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ESC Awards 2013 

The European Society of Cardiology is pleased to honour a number of individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements

Date: 03 Sep 2013
The winners of this year’s young and nursing investigator and moderated poster awards received their certificates during the ESC Congress 2013 in Amsterdam.

Awardees 2013

Young Investigator Awards

Dr Costantino Sarah
Dr Sarah Costantino
SwitzerlandBasic Science
Hyperglycemia-induced myocardial oxidative stress and inflammation persist despite optimal glycemic control: role of mitochondrial adaptor p66shc
Dr EH Walter
Dr Holy Erik Walter

Carbamylated LDL induces a pro-thrombotic state via the LOX-1 receptor and arterial thrombus formation:  a novel mechanism of cardiovascular events in end-stage renal disease

Dr M Leening
Dr Maarten Leening 
NetherlandsPopulation Sciences
The healthy volunteer effect and coronary risk prediction in the general population: the Rotterdam study

Dr Margaritis
Dr Marios Margaritis

United KingdomCoronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation
A novel cross-talk between perivascular adipose tissue and the arterial wall controls redox state in human atherosclerosis
Dr Konstantinos
Dr Rizas Konstantinos
GermanyClinical Science
Low frequency waves of repolarization as a novel predictor of mortality after myocardial infarction

Nursing/Allied Professional Investigator Award

Dr Lowrie RichardUnited KingdomPharmacist-led Statin Outreach Support (SOS): cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care

Challenging Case Report Awards

Dr Ammirati EnricoItalyThe case report of a 31-year-old man with giant cell myocarditis successfully treated with combined immunosuppression and veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for 21 days

Moderated Posters

Mr Spescha Remo Daniel SwitzerlandPost-ischemic in vivo p66shc silencing as a therapeutical strategy for ischemia/reperfusion brain injury
Dr Perazzolo Marra Martina ItalyThe prognostic value of myocardial fibrosis in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a study by endomyocardial biopsy and cardiac magnetic resonance.
Dr Khalid UsmanDanemarkPsoriasis is associated with increased risk of new-onset heart failure: a nationwide cohort study
Prof La Gerche Andre AustraliaRight ventricular work increase during strenuous exercise is greater than for the left ventricle: results from a real-time exercise cardiac magnetic resonance study
Dr Paikin Jeremy CanadaRandomized trial to examine the effect of ASA dose or ASA dosing frequency on ASA resistance after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Dr Menezes Alves Da Costa Leandro BrazilRelease of biomarkers compared with cardiac magnetic resonance for the diagnosis of procedure-related myocardial injury. A prospective trial using the third definition of myocardial infarction
Dr Leening MaartenNetherlandAre osteoarthritis patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease? Results from a large prospective population-based cohort study.
Dr Lourenco Patricia PortugalThe nutritional marker pre-albumin is strongly associated with adverse outcome in heart failure
Miss Igland Jannicke NorwayEducational differences in 28-day and 1-year survival after hospitalization for incident acute myocardial infarction - A CVDNOR project
Dr Segreti Luca ItalyTransvenous removal of pacing and  ICD leads: 15 years experience from a referral center
Dr Alraies Chadi USAPredictors of qrs voltage recovery post-pericardiectomy in patients with constrictive pericarditis
Dr Porta Sanchez Andreu SpainThirty year experience of constrictive pericarditis: one-hundred and forty cases with a long-term follow-up.
Miss Verloop Willemien  NetherlandsWhat are predictors for blood pressure lowering effect after renal denervation?
Dr Bromage Dan 
United KingdomImpact of inter-hospital transfer for primary percutaneous coronary intervention on survival (10,108 STEMI patients from the London Heart Attack Group)
Dr Ujiie Yuichi JapanAnalysis of failures of retrograde percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion: from the Japanese Multicenter registry by Retrograde Summit

