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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


Sunday, July 27, 2008

8:30 - 12:30  

 POSTER HALL

Board No.

 

Abstract No.

 

POS 101    Poster Session
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

 
1

AFRICAN AMERICAN HAVE HIGHER PREVALENCE OF ABNORMAL ECG DOCUMENTED DURING SCREENING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY 
M.R. Movahed, S. Bates, A. Martinez, S. Sattur, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

039
2

INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION BETWEEN LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT AND ALL CAUSE MORTALITY 
C. Manrique, A. Martinez, M.A. Rahman, H.A. Guima, M.R. Movahed, University of Arizona, AZ, USA

040
3

SLEEP APNEA IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION
A.Q. Chan, E.L. Lua, M.P. Chan, Stanford University, Stanford, Chanwell Clinic, San Jose, CA, USA

041
4

ATRIO-VENTRICULAR MECHANICAL FUNCTION OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HEART
A. Lopez-Candales, K. Edelman, B. Gulyasy, R. Bazaz, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

042
5

IMPACT OF BALLOON MITRAL VALVULOPLASTY (BMV) ON RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AS ASSESSED BY STRAIN (S) AND STRAIN RATE IMAGING (SR): A TISSUE DOPPLER STUDY
M.I. Ahmed, O.A. Rifaei, M.T. Fahim, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

043
6

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM, RESTING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS
K.K. Yeo, W.J. Bommer, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA

044
7

CHALLENGE IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF COMPLEX FORMS OF TOTAL ANOMALOUS PULMONARY VENOUS CONNECTION 
E.S. Sinkovskaya, E.V. Kholmanskaya, V.V. Plakhova, A.V. Sobolev, V.N. Makarenko, L.A. Bockeria, Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia

045
8

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN NORMAL PREGNANCY: THE MAYO EXPERIENCE
G. Kumar, S.N. Hayes, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

046
9

3D - TRICUSPID LEAFLET TETHERING AREA ASSESSED BY 3D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, AS A FOLLOW UP PARAMETER OF PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
I.A. Grapsa, D. Dawson, P. Nihoyannopoulos, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College of London, London, UK

047

 

 

POS 102    Poster Session
MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH

 
10

ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF AMINO ACIDIC SUPPLEMENTS IMPROVE PROTEIN AND ENERGY PROFILES IN SKELETAL MUSCLE OF AGED RATS, ELONGATING FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE AND ACCELERATING MITOCHONDRIAL RECOVERY IN ATP FOLLOWING EXHAUSTIVE EXERTION 
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

048
11 DIFFERENTIAL MODULATION OF STAT1 AND STAT3 ACTIVATION BY ORAL AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENTATION IN THE ISCHEMIC/REPERFUSED RAT MYOCARDIUM
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 
049

 

 

POS 103    Poster Session
BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF ACUTE ISCHEMIA

 
12

USEFULNESS OF PREPROCEDURAL N-TERMINAL PRO-BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE IN PREDICTING ANGIOGRAPHIC NO-REFLOW PHENOMENON DURING STENT IMPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION 
Y. Ahn, S.N. Hong, N.S. Yoon, K.H. Kim, Y.J. Hong, H.W. Park, J.H. Kim, M.H. Jeong, J.G. Cho, J.C. Park, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea

050
13

ELEVATION OF SERUM CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE IN MEDICAL INPATIENTS
S.X. Chen, K.A. Amir, R.K. Bobba, E.L. Arsura, Richmond University, Staten Island, NY, USA

051
14

USEFULNESS OF SERUM N-TERMINAL PRO–BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE TO PREDICT IN-STENT RESTENOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH PRESERVED LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AND NORMAL TROPONIN I LEVELS 
Y. Ahn, S.N. Hong, N.S. Yoon, K.H. Kim, H.W. Park, Y.J. Hong, J.H. Kim, M.H. Jeong, J.G. Cho, J.C. Park, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea

052
15

SIGNIFICANCE OF ELEVATED TROPONIN-I LEVEL IN ENDSTAGE RENAL DISEASE
J. Havill, E. Iheukamere, S. Kupershtokh, S. Grossman, F. Ebrahimi, Richmond University, Staten Island, NY, USA

053

 

 

POS 104    Poster Session
THE PLAQUE AND ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES

