Read the meeting report by Dr Afzal Sohaib, ESC Council on Stroke Cardiologist of Tomorrow representative.
Friday 25 January 2019
Welcome by the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Council on Stroke (W. Doehner and J. Kovac)
Plenary session: Young clinician session
Chairs: A Sohaib / N Voigt
- Acute stroke, what the cardiologist should know (N Bornstein)
- Cardiac complications in acute stroke (W Doehner)
- Arteriosclerosis, statins and stroke prevention (M Back)
- High risk carotid plaque detection by modern imaging (M Mazighi)
- Patients with high risk of stroke: is antiplatelet therapy enough? (W Sumaya)
Great debate Pro/Contra I: ESUS Cardio view vs Neuro view
Chairs: N Bornstein / G Häusler
- The ESUS concept after NAVIAGE and RESPECT - YES, ESUS works (G Hindricks)
- The ESUS concept after NAVIAGE and RESPECT – NO, ESUS failed (M Köhrmann)
- Thrombectomy in stroke can be performed only by neuroradiologists or neurologists (C Cognard)
- Interventional cardiologists with carotid stenting experience should be involved in acute stroke treatment (P Widimsky)
- ECG monitoring after stroke: how long? how frequently? In every stroke patient? (C Schmidt SoT)
- AF burden - the new marker of stroke risk (Isabelle van Gelder)
Symposium: The stroke unit Session
Chairs: W Doehner / JC Barthelemy
- Case presentation: Cardiac complication on the stroke unit (M Rubiera)
- Anticoagulation after acute stroke – when/ how to start (C Nolte)
- Blood pressure management in acute stroke (T Kahan)
Keynote lecture - the Stroke Heart Syndrome
When stroke hits the heart. Troponin elevation and other problems (M Endres)
Hot topics debate: The role of interventional cardiologists in stroke treatment
Chairs: I van Gelder / M Mazighi
Great debate Pro/Contra II: Arrhythmias and stroke
- Ablation of AF can prevent stroke YES (A Sohaib)
- Ablation of AF can prevent stroke NO (G Boriani)
- Thrombectomy in acute stroke – can we extend the time window? (D Skrypnik)
- Stroke due to cardiac interventions – how big are the risks we take (P Lanzer)
- Stroke as complication in TAVI and catheter intervention (J Kovac)
- Stroke protection in cardiovascular surgery: what are the option (M Czerny)
Symposium Practical Management of Patients at Risk of Stroke – Where are we now
Chair: W. Doehner
- Anticoagulation after a stroke: balancing the risks and benefits (D Nabavi)
- Antithrombotic concepts for patients with AF and renal impairment (JB Westendorf)
Saturday 26 January 2019
Great debate Pro/Contra III: Cardiac interventions and stroke
Chairs: A Halliday / P Widimsky
- AF Detection from algorhythms to implant devices (G Boriani)
- LA Ablation definite therapy or recurrent AF – the real world picture (W Haverkamp)
- Stroke in evolution and carotid stenosis – Management and priorities (A Halliday)
- LAA occlusion – Case presentation and current data (U Landmesser)
- Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close? YES– ready to close? YES (S Stortecky)
- Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close? NO (G Häusler)
Workshop session: Clinical cases and Guidelines
- Workshop 1 Carotid stenosis but asymptomatic: operate or stent and when? (A Halliday / B Rantner)
- Workshop 2 Aortic stenosis in the elderly: TAVI or surgery: TAVI or surgery (J Kovac / M Czerny)
- Workshop 3 Anticoagulation in a complex patient (e.g. CAD±PCI + AF) (T Kahan / P Widimsky)
Plenary Session: Summary and take home
Chairs: W Doehner / P Widimsky
Wrap-up of Workshops (Workshop leaders)
Summary and concluding remarks (W Doehner)
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
The ESC Heart & Stroke, 2nd International Conference of the ESC Council on Stroke, Berlin, Germany, 25-26/01/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 8 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found a www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
Live educational activities, occuring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deeemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined By the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 was successfully accredited by the Berlin Medical Chamber.
All M.Ds. licensed in Germany attending the ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 will be able to collect 9 credit points for attendance. More information concerning CME credits recording process via Berlin Medical Chamber website.
This meeting is endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.
It is open to all who are interested in cerebrovascular diseases.