Best Posters

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Dr Becker MichaelGermanyDetection of coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women: the significance of integrated stress imaging tests in a 4-year prognostic study.
Dr Winter Max-PaulAustriaFormation of typical vascular lesions in a new experimental model of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Prof. Jing Zhi-ChengChina, People's Republic ofComparison of hemodynamic parameters in treatment-naive and pretreated patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the Phase III PATENT-1 study
Prof. Zeymer UweGermanyDifferences in incidence of hospital admissions for acute coronary syndromes in five Western countries
Assoc Prof Walfridsson HakanSwedenRadiofrequency ablation as initial therapy in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: results on health-related quality of life and symptom burden. (The MANTRA-PAF trial)
Dr Benn Christiansen ChristineDenmarkPrimary prevention of ischemic stroke: implication of multiple risk factors in patients with and without atrial fibrillation  
Dr Suvorava TatsianaGermanyContribution of extra-endothelial eNOS in regulation of blood pressure
Dr Wang NaUnited States of AmericaRegional cardiac dysfunction and outcome in patients with left ventricular dysfunction, heart failure, or both after myocardial infarction
Prof. Drexel HeinzAustriaSerum omentin significantly predicts cardiovascular events both in patients with the metabolic syndrome and in subjects who do not have the metabolic syndrome 
Dr Rodriguez Munoz DanielSpainAtrial systole contribution to cardiac output: more than just volume
Miss Koop Anne-MarieNetherlandsExperimental right ventricular failure is associated with dysregulation of genes involved in dilated cardiomyopathy
Dr Nishimiya KensukeJapanEssential role of polymer-coating in the pathogenesis of coronary hyperconstricting responses after drug-eluting stent implantation in pigs in vivo
Dr Szpakowicz AnnaPolandThe rs9982601 polymorphism of the intergenic region between SLC5A3/MRPS6/KCNE2 genes is associated with 5-year mortality of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
Assoc Prof Takagi MasahikoJapanThe prognostic value of J-wave and ST-segment morphology after J-wave in inferolateral leads in Brugada syndrome without aborted sudden death and/or documented ventricular fibrillation.
Dr Horibe HidekiJapanAssociation of polymorphisms of CELSR1 and chromosome 3q28 with hypertension in community-dwelling Japanese individuals
Dr Mehta AshishSingaporeRe-trafficking of hERG reverses Long QT Syndrome 2 phenotype in human pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes
Prof. Rossignol PatrickBelgiumReduction In body weight is an independent risk factor for mortality in chronic heart failure. Insights from GISSI-HF and Val-HeFT trials.
Ms. Spence JaniceUnited KingdomRisk factors associated with recurrent cardiovascular events at 1 and 3 years following acute coronary syndrome: longitudinal analysis 2006-2011
Dr Nakanishi RineUnited States of AmericaCoronary artery disease extent, severity and risk among active smokers, past smokers and non-smokers: a prospective study of 13,372 patients undergoing coronary CT angiography
Miss Menting MyrtheNetherlandsLeft ventricular abnormal rotation and twist in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of fallot.
Prof. Veselka JosefCzech RepublicOutcomes of alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a European multicentre and multinational study.
Assoc Prof Soeki TakeshiJapanCardiospecific microRNA plasma levels are associated with coronary plaque vulnerability
Dr van der Zwaag Paul ArjenNetherlandsMortality and risk factors for malignant ventricular arrhythmias in carriers of the phospholamban R14del mutation.
Dr Linz DominikGermanyRenal denervation attenuates impairment of renal function and kidney injury in obese spontaneously hypertensive rats.
Ms. Selwaness MarianaNetherlandsAtherosclerotic plaque in the left carotid artery is more vulnerable than at the contralateral side
Miss Hervent Anne-SophieBelgiumNeuregulin-1 antagonizes myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction in angiotensin-II treated mice.
Dr Takase HiroyukiJapanSurvey of 24-hour salt intake estimated by spot urine in Japanese general population; changes during 5 years
Mr van Rosendael PhilippeNetherlandsGeometry of left atrial appendage assessed with multi-detector row computed tomography: implications for transcatheter closure devices
Dr Miyazawa KazuoJapanPresence of ventricular aneurysm predicts poor clinical outcomes in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
Dr Amemiya KisakiJapanImpact of bifurcation angle on mace after cross over single drug-eluting stent strategy in unprotected left main bifurcation lesion: 3-dimensional quantitative coronary angiographic analysis
Dr Baron TomaszSweden

In hospital complications and short- and long-term mortality in patients with type 1 and type 2 myocardial infarction. Data from the SWEDEHEART registry.

