE SNPS ASSOCIATION STUDY TO IDENTIFY GENES CONFER RISK OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
K. Ozaki, H. Sato, N. Ishii, Y. Ebana,  A. Iida, H. Mizuno, M. Hori, Y. Nakamura, T. Tanaka, SNP Research Center, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Tokyo, Japan

 359
14:15

A COMMON VARIANT OF ENOS GENE IS AN INDEPENDENT RISK FACTOR FOR LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY IN HYPERTENSION
Y. Xin, X.D. Song, H. Xue, Z. Liu, H. Wang, Y. Shi, Y.Y Bai, C.Y. Fu, W.J. Li, R.T. Hui, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

360
14:30

LEUKOTRIENE C4 SYNTHASE AND RISK FOR ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN THE MUSCATINE COHORT LONGITUDINAL STUDY
D.M. Iovannisci, E.J. Lammer, L. Steiner, S. Cheng, L.T. Mahoney, P.H. Davis, T.L. Burns, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA

361
14:45

IDENTIFICATION OF MULTIPOTENT MESENCHYMAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN THE PORCINE AORTIC VALVE
J.H. Chen
, C.A. Simmons, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

362
15:00

DIRECTLY TARGETING MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS WITH FT011 IMPROVES HEART FUNCTION IN EXPERIMENTAL DIABETIC CARDIAC DISEASE
Y. Zhang, K. Connelly, H. Krum, R.E. Gilbert, D.J. Kelly, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

363
15:15

CARDIAC DYSTROPHINOPATHIES: PREVALENCE AND PHENOTYPES IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY 
M. Pasotti, M. Diegoli, A. Serio, A. Pilotto, N. Marziliano, M. Grasso, F. Gambarin, E. Porcu, S. Mannarino, E. Arbustini, Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, Pavia, Italy

364
15:30

RECENT ADVANCES IN AUTOLOGOUS TISSUE HEART VALVES “BIOVALVES” H: IMPROVED SCAFFOLDS FOR OPTIMAL TISSUE FORMATION AND VALVULAR FUNCTIONS
K. Kanda, K. Hayashida, M. Onoyama, T. Tajikawa, H. Ishida, Y. Yahata, K. Ooba, T. Ooie, Y. Okamoto, Y. Nemoto, H. Ueda, T. Watanabe, M. Yamanami, H. Yaku, Y. Nakayama, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

365
15:45

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CORONARY ARTERIES DUE TO ANGIOGENIC NOS3 GENE THERAPY (SV22) CIRCUMVENTS CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (CAD)
J. Giannios, N. Kolliopoulos, N. Alexandropoulos, A. Kanellopoulos, Erasinio Hospital, Athens, Greece 

366
16:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
16:45 - 19:45   HALL A
 

PL:13    Plenary Session
NEW CONCEPTS IN TRANSLATIONAL CARDIAC REPAIR AND REGENERATION
Chairpersons:  R.J. Lee, San Francisco, CA, USA
                      H.N. Sabbah, Detroit, MI, USA
 

 
16:45

RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FAILING LEFT VENTRICLE WITH INTRAMYOCARDIAL INJECTIONS OF BIOPOLYMERS (Invited Lecture)
H.N. Sabbah, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

367
17:00

MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELL THERAPY IN HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
J. Kastrup, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

368
17:15

IN SITU TISSUE ENGINEERING FOR THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOMYOPATHY (Invited Lecture)
R.J. Lee, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA   

369
17:30

THE ROLE OF ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
S-J. Lin, P.H. Huang, J.W. Chen, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan-R.O.C.

370
17:45

PEPTIDASES DEGRADING CARDIOPROTECTIVE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES: A NEW TARGET FOR THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES? (Invited Lecture)         
T. Walther, Charite-Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

378
18:00

HUMAN SERCA2A CONTROLS VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PROLIFERATION 
A-M. Lompre, A. Coulombe, S. Lehoux, B. Esposito, F. Atassi, C. Le Feuvre, S. Hatem, R.J. Hajjar, L. Lipskaia, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

371
18:15

THE MOLECULAR REGULATION OF GHRELIN EXPRESSION IN CULTURED CARDIOMYOCYTES  BY CYCLIC MECHANICAL STRETCH
B.W. Wang, Y.C. Liu, H. Chang, K.G. Shyu, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

372
18:30

LIPOSOME MEDIATED VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR-165 TRANSFECTION WITH SKELETAL MYOBLAST FOR CARDIAC REPAIR
L. Ye,
K.H. Haider, W.B. Esa, R.S. Tan, L.P. Su, P.K. Law, W. Zhang, E.K.W. Sim, National University of Singapore, Singapore

373
18:45

HSPA12B IS A NOVEL ANGIOGENESIS REGULATOR AND PROTECTS AGAINST ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY IN A RAT MODEL
Z. Han, R. Steagall, M. Thirunavukkarasu, J. Zhan, N. Maulik,  East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

374
19:00

SUSTAINED REVERSE REMODELING IS OBSERVED UP TO SIX MONTHS AFTER MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS (MSC) TRANSPLANTATION
E.J. Molina, D. Torres, J. Palma, D. Gupta, J.P. Gaughan, M. Macha, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