 
16

THE EFFECT OF T0901317 ON ABCA1 AND NIEMANN-PICK TYPE C1 IN \APOE-/- MICE
C.K. Tang, X.Y. Dai, X. Ou, X.R. Hao, D.L. Cao, Y.L. Tang, Y.W. Hu, X.X. Li, University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan, China

054
17

C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVELS AND ANGIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY IN UNSTABLE ANGINA
A. Gonzalez, E. Silva, D. Inciarte, S. Briceno, C. Esis, M. Bracho, G. Hernandez, Universidad del Zulia, IECTAS, Maracaibo, Venezuela

055
18

ASSOCIATION OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS WITH ANGIOGRAPHICALLY DOCUMENTED OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
A. Asija, W.S. Aronow, N. Ramdeen, S. Chugh, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

056
19

MANAGEMENT OF NSTEMI. ARE WE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES? A COMPARISON WITH CRUSADE STUDY
S. Kadir, H. Contractor, G. Kirkwood, A. Bainbridge, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

057
20

ACUTE MI WITHOUT DISRUPTED YELLOW PLAQUE IN YOUNG PATIENTS BELOW 50 YEARS OLD
Y. Ueda, K. Okada, K. Matsuo, N. Ogasawara, T. Higo, M. Matsui, K. Kodama, Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka, Japan

058

 

 

POS 105    Poster Session
ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: THROMBOLYSIS AND REPERFUSION

 
21

PROGNOSIS OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME AT HIGH VERSUS LOW ALTITUDE YEMENI PATIENTS
M.A. Al Huthi, Y.A. Raja’a, M. Al-Noami, A.R.A. Rahman, Thamar University, Thamar, Yemen

059
22

UTILITY OF THE FRONTAL PLANE QRS AXIS IN IDENTIFYING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN PATIENTS WITH POOR R-WAVE PROGRESSION       
V. Ariyarajah, L. Prajapat, D.H. Spodick, St. Boniface General Hospital, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada  

060
23

EFFECTS OF NG-NITRO-ARGININE METHYLESTER (L-NAME) ON CORONARY BLOOD FLOW, MYOCARDIAL INFARCT SIZE, AND ON THE EXTENT OF THE NO-REFLOW PHENOMENON IN AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION
C. Pierakos, N. Lazaris, E. Charitos, J. Venetsanakos, H. Pozios, M. Bonios, K. Malliaras, E. Vavouris, N. Diakos, J. Nanas, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

061
24

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORONARY MICROCIRCULATORY REACTIVITY AND THE EXTENT OF NECROSIS IN THE INFARCTED AND REMOTE MYOCARDIUM
J.H. Koh, M.Y. Kim, J.H. Kim, Kwandong University, Gyeonggi, Goyang, South Korea

062
25 PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF SELECTED PRESENTING FEATURES OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN PREDICTING IN-HOSPITAL ADVERSE EVENTS
N. Chaowalit, T. Yipintsoi, D. Tresukosol, R. Kanjanavanit, S. Kiatchoosakun, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
063
26

A YEARLONG TRACKING OF NON ISOLATED RIGHT VENTRICLE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN CORONARY CARE UNIT
Z. Pekmezovic, M. Mate, HC "Juzni Banat" Pancevo, Serbia

064

 

 

POS 106    Poster Session
DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY: VARIOUS ETIOLOGIES

 
27

ISOPROTERENOL INDUCES PRIMARY LOSS OF DYSTROPHIN IN RAT HEARTS: CORRELATION WITH MYOCARDIAL INJURY
E.C. Campos, M.M. Romano, C.M. Prado, M.R. Celes, M.A. Rossi , University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

065
28

TEI INDEX AND SPECTRUM OF DIASTOLIC ABNORMALITIES IN TAKOTSUBO CARDIOMYOPATHY
A. Mathew, M. Kizilbash, D. Bhandare, L. Afonso, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

066
 

ERYTHROPOIETIN IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: A CLINICAL PILOT RANDOMIZED PLACEBO CONTROLLED TRIAL
B. Marinoni, M. Massa, V. Rosti, A. Bertoletti, C. Raineri, N. Marziliano, M. Ferrario, G.M. DeFerrari, E. Arbustini, L. Tavazza, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

 

 

 

POS 107    Poster Session
RENAL ASPECTS - DIURETICS

 
29

HEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE TO EXERCISE PREDICTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE RENAL FAILURE
A.R. Khoshdel, S.L. Carney, AUMS, Tehran, Iran