Dr Haugaa Kristina HermannNorwayMechanical resynchronization is associated with less ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
Assoc Prof Tsioufis CostasGreeceLack of regression of left ventricular hypertrophy is accompanied by adverse prognosis in essential hypertensives
Dr Williams TatjanaGermanyEyes absent homolog 4 regulates p27Kip1 and aggravates pressure overload-induced adverse cardiac remodeling
Prof. Komajda MichelFranceEfficacy and safety of ivabradine in patients with chronic systolic heart failure and low blood pressure in the shift  trial
Prof. Henriksson PeterSwedenLong-term cost effectiveness of case-based training of evidence-based clinical practice in primary care patients with coronary heart disease
Dr Poppe KatrinaNew ZealandNew reference values for left ventricular dimensions and volumes measured by echocardiography: an individual person data meta-analysis of 21317 healthy subjects
Dr Rodriguez Angulo Hector OmarVenezuelaTrypanosoma cruzi strains belonging to distinct DTU causes different myocarditis patterns in infected mice
Mr van de Hoef TimNetherlandsLong-term outcome of discordance between fractional flow reserve and coronary flow velocity reserve after deferral of percutaneous coronary intervention using the clinically adopted 0.80 FFR cut-off
Dr Stein Gideon YIsraelCurrent utilization and clinical implications of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin measurements in hospitalized medical patients
Dr Nielsen Jonas BilleDenmarkPredicting onset of atrial fibrillation based on ECG P-wave duration: results from the Copenhagen ECG Study
Ass prof Seo Hye SunKorea, Republic ofThe association of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with intraventricular dyssynchrony at rest and during exercise in hypertensive patients
Dr Koren MichaelUnited States of AmericaSafety, tolerability, and efficacy of long-term administration of AMG 145:  preliminary results from the OSLER study
Dr Wada YukoJordanClinical significance of tissue fibrosis and conduction abnormality in long-term prognosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Dr Mogensen Ulrik MadvigDenmarkDifferences in mortality and cardiovascular risk associated with insulin in combination with individual insulin secretagogues or metformin - a nationwide study
Dr Andreini DanieleItalyPrognostic value of CT angiography in coronary bypass patients: a 73 months follow-up study
Ass Prof Chan VincentCanadaDeterminants of postoperative left ventricle dysfunction in patients with chronic asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation due to myxomatous degeneration
Dr Kiviniemi TuomasFinlandPerformance of bleeding risk-prediction scores in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Dr Sibbing DirkGermanyThe impact of personalized antiplatelet treatment on early adverse events in PCI-treated patients with high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity: results of the ISAR-HPR registry
Ass Prof Peinado RafaelSpainEntrainment from the right ventricle distinguishes fast-slow AV nodal reentrant tachycardia from permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia
Dr Kimura KazutakaJapanEffect of central adiposity on the progression of arterial stiffening and central hemodynamic abnormalities
Dr Lubos EdithGermanyAssociation between genome-wide significant variants on gene expression and glutathione peroxidase-1 levels in the general population 
Mrs. Jacobs SandraBelgiumRestoration of intrathoracic impedance at discharge predicts freedom from re-admission for heart failure.
Dr Persson Jonas LarsSwedenLong-term cardiovascular risk in relation to birth weight and exposure to maternal diabetes mellitus
Dr Brunner StefanGermanyIn vivo monitoring of PTH therapy after myocardial infarction in mice using [68Ga]-Annexin-V / [18F]-FDG micro PET
Dr Ben Amor FatmaTunisiaPercutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV) during pregnancy: twenty-year experience at Monastir Hospital, Tunisia
Dr Leistner David ManuelGermanyOCT-derived coronary plaque morphology and transcoronary concentration gradients of vessel wall-associated microRNAs
Dr Rudolph VolkerGermanyLiberation of vessel-adherent myeloperoxidase reflects plaque burden in patients with stable coronary artery disease
Ms. Verchenko ElenaRussian FederationAbnormal mechanical  contraction and relaxation in young patients with congenital Long QT syndrome. 
Ass Prof Dumitrescu Silviu IonelRomaniaEffect of blood pressure variability on endothelial function assessed by brachial artery flow mediated dilatation.
Dr Ablasser KlemensAustriaStatic, but not cyclic tensional forces on the heart increase anti-angiogenic sFlt-1 expression in endothelial cells and inhibit VEGFR-2 activation.
Dr Rivera Otero Jose MiguelSpainGene expression analysis of cation channels involved in cardiac contraction in human dilated cardiomyopathy
Dr Olah AttilaHungaryDetailed hemodynamic characterization of athletes heart using left ventricular pressure-volume analysis in a rat model.