375
19:15

TNF PRE CONDITIONING IS SUPERIOR TO HYPOXIC PRECONDITIONING OF HUMAN STEM CELLS IN ANGIOGENIC GROWTH FACTOR PRODUCTION
P.R. Crisostomo, M. Wang, Y. Wang, T. Lahm, D.R. Meldrum, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

376
19:30

FT011 IMPROVES HEART FUNCTION AND PREVENTS FIBROSIS IN EXPERIMENTAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
K. Connelly, Y. Zhang, M. Elsik, H. Krum, R.E. Gilbert, D.J. Kelly, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

377
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
16:45 - 18:45   HALL B
 

PL:14    Plenary Session
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN WOMEN/ EPIDEMIOLOGY/ RISK ASSESSMENT
Chairpersons:  V. Bittner, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
                      M.R. Johnson, Madison, WI, USA
 

 
16:45 CIRCADIAN ASPECTS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (Invited Lecture)
R. Manfredini, Hospital of Delta, Ferrara, Italy
379
17:00

HEART FAILURE IN WOMEN: REALLY DIFFERENT OR JUST PC? (Invited Lecture)
M.R. Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

381
17:15

DYSLIPIDEMIA IN WOMEN: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND TREATMENT (Invited Lecture)
V. Bittner, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

382
17:30 OUTCOMES FOR WOMEN FOLLOWING CARDIAC SURGERY (Invited Lecture)
V. Guru, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada  
383
17:45 PREGNANCY AND HEART DISEASE – UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS (Invited Lecture)
C. Silversides, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
384
18:00 COFFEE AND CORONARY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
A.L. Klatsky, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
385
18:15

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION: WALKING DISABILITY OR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE? (Invited Lecture)
F. Manfredini, University of Ferrara Medical School, Ferrara, Italy

386
18:30 HEART RATE - THE OTHER CV RISK FACTOR? (Invited Lecture)
S. Gupta, Whipps Cross and St. Bartholomew's Hospitals, Leytonstone, UK
387
MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
16:45 - 19:30   HALL C
 

S33    Session
NEW APPROACHES TO SURGICAL REVASCULARIZATION / HEART VALVE SURGERY / CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION
Chairperson:  J.A. Elefteriades, New Haven, CT, USA
                    N.M. Rajamannan
, Chicago, IL, USA
 

 
16:45 COMPARISON OF CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES OF TWO ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS REGIMENS FOR STERNAL WOUND INFECTION IN HIGH-RISK PATIENTS FOLLOWING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SURGERY: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMISED DOUBLE-BLIND CONTROLLED TRIAL
K. Dhadwal, S. Al-Ruzzeh, T. Athanasiou, M. Choudhry, P. Tekkis, P. Vuddamalay, H. Lyster, M. Amrani, S.J. George, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, UK
389
17:00 URGENT STENT GRAFT TREATMENT OF THE THORACIC AORTA: DO MIDTERM CLINICAL OUTCOMES FULFILL WHAT EARLY OUTCOMES PROMISED?
A. Zierer, M. Doss, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
390
17:15

ROLE OF 24 HOUR AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AFTER HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
F.I. Calo Carducci, G. Grutter, U. Giordano, C. Iacoella, F. Parisi, Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy

391
17:30 POTENTIAL ROLE OF CIRCULATING PROGENITOR CELLS IN CORONARY MICROVASCULAR DYSFUNCTION OF HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENTS WITH NORMAL CORONARY ANGIOGRAMS
E. Osto, F. Tona, G.P. Fadini, G. Tarantini, I. Baesso, M. Napodano, C. Agostini, A. Avogaro, G. Gerosa, S. Iliceto, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
393
17:45 IMPACT OF RENAL INSUFFICIENCY ON OUTCOMES OF OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING
G.C. Mannam, L.R. Sajja, R.M. Chakravarthi, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, AP, India
394
18:00 IMPACT OF PATIENT-PROSTHESIS MISMATCH ON EXERCISE CAPACITY IN PATIENTS AFTER BIOPROSTHETIC AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT
S. Bleiziffer, W.B. Eichinger, I. Hettich, D. Ruzicka, M. Wottke, R. Bauernschmitt, R. Lange, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany
395
18:15 POOR CORRELATION OF PULMONARY SYSTOLIC PRESSURE USING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY VERSUS RIGHT HEART CATHETERIZATION
R. Attaran, B. Boudi, R. Movahed, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
396
18:30

ROSS REVERSAL: REIMPLANTATION OF THE PULMONARY AUTOGRAFT INTO THE PULMONARY POSITION
K.M. George, M.J. Flynn, E.R. Nowicki, E.H. Blackstone, G.B. Pettersson, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

397
18:45

CAUSE OF ISCHEMIC MITRAL REGURGITATION AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING
T. Hakala, H Suurmunne, J. Mustonen, J. Kouri, O. Pitkanen, North Karelia Central Hospital, Joensuu, Finland

398
19:00 RIGHT VENTRICULAR OUTFLOW TRACT RECONSTRUCTION USING A HAND-FASHIONED EPTFE VALVE-EQUIPPED CONDUIT
S. Takabayashi, H. Shimpo, K. Yokoyama, Y. Mitani, Y. Komada, Mie University, Tsu, Mie, Japan
399
19:15

IMPACT OF FIBRONECTIN AND MYELOPEROXIDASE IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
A Orman, M.N. Akkus ,N. Ercetin, G. Polat, S. Erden, A. Camsari, D. Cicek, V.G. Cin, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

400