067
30

PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
M. Ghasemi, B. Broumand, L.M. Fard, Research Center of Endovascular Intervention, Tehran, Iran

068

 

 

POS 108    Poster Session
SUDDEN DEATH

 
31

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL CARDIOVERSION DEFIBRILLATION MONITORING IN TELEMETRY PATIENTS
B. Ali, H.L. Bloom, E. Veledar, D. House, R. Norvel, S.C. Dudley, A.M. Zafari, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

069
32

CLUSTERIZATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SYMPATHETIC AND PARASYMPATHETIC ACTIVITY BY HEART RATE VARIABILITY ANALYSIS FOR RISK STRATIFICATION OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH
A. Riftine, Heart Rate Variability Institute, Edison, NJ, USA

070

 

 

POS 109    Poster Session
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC TECHNIQUES OF MAPPING AND RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION

 
34

LEFT-SIDED ACCESSORY PATHWAY ABLATION THROUGH THE CORONARY SINUS IN YOUNG PATIENTS
H.R. Singh, P.P. Karpawich, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA

072
35

LEUKOCYTOSIS POST ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION - IS THERE A REASON TO WORRY?
M. Biria, C. Annapureddy, J. Pillarisetti, E. Baryun, L. Berenbom, R. Pimentel, S. Vanga, D. Newton, M. Emert, D. Lakkireddy,
R. Pase-Sosland, A. Simmons, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS, USA

073
36

CONTINUOUS CATHETER IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENTS GUIDES ABLATION OF ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODAL REENTRANT TACHYCARDIA
S.J. Pollak, G. Monir, Florida Heart Institute, Orlando, FL, USA

074

 

 

POS 110    Poster Session
INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY I

 
39

REDUCED MORTALITY IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION WITH DRUG-ELUTING STENTS
A. Varma, A. Nusca, D.L. Appleton, M.J. Lipinski, E. Goudreau, M.J. Cowley, M. Wittkamp, A. Abbate, G.W. Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, VA, USA

077
40

ANATOMIC VARIABLES THAT DETERMINE ENDOVASCULAR STENT SIZE WHEN TREATING ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS
M. Kilian, W. Dang, C. Cina, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

078
41

COMPARISON OF TRANSRADIAL AND TRANSFEMORAL APPROACH FOR CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY AND INTERVENTION: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY 
A. Goldberg, I. Nordkin, M. Halabi, R. Klein, A. Marmor, Sieff Government Hospital, Safed, Israel

079
42

DIFFERENCES IN UTILIZATION OF DRUG-ELUTING STENTS BY RACE AND PAYER
M.J. Racz, E.L. Hannan, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA

080
43

RESULTS OF PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION IN ELDERLY PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES
A. Zaky, B. Ramadan, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

081
44

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE IN-HOSPITAL OUTCOME OF GP- IIB/IIIA INHIBITOR THERAPY DURING CORONARY STENTING WITH DRUG-ELUTING STENTS
V.N. Singh, M. Nelson, K. Garner, T. Law, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

082
45

ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS AND TYPE B AORTIC DISSECTION IN A PATIENT WITH PULMONARY ARTERY DISSECTION
I. Bakir, I. Degrieck, H. Vanermen, F. Wellens, Siyami Ersek Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey

083

 

14:00 - 18:00    
Board No.

 

 
 

POS 201    Poster Session
VASCULAR BIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH

 
1

THYPOXIA INCREASES THE EXPRESSION OF RESISTIN IN CULTURED VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS THROUGH ERK AND NFAT PATHWAY
K.G. Shyu, B.W. Wang, H.F. Hung, H. Chang, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

168
2

INTERLEUKIN-4 INDUCES MONOCYTE CHEMOATTRACTANT PROTEIN-1  EXPRESSION IN VIVO AND IN VITRO
Y.W. Lee
, W.H. Lee, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, USA

169
3

ASPIRIN-TRIGGERED LIPOXIN BLOCK ROS GENERATION IN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS: POSSIBLE ROLE IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
V. Nascimento-Silva, M.A. Arruda, C. Barja-FIdalgo, I.M. Fierro, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

170
4

ALDOSTERONE SIGNALING MODIFIES ENDOTHELIAL CELL VOLUME
M. Mirshahi, UMRS 872, E 18, Faculte de Medicine Paris VI, Paris, France

