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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


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
08:30 - 11:00   HALL A
 

PL:15            Plenary Session
NEW HORIZONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEART FAILURE
Chairpersons: R. Hobbs, Cleveland, OH, USA
                     B.I. Jugdutt, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 

 
08:30

DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE FACTORS AND HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
L. Djoussé, J. Gaziano, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

443
08:45

RECENT TRENDS IN SURVIVAL, HOSPITALIZATION AND TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
P. Heidenreich, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA

444
09:00

HEALING AND REMODELING AFTER STEMI IN THE ELDERLY (Invited Lecture)
B.I. Jugdutt, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

445
09:15

ADENOSINE RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS IN HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
R. Hobbs, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA 

446
09:30

TREATMENT OF HEART FAILURE WITH A REDUCED LEFT VENTRICULAR EJECTION FRACTION (Invited Lecture)
W.S. Aronow, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

447
09:45

DESIGNING NON-RCT STUDIES LIKE RCT USING PROPENSITY SCORE MATCHING: EVIDENCE FOR DIURETICS, HYPOKALEMIA, AND POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENTS IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
A. Ahmed, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA

448
10:00

ONLY LARGE REDUCTIONS IN B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED OUTCOME IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS (Invited Lecture)
W.L. Miller,
K.A.. Hartman, A.S. Jaffe, Rochester Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA  

449
10:15

RIGHT VENTRICLE – SPECIFIC THERAPIES IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND HEART FAILURE (Invited Lecture)
E.D. Michelakis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AL, Canada

450
10:30

HEART FAILURE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES: WHICH INTERVENTIONS WORK? (Invited Lecture)
F. Gustafsson, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

451
10:45

NEW CARDIAC ENHANCERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE SYNDROMES: CLINICAL ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS (Invited Lecture)
J. Parissis, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece

452
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
08:30 - 10:30   HALL B
 

PL:16            Plenary Session
IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF HIGH RISK ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS
Chairpersons:  M. Motro, Tel Hashomer, Israel
                     
T. Tomaru, Chiba, Japan
 

 
08:30

THE PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF CT CORONARY CALCIFICATION IN ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS (Invited Lecture)
M. Motro, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

453
08:45

PREDICTION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
T. Tomaru
, K. Shimizu, T. Kurosu, K. Nakamura, Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital, Sakura, Chiba, Japan

454
09:00

INCREMENTAL VALUE OF CT TO SPECT IN PATIENT MANAGEMENT (Invited Lecture)
J.J. Mahmarian, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

455
09:15

SUBCLINICAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? (Invited Lecture)
M.H. Criqui, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

456
09:30

TISSUE CHARACTERIZATION IN RENAL ARTERIES (Invited Lecture)
V. Mathew, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

457
09:45

ATHEROSCLEROTIC CALCIFICATION – THE CARDIOVASCULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF WHOLE BODY SCANNING (Invited Lecture)
M. Allison, University of California San Diego, CA, USA

459
10:00

NUCLEAR STRESS TESTING IN WOMEN:  MORE THAN JUST MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION? (Invited Lecture)
J.W. Askew,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

460
10:15

SENSITIVITY, SPECIFICITY, POSITIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE, AND NEGATIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF 64-CHANNEL MULTISLICE CORONARY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY IN PREDICTING  OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE DIAGNOSED BY CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY IN PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
H.M. Lai,  W.S. Aronow, G. Ravipati, J. Shao, A.J. DeLuca, M.B. Weiss, A.L. Pucillo, K. Kalapatapu, C.E. Monsen, R.N. Belkin, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

461
10:30 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
08:30 - 11:00   HALL C
  S34   Session
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE / HEART VALVE SURGERY
Chairpersons:  M.E. Fawzy, Saudi Arabia
                     
M.R. Movahed, Tucson, AZ, USA
 
 
08:30

20 YEARS FOLLOW-UP RESULTS OF PULMONARY BALLOON VALVULOPLASTY IN ADULTS AND THE FATE OF CONCOMITANT INFUNDIBULAR STENOSIS AND TRICUSPID REGURGITATION
M.E. Fawzy, A. Badr, S. El Amraoiu, O. Nowayhed, I. Ibrahim, S. Shah, C. Canver, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

462
08:45

LOW BODY MASS INDEX AND BODY SURFACE AREA ARE INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH AORTIC REGURGITATION
M.R. Movahed, C. Manrique, A. Martinez, R. Ebrahimi, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA

463
09:00

COMPARISON BETWEEN IN VIVO SEEDING AND IN SITU CELL ATTRACTION FOR THE RECELLULARISATION OF HEART VALVE BIOPROSTHESES
G. De Visscher, W. Flameng, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

464
09:15

MATRIX STIFFNESS DIRECTS OSTEOGENIC AND MYOFIBROGENIC DIFFERENTIATION OF VALVE FIBROBLASTS
C.Y.Y. Yip, C.A. Simmons, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

