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ESC in South Africa 2021

29/10/2021 09:00 31/10/2021 19:00 Europe/Paris ESC in South Africa 2021

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'ESC in South Africa' scientific programme is part of the Global Affairs events, a series of international ESC educational courses built around a global network of international partnerships.

In close collaboration with the South African Heart Association, the ESC brings highlights in key topics from ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience to the Final Programme of the SA Heart virtual congress 2021.

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Friday, 29 October 2021

ESC @ SA Heart: A primer in valvular heart disease: case-based, multi-modality overview


Pravin Manga (M) (SA), Alec Vahanian (France), Friedhelm Beyersdorf (Germany)

09:00-10:45 CEST
What is new in the ESC 2021 valvular heart disease Guideline? Alec Vahanian (France) & Friedhelm Beyersdorf (Germany)
Panel discussion: “Are the ESC recommendations appropriate for South Africa / Africa”  Chairpersons: Blanche Cupido (SA), Ruchika Meel, Anton Doubell (SA)
Aortic Stenosis, Cardiology Division, Groote Schuur   
Clinical case presentation Elise Gambahaya (Zimbabwe)
Clinical and diagnostic pitfalls in the diagnostic reasoning for tight aortic stenosis with complex co-morbidities Jens Hitzeroth (South Africa)
Aortic Stenosis and co-morbidities: When is TAVI futile? Simon Redwood (UK)
Aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease; Evidence-based approach to decision making Farrel Hellig (SA)
Panel discussion / Q & A  

ESC @ SA Heart: A primer in valvular heart disease: two case-based, multi-modality


Anton Doubell (M) (SA), Loritta Kabwe (Zambia), Alec Vahanian (France), Friedhelm Beyersdorf (Germany)

11:15-13:20 CEST
Mitral valve stenosis: Cardiology Division, Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg  
Case presentation 1 Lifa Dhlamini (SA) (7 mins)
Case presentation 2 Priya Parbhoo (SA) (7 mins)
Mitral stenosis-severity assessment, diagnosis and pitfalls Ruchika Meel (SA) (15 mins)
Rhematic mitral valve stenosis – Surgical repair vs replacement Shungu Mogaladi (SA) (15 mins)
Mitral regurgitation (MR): Cardiology Division, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town  
Case presentation Tsungai Chipamaunga (SA) (5 mins)
Assessment of severity Philip Herbst (SA) (10 mins)
Assessment of repairability Alfonso Pecoraro (SA) (10 mins)
Surgical repair Jacques Janson (SA) (10 mins)
Percutaneous intervention: Are we heeding the lessons learnt from TAVI? Helmuth Weich (SA) (5 mins)
A case for Mitral Clip Azeem Latib (USA) (20 mins)
Panel Discussion / Q & A (20 mins)  

Saturday, 30 October 2021

ESC @ SA Heart: A masterclass in cardiac pacing (CASSA)


Ashley Chin (M), Jane Moses, Adele Greyling (SA), Jens Cosedis Nielsen (Denmark), Michael Glikson (Israel)

08:30-10:15 CEST
What’s new in the ESC 2021 Cardiac Pacing Guideline? Jens Cosedis Nielsen (Denmark) (12mins) & Michael Glikson (Israel) (12 mins)
Tips and tricks during implant for optimal CRT response Carsten Israel (Germany) (15 mins)
Pacing in paediatrics and congenital heart disease: an update Eric Rosenthal (UK) (15 mins)
Physiological pacing alternatives to CRT: left bundle and His bundle pacing Carsten Israel (Germany) (15 mins)
Abstract: Determinants of QRS duration in a diverse cardiomyopathy population of the Western Cape – Implications for eligibility for cardiac resynchronisation therapy Sanele Dlamini (SA) (7 mins)
Abstract: Clinical Profile and Outcomes of Young Patients Treated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators at a South African Tertiary Hospital: A review of two decades of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator implantation and follow up Philasande Mkoko (SA) (7 mins)
Panel Discussion / Q & A (20 mins)  

ESC @ SA Heart: A primer in cardiac failure: managing comorbidities and special considerations


Martin Mpe (M), Eric Klug (SA), Theresa McDonagh (UK), Marco Metra (Italy)

10:45-13:00 CEST
What is new in heart failure – 2021 ESC Heart Failure Guideline Theresa McDonagh (UK), Marco Metra (Italy) (20 mins)
Is there an epidemiological transition in heart failure in Africa? Ana Olga Mocumbi (Mozambique)
Case Presentation:
Complex heart failure - Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Vinod Vaishak (SA) (5 mins)
Ten heart failure lessons Eric Klug (South Africa) (20 mins)
Abstract: The prevalence, profile and prognosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: A South African tertiary hospital experience David Nshuti Shema (SA) (7 mins)
HFpEF - Pathophysiology and management Barry Borlaug (USA) (20 mins)
Case presentation:  
Advanced heart failure, diabetes and renal dysfunction – Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Johannesburg Umar Adamu (SA) (5 mins)
The terrible triplets of heart failure Nqoba Tsabedze (SA) (15 mins)
Panel Discussion / Q & A (20 mins)  

ESC @ SA Heart: CVD Prevention


Frederick Raal (M) (SA), David Jankelow (SA), Frank Visseren (Netherlands), Francois Mach (Switzerland)

13:45-16:00 CEST
What is new in 2021 ESC Guideline for CVD Prevention Francois Mach (Switzerland), Frank Visseren (Netherlands) (20 mins)
Lifestyle management: The cornerstone of prevention Pamela Morris (USA) (15 mins)
Inflammatory targets in atherosclerosis Paul Ridker (USA) (20 mins)
Lipid modifying therapy to prevent atherosclerosis – where to from here? Frederick Raal (SA) (20 mins)
Triglycerides – A modifiable risk Factor? What does the data tell us? Deepak Bhatt (USA) (20 mins)
Will coronary atherosclerosis be terminated? Eugene Braunwald (USA) (15 mins)
Panel Discussion / Q & A (20 mins)  

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