171
5

EFFECTS OF ERYTHROPOIETIN AND SELENIUM ON SOME HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN GENTAMICIN INDUCED ANEMIA IN MALE ALBINO RATS
M. Surchi, D. Quretany, Department of Biology, College of Science, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq

172

 

 

POS 202    Poster Session
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY / CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE I 

 
6

FACTOR XIII DEFICIENCY AFTER “OPEN HEART” SURGERY IN CHILDREN: POTENTIAL TARGET FOR PHARMACOLOGICAL THERAPY
L.A. Bockeria, N.N. Samsonova, I.A. Yurlov, L.G. Klimovitch, E.F. Kozar, I. Tsagareli, N.N. Eliseev, E.H.N. Olsen, M. Carr, S.B. Zaets, Novo Nordisk US, North Brunswick,
NJ, USA

173
7

DIAGNOSTIC VALIDITY OF AUSCULTATORY AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC FEATURES IN DIAGNOSING ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT IN CHILDREN
N.M Noori, S.H. Rajaei, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Hormozgan, Iran

174

 

 

POS 203    Poster Session
LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY 

 
8

LESS THAN 25% OF SUSPECTED HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY SUBJECTS DOCUMENTED DURING SCREENING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY HAVE ABNORMAL ECG FINDING 
M.R. Movahed, S. Bates, S. Sattur, A. Martinez, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

175
9

ESTIMATED PREVALENCE OF SUSPECTED HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY IN HEALTHY TEENAGERS IN THE USA
M.R. Movahed, A. Martinez, S. Bates, S. Sattur, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

176
10

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

177
11

ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION AND SEPTAL MYOMECTOMY FOR HYPERTROPHIC OBSTRUCTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY: A META-ANALYSIS
M. Alam, H. Dokainish, N.M. Lakkis, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

178
12

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND STRAIN IN PATIENTS WITH ANGINA
M.T. Chou, C.Y. Chiang, C.C. Cheng, Z.C. Chen, T.Y. Huang, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan 

179
13

REPORTED PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS DURING SCREENING ECHOCARDIOGRAY IS NOT
ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESENCE OF SUSPECTED HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

M.R. Movahed, S. Bates, A. Martinezur, S. Sattur
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System , Tucson, AZ, USA

180
14

“PRE-EJECTION FLOW WAVE”:  A NEW MARKER OF INCREASED LEFT VENTRICULAR DIASTOLIC FILLING PRESSURE
J.D. Beswilan, M.P. Sayco, E.S. Tucay, Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City, Philippines

181
15

PATTERN AND EXTENT OF SYSTOLIC INTRAVENTRICULAR DYSSYNCHRONY IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY: COMPARISON WITH ATHLETE HEARTS USING TISSUE DOPPLER IMAGING
A.K. Kondur, A. Niraj, K. Bachour, L. Afonso, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

182

 

 

POS 204    Poster Session
PREDICTORS AND MARKERS OF HEART FAILURE OUTCOME

 
16

BLOOD GENE EXPRESSION SIGNATURE DIFFERENTIATES HEART FAILURE SEVERITY
P. VanBuren, J. Ma, E. Mueller, C.C. Liew, GeneNews, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

183
17

FACTORS RELATED TO IN-HOSPITAL HEART FAILURE (HF) ARE VERY DIFFERENT FOR UNSTABLE ANGINA (UA) AND NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (NSTEMI)
B. Saejueng, T. Yipintsoi, R. Chaisuksuwan, W. Kehasukcharoen, W. Boonsom, R. Kanjanavanit, Chest Disease Institute, Nonthaburi, Thailand

184
18

CARDIAC PEPTIDES DURING ISOMETRIC EXERCISE IN PATIENTS WITH DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION
D. Zdrenghea, D. Pop, M. Ilea, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

185
19

COMMONLY USED RISK FACTORS FAILED TO ACCURATELY PREDICT SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED HEART FAILURE
M. Bonioq, G. Panagiotopoulos, S. Drakos, E. Tsagalou, J. Terrovitis, J. Venetsanakos, E. Kaldara, K. Malliaras, A. Masdrakis, J. Nanas, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

186
20

PROARRHYTHMIC EFFECTS OF LEVOSIMENDAN THERAPY OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE
E. Zima
, G. Szucs, A. Soltesz, G. Fulop, L. Molnar, D. Becker, L. Geller, B. Merkely, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