465
09:30

INCREASED CARDIAC TROPONIN I LEVELS IN INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED IN-HOSPITAL MORTALITY AND VALVE REPLACEMENT 
P. Tsenovoy, W.S. Aronow, J. Joseph, M.S. Kopacz New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY USA

466
09:45

TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION - IN GOOD HANDS WITH CARDIAC SURGEONS
S. Bleiziffer, H. Ruge, D. Mazzitelli, C. Schreiber, A. Hutter, J.C. Laborde, R. Bauernschmitt, R. Lange, German Heart Center Munich, Munich, Germany

467
10:00

IMPACT OF ROSUVASTATIN ON THE PROGRESSION OF AORTIC STENOSIS CAUSED BY HYPERTENSION
G. Giunta, E. Guevara, G. Yannarelli, L. Gomez Rosso, L. Marziali, F. Brites, R.R. Favaloro, L.A. Cuniberti, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

468
10:15

REDO VERSUS FIRST BALLOON MITRAL VALVOTOMY FOR RHEUMATIC MITRAL STENOSIS
O.A. Rifaie, M.I. Ohamad, M.M. Helmi, M.M. Elbiali, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

469
10:30

INFLAMMATION/REMODELING MARKERS AND MULTISLICE CT/IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY IN AORTIC VALVE DISEASE
A. Mazzone, A. Vianello, G. Palladini, S. Cappelli, S. Perlini, A. Pompella, D. Chiappino, S. Berti, M. Glauber, P. Tanganelli, Heart Hospital, Massa, Italy

470
10:45

WHY DO AORTIC VALVES FAIL? A NEW THEORY TO EXPLAIN DEGENERATIVE AORTIC VALVE DISEASE
F. Robicsek, R.F. Padera, A.A. Fokin, M.J. Thubrikar, J. Madjarov, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

471
11:00 COFFEE BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
11:15-13:30   HALL A
  PL:17     Plenary Session
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY / CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE / MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT
Chairpersons:      L. Benson, Toronto, ON, Canada
                          G.L. Rosenthal
, Cleveland, OH, USA
 
 
11:15 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL INITIATIVES (Invited Lecture)
G.L. Rosenthal, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
472
11:30 CATHETER-BASED COMPLETION OF THE FONTAN: A NON-SURGICAL APPROACH (Invited Lecture)
L.N. Benson, M.C. Crystal, S.J. Yoo, G. VanArsdell, H. Mikailian, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
473
11:45 PERCUTANEOUS PFO CLOSURE FOR CRYPTOGENIC STROKE AND MIGRAINES, THE SIMPLE WAY (Invited Lecture)
A. Manolis, Patras University, Athens, Greece
474
12:00 UPDATE ON PEDIATRIC MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT (Invited Lecture)
B.W. Duncan, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
475
12:15 PERMANENT MECHANICAL CIRCULATORY SUPPORT: IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY AND OUTCOMES (Invited Lecture)
M. Slaughter, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL, USA
476
12:30 MANAGEMENT OF AORTIC DILATION IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
A.T. Yetman, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
477
12:45 SUDDEN DEATH IN THE ADULT WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
L. Harris, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
478
13:00 CONGENITAL INTERVENTION DECISION MAKING (Invited Lecture)
E.M. Horlick, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
479
13:15 LONG-TERM OUTCOME (UP TO 22 YEARS) OF BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY OF DISCRETE NATIVE COARCTATION OF THE AORTA IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS (Invited Lecture)
M.E. Fawzy, H. Sergani, F. El Shaer, A. Osman, A. Badr, C. Canver, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
480
13:30 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
11:15-13:15   HALL B
  PL:18      Plenary Session
ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE / RISK ASSESSMENT / NEW TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Chairpersons:
P.A. McCullough, Royal Oak, MI, USA
                    
U. Thadani, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
 
 
11:15

UPDATE ON STABLE ANGINA WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON MANAGEMENT OF NO OPTION (REFRACTORY) ANGINA (Invited Lecture)
U. Thadani, University of Oklahoma, VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

481
11:30

NEW INSIGHTS ON ACCELERATED VASCULAR CALCIFICATION IN PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
P.A. McCullough, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

482
11:45

REVASCULARIZATION VS SECONDARY PREVENTION: WHAT TO DO WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE (Invited Lecture)
G.W. Barsness, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA        

483
12:00

INFLUENZA VACCINATION: THE NEGLECTED COMPONENT OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION GUIDELINES (Invited Lecture)
M. Madjid, S.W. Casscells, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA

484
12:15

COLCHICINE FOR PERICARDITIS: HYPE OR HOPE? (Invited Lecture)
M. Imazio, R. Trinchero ,Maria Vittoria Hospital, Torino, Italy

