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ESC in Arabia

At the 32nd Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association 2021 - virtual

07/10/2021 12:00 09/10/2021 12:00 Europe/Paris ESC in Arabia

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The 'ESC in Arabia' programme is part of the ESC’s Global Activities - a series of international educational courses in collaboration with cardiology partners all over the world.

In close collaboration with the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), the ESC brings highlights in key topics from ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience to Saudi Arabia as part of the Final Programme of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association 2021.

To take part in these sessions, register to attend SHA 2021:

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Friday, 8 October 2021

ESC Arabia Session 1: Cardiac involvement in COVID-19 infection


Mohammed Balghith (KSA), Susanna Price (UK)

08:00-09:30 CEST – Hall 1
08:00 - 08:20 CEST Covid-19 infection and Covid Vaccination: triggers for acute coronary syndromes? Alaide Chieffo (Italy)
08:20 - 08:40 CEST Pericardial and myocardial involvement in Covid-19 infection Marco Metra (Italy)
08:40 - 09:00 CEST Cardiac arrhythmias in COVID-19 infection Bandar Alghamdi (KSA)
09:00 - 09:20 CEST The saga of COVID-19 pharmacologic treatments: what did and did not work out Fakhr Alyoubi (KSA)
09:20 - 09:30 CEST Discussion  


ESC Arabia Session 2: What’s new in the management of atrial fibrillation patients


Abdulmohsen AlMusaad (KSA), Dipen Shah (Switzerland)

12:30-14:00 CEST- Hall 1
12:31 - 12:51 CEST New European guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation Gerhard Hindricks (Germany)
12:31 - 13:11 CEST The 4S-AF scheme (stroke risk; symptoms; severity of burden; substrate): In-depth characterization of atrial fibrillation Tatjana Potpara (Serbia)
13:11 - 13:31 CEST How to choose the most appropriate non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) for your atrial fibrillation patient? KSA Speaker (tbc)
13:31 - 13:51 CEST Rhythm control vs. rate control: a closed debate? KSA Speaker (tbc)
 13:51 - 14:00 CEST Discussion  

ESC Arabia Session 3: Research translating into practice changes in acute coronary syndrome


Khalid Alhabib (KSA), Marco Roffi (Switzerland)

14:15-15:45 CEST - Hall 1
14:15 - 14:35 CEST The role of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in the non-STEMI diagnosis and management KSA Speaker (tbc)
14:35 - 14:55 CEST Prasugrel preferred over ticagrelor in NSTE-ACS patients undergoing PCI? Stefanie Schüpke (Germany)
14:55 - 15:15 CEST Complete revascularization is best for most ACS patients with multivessel disease KSA Speaker (tbc)
15:15 - 15:35 CEST Do patients with anemia presenting with require blood transfusions? Jose Ramon Juanatey (Spain)

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