187
21

ANGIOGRAPHICALLY DOCUMENTED DECREASED EJECTION FRACTION IS INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ALL CAUSE MORTALITY
M.R. Movahed, J. Salcedo, J. Kleven, A. Sarcon, S. Shahriari, J.D. Vu, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA

188
22 PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF DOBUTAMINE-INDUCED MECHANICAL IN PATIENTS WITH MILDLY TO MODERATELY IDIOPATHIC DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY IN SINUS RHYTHM
A. Hirashiki, H. Izawa, H. Funahashi, K. Unnno, T. Yamada, Y. Murase, K. Harada, H. Asano, T. Murohara, M. Yolota, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
189

 

 

POS 205    Poster Session
DIABETES MELLITUS, OBESITY, INSULIN AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS

 
23

GENDER-SPECIFIC RISK FACTOR ASSOCIATING TO THE ARTERIAL ELASTIC PROPERTY IN THE GENERAL POPULATION
S. Makita, A. Akihiko, Y. Naganuma, A. Tamada, M. Nakamura, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan

190
24

OPTIMAL DEFINITIONS FOR ABDOMINAL OBESITY AND THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN ANDEAN HISPANICS: THE PREVENCION STUDY
J.E. Medina-Lezama, H. Zea-Diaz, K. Villalobos, M.A. Martinez, E. Munoz-Atahualpa, J. Chirinos-Pacheco, J.A. Chirinos, Santa Maria Catholic University, AQP, Peru

191
25

THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT AND PARENTAL CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN IN CANADA
R.J. Ma, X.H. Peng, W. Luo, M. DesMeules, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

192
26

CARDIOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF GLICLAZIDE BEYOND GLYCEMIC CONTROL IN EXPERIMENTAL DIABETIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
S. Kumar, V. Kain, S. Sitaswad, National Centre for Cell Science, Maharashtra, India

193
27

INCREASED TNF-ALPHA LEVELS AND VASOMOTOR DYSFUNCTION IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE
P. Tretjakovs, A. Jurka, I. Bormane, I. Mikelsone, D. Reihmane, J. Jirgensons, G. Bahs, A. Martinsons, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

194
28

PLAQUE CHARACTERIZATION BY VIRTUAL HISTOLOGY INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND ANALYSIS IN TYPE II DIABETIC PATIENTS
K. Nasu, E. Tsuchikane, O. Katoh, T. Matsubara, T. Suzuki, Toyohashi Heart Center, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan

195
 

PREMATURE TREATMENT EFFECTS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AS THE PREDICTOR OF DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2
N.N. Kipshidze, T.B. Gamezardashvili, T.V. Talakvadze, K.T. Kapanadze, L.B. Khosroshvili, Acad. N. Kipshidze National Center of Therapy, Tbilisi, Georgia

 
29

THREE POLYMORPHISMS OF THE HUMAN RESISTIN GENE ARE MAJOR DETERMINANTS OF PLASMA LEVEL OF RESISTIN IN JAPANESE
H. Asano, H. Izawa, M. Kobayashi, A. Hirashiki, Y. Murase, D. Tanimura, T. Yamada, K. Unno, T. Murohara, M. Yolota, Theranostic Research Institute Inc, Nagoya, Japan

196
30

CHILDHOOD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY PREDICTS YOUNG ADULT’S BODY MASS INDEX AND OBESITY: EVIDENCE FROM A BIRTH COHORT STUDY
A.A. Mamun, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

197
31

UPPER LEG LENGTH (ULL) AND THE RISK OF DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR (CV) RISK PROFILE: A CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY (NHANES) 1999 – 2004, USA 
J. Liu, A.L. Baker, Brock University, ON, Canada

198
  PREMATURE TREATMENT EFFECTS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME OF DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2
N.N. Kipshidze, T.B. Gamezardashvili, T.V. Talakvadze, K.T. Kapanadze, L.B. Khosroshvili, Acad. N. Kipshidze National Center of Therapy, Tbilisi, Georgia
 

 

 

POS 206    Poster Session
NEUROHUMORAL, IMMUNOLOGIC AND CYTOKINE ASPECTS OF HEART FAILURE

 
32

CLINICAL AND PROGNOSTIC IMPLICATIONS OF SERUM PROLACTIN LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE
J. Parissis, D. Farmakis, C. Michalakeas, K. Tsitlakidis, D. Birba, P. Stergiou, G. Filippatos, D. Kremastinos, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece

