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Young Research Awards

In 2016, during the Working Group’s General Assembly at the ESC Congresss, 5 awards have been given to the first authors / presenters of the best graded abstracts on Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Hypertension.



Awardees 2016

Stavros Konstantinides,  Sabina Rosset, Kenzo Ichimura, Max-Paul Winter,  Mona Sahlholdt Hansen, Irene Lang [left to right]

Erik Klok (Vienna, AT), for its abstract on Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Prediction of bleeding events in patients with venous thromboembolism on stable anticoagulation

Mona Sahlholdt Hansen (Aarhus N, DK), for its abstract on Right Ventricular Function
Levosimendan prevents and reverts pressure-overload induced right ventricular failure

Max-Paul Winter (Vienna, AT), for its abstract on Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
A new experimental model of pulmonary arterial hypertension- KDR knock out

Kenzo Ichimura (Fukuoka, JP), for its abstract on Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
Nanoparticle-mediated targeting of pitavastatin into small pulmonary arteries by intravenous administration attenuates the progression of monocrotaline-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension in rats

Sabina Rosset (Lausanne,CH), for its abstract on Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
Severe ventricular interdependence as a cause of misclassification of group 2 pulmonary hypertension

Awardees 2015

Stavros Konstantinides, Mario Gerges, Irene Lang,  Erik Klok, Kasper Hasseriis Andersen, Hideya Shigyo [left to the right]

Mario Gerges (Vienna,AT) for its abstract on Right ventricular function:
Combined pre and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension in chronic heart failure: epidemiology, right ventricular function and survival

Erik Klok (Leiden,NL) for its abstract on Acute pulmonary embolism
Withholding anticoagulation after negative CTPA is safe in patients with a likely clinical probability of PE

Hideya Shigyo (Suita,JP) for its abstract on Pulmonary circulation
Efficacy and safety of first-line oral triple upfront combination therapy in severe pulmonary arterial hypertension patients

Kasper Hasseriis Andersen (Copenhagen,DK)  for its abstract on Chronic pulmonary hypertension
Venous remodelling in COPD pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension

Awardees  2014

4 Pulmonary Hypertension Awards (Unrestricted grant provided by Pfizer Limited):

Yaguo Zheng: Oral targeted therapies in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension: a meta-analysis of clinical trials
Christian Gerges:  Pulmonary artery occlusion waveform analysis for the assessment of pulmonary vascular disease in pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease
Guido Claessen: Sildenafil increases stroke volume during exercise in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Ana Garcia-Alvarez: Long-term oral B3-agonist treatment reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and improves right ventricular function in a swine model of chronic postcapillary pulmonary hypertension

2 Venous Thromboembolism Awards:

Erik Klok: Performance of five different bleeding-prediction scores in patients with acute pulmonary embolism
Anja Kaeberich: Optimized high sensitive troponin T cut-off values for risk stratification of normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism

Awardees  2013

2 Venous Thromboembolism Awards:

Delphine Baudouy: B blood type is a strong risk factor for venous thromboembolism recurrence
Mareike Lankeit: Angiopoietin-2 - a novel biomarker for risk stratification of acute pulmonary embolism

2 Pulmonary Hypertension Awards:

Max-Paul Winter: Formation of typical vascular lesions in a new experimental model of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Jose Manuel Montero Cabezas: Demythologizing pulmonary artery aneurysm: prevalence and associated complications in a large pulmonary arterial hypertension population

Awardees  2012

Abstract: Plasma MR-proADM is superior to NT-proBNP for all-cause short term mortality prediction in acute pulmonary embolismby Justyna Pedowska-Wloszek
Abstract: Pulmonary embolism in Sweden, a national cohort and survival analysis, by Therese Anderson
Abstract: Right ventricular hypertrophy and failure abolish cardioprotection by ischemic preconditioning, by Asger Andersen
Abstract: Survival in pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension: does echocardiography make the difference?, by Julia Grapsa
Abstract: Egr-1 expression is specific for neointimal development in both human and experimental PAH, by Michael Dickinson
Abstract: Treatment of decompensated left-sided heart failure lowers right ventricular pulsatile load and increases the pulmonary arterial time constant, by Matthias Dupont

Awardees  2011

Abstract: Pulmonary arterial stroke volume: a new and strong prognostic factor in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension
by Johannes Menno Douwes (NL)
Abstract: Absence of influence of gender and BMPR2 mutation type on clinical phenotypes of pulmonary arterial hypertension
by Barbara Girerd (FR)
Abstract: ESC-ERS 2009 pulmonary hypertension guidelines: an evaluation study in 9 European countries (the guide to PH study)
by Enri Leci (IT)
Abstract: Survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue disease over the past decade
by Christopher Valerio (UK)
Abstract: Predictive value of the new highly sensitive troponin T assay compared to a clinical score in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a prospective external validation study by Mareike Lankeit (DE)
Abstract: In-hospital major bleeding predicts mortality in patients with objectively confirmed pulmonary embolism
by Anna Budaj-Fidecka (PL)

Awardees  2010

Abstract: Prognostic value of echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treated with targeted therapies, by Elena Beciani
Abstract: Vardenafil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study, by Zhi-Cheng Jing