485
12:30

CLINICAL FEATURES AND IN-HOSPITAL OUTCOMES OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN PATIENTS WITH UNDERLYING CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS (Invited Lecture)
S. Arora, V.A. Doraiswamy, C. Thatikonda, P. Kleist, V. Srinivasan, Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University Program, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

486
12:45

THE USE OF FIBRATES REDUCES THE RISK OF NON-FATAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION BUT DOES NOT AFFECT MORTALITY OR OTHER ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS- A POOLED META-ANALYSIS (Invited Lecture)
S.A Saha, R.R. Arora, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, USA

487
13:00

DECREASING KIDNEY FUNCTION PREDICTS VASCULAR EVENTS INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE AT BASELINE: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY ON MEN UNDERGOING CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE EVALUATION OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (Invited Lecture)
P. Rein, C.H. Saely, L. Risch, A. Vonbank, S. Aczel, S. Beer, U. Neyer, H. Drexel, VIVIT Institute, Feldkirch, Austria

488
13:15 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION  
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
11:15-14:15   HALL C
  S35     Session
NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND IMAGING TECHNIQUES
Chairperson:   Y. Charuzi, Los Angeles, CA, USA
                     B. Kantor, Rochester, MN, USA
 
 
11:15

A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, MULTICENTER STUDY OF THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF ADVEGF121 BIOBYPASS GENE THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY ADVANCED CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: THE NOVA TRIAL
J. Kastrup, E. Jjorgensen, S. Fuchs, S. Nikol, H.E. Boetker, F. Baldazzi, R. Kornowski Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

489
11:30

TYPE 2 DIABETES SIGNIFICANTLY MODULATES THE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK CONFERRED BY THE PAI -1 -675 5G/4G POLYMORPHISM
C.H. Saely, A. Muendlein, A. Vonbank, G. Sonderegger, S. Aczel, P. Rein, L. Risch, H. Drexel,
VIVIT Institute, Feldkirch, Austria

490
11:45

RIGHT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION IS COMMON AMONG NONELITE MARATHON RUNNERS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPONIN ELEVATION - A CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE STUDY
R. Attaran, B. Boudi, V.S. Sorrell, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

491
12:00

SCREENING FOR DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS IN ASYMPTOMATIC HIGH RISK PATIENTS: A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIGITAL PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY AND VENOUS ULTRASONOGRAPHY
B. Sharif-Kashani, N. Behzadnia, P. Shahabi, M. Sadr, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Tehran, Iran

492
12:15

DETERMINANTS OF ACCURACY AND REPRODUCIBILITY OF LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION ASSESSMENT BY REAL-TIME THREE-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

O.I.I. Soliman, S.W. Kirschbaum, B.M. van dalen, W.B. Vletter, M.L. Geleijnse, F.J. Ten Cate

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

493
12:30

THE IMPACT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR GEOMETRY ON MORTALITY - THE OCHSNER EXPERIENCE
S.M. Artham,
C.J. Lavie, R.V. Milani, D.K. Patel, H.O. Ventura, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

494
12:45

RIGHT VENTRICULAR REMODELING: FOLLOW UP WITH 3D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE
I.A. Grapsa, D. Dawson, D. O'Regan, G. Duringhel, H. Pavlopoulos, J. Hajnal, P. Nihoyannopoulos, Imperial College of London, London, UK

495
13:00

ROLE OF M-MODE IN DIAGNOSING ATRIAL SEPTAL ANEURYSM (ASA): A CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUE WITH A NOVEL APPLICATION
R. Garg, A. Khaja, L. Tejwani, K. Aggarwal, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA

496
13:15

TISSUE DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN PERSONS WITH HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, OR ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE
R. Mogelvang,
P. Sogaard, S.A. Pedersen, N.T. Olsen, P. Schnohr, J.S. Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark

497
13:30

SENSITIVITY, SPECIFICITY, POSITIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE, AND NEGATIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF STRESS TESTING VERSUS 64-CHANNEL MULTISLICE CORONARY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY IN PREDICTING OBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE DIAGNOSED BY CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY
H.M. Lai, W.S. Aronow, G. Ravipati, J. Shao, A.J. DeLuca, M.B. Weiss, A.L. Pucillo, K. Kalapatapu, C.E. Monsen, R.N. Belkin, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

498
13:45

NORMAL RANGE OF MECHANICAL VARIABLES IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
A. Lopez-Candales,
N. Rajagopalan, K. Dohi, K. Edelman, B. Gulyasy, R.  Bazaz, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

499
14:00

CAN WE REDEFINE THE GOLD STANDARD FOR LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE THROMBUS?
A. Simmons, T. Rosamond, J. Nath, M. Biria, L. Wetzel, D. Lakkireddy, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA 

 500
14:15 LUNCH BREAK, VISIT POSTERS & EXHIBITION