199
33

ALDOSTERONE INDUCES INTERLEUKIN-18 VIA ENDOTHELIN-1, ANGIOTENSIN- II, RHO/RHO-KINASE AND PPAR IN CARDIOMYOCYTE
T. Doi, T. Sakoda, T. Akagami, T. Naka, T. Tsujino, T. Masuyama, M. Ohyanagi, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan

200
34

GHRELIN IS NOT INCREASED AND HAS NO COMPENSATORY ROLE IN CARDIAC CACHEXIA
J.P. Araujo, P. Lourenco, A. Ferreira, F. Rocha-Goncalves, P. Bettencourt, Hospital S. Joao, Porto, Portugal

201
35

LEPTIN IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE – CORRELATION WITH NUTRITIONAL STATUS 
J.P. Araujo, P. Lourenco, A. Ferreira, F. Rocha-Goncalves, P. Bettencourt, Medicina, Hospital S. Joao, Porto, Portugal

202
36 DEVELOPMENT OF CHRONIC CHAGASIC CARDIOPATHY IS RELATED TO ALTERATIONS ON THE ACETYLCHOLINE TURNOVER AND EXPRESSION OF THE NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR  7 AND/OR Á3/Â4 SUBUNITS EXPRESSION
E. Jimenez, E. Lopez, M. Durand, R. Fonseca, L. Ferrer, R.R. Bonfante-Cabarcas, C.C. Rodriguez Bonfante, UCLA, Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
203

 

 

POS 207    Poster Session
NITRIC OXIDE AND NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE IN HEART FAILURE

 
37

RELEASE OF CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE FROM THE JUGULAR-NODOSE GANGLION COMPLEX IN RATS
T. Strecker
, A. Dieterle, K. Messlinger, W. Neuhuber, M. Weyand, S. Koulchitsky, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

204

 

 

POS 208    Poster Session
PULMONARY CIRCULATION ASPECTS, PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

 
38

RIGHT VENTRICULAR STRAIN RATE IMAGING IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION: DO DIFFERENT VENTRICULAR CHANGES REFLECT AETIOLOGY?
A. Vitarelli, Y. Conde, S. D'Orazio, S. Stellato, F. Caranci, D. Battaglia, G. Continanza, L. Capotosto, F. Salsano, C. Terzano, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

205
39

RIGHT VENTRICULAR FAILURE IN PATIENTS WITH PRESERVED EJECTION FRACTION AND DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION: AN UNDER-RECOGNIZED CLINICAL ENTITY
R.M. Zakir, RL Berkowitz, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA

206

 

 

POS 209    Poster Session
HYPERTENSION: BASIC AND CLINICAL

 
40

OSTEOPROTEGERIN IS RELATED TO ASYMMETRIC DIMETHYLARGININE AND AORTIC STIFFNESS IN HYPERTENSION
C. Tsioufis, K. Dimitriadis, A. Miliou, D. Chatzis, C. Thomopoulos, D. Tousoulis, I. Kallikazaros, C. Stefanadis, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

207
41

OAT1, TSC, WNK1, WNK4 GENE POLYMORPHISMS IN EHT AND ANTIHYPERTENSIVE EFFECTS OF HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
Y.F. Han, X.H. Fan, K. Sun, X.J. Wang, Y.B. Wang, J.Z. Cheng, Y.S. Zhen, X.D. Song, Y. Zheng, R.T. Hui, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

208
42

IS THE BEHAVIOR OF SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE DURING TREADMILL TESTING A PREDICTOR FOR NEW-ONSET HYPERTENSION?
C. Esis, E. Silva, M. Bracho, S. Briceno, J. Villasmil, A. Gonzalez, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela

209
43

NURSE-RECORDED AUSCULTATORY BLOOD PRESSURE PREDICTS TARGET ORGAN CHANGES AS WELL AS AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE
A.J. Woodiwiss, N. Molebatsi, M.J. Maseko, E. Libhaber, C. Libhaber, O.H.I. Majane, J. Paiker, P. Dessein, P. Sareli, G.R. Norton, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

210
44

FIXED DOSE PERINDOPRIL AND AMLODIPINE IN MODERATE TO SEVERE HYPERTENSION
V. Bahl, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India

211
45

AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AS PREDICTOR OF ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION IN ELDERLY WITH WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION 
G.E. Calmon, E. Silva, G. Maestre, G. Pino, M. Bracho, N. Pina, Zulia University, Maracaibo, Venezuela

212