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Scientific programme

ESC Heart & Stroke 2019



Course director: Wolfram Doehner

Friday 25 January 2019

9:00 - 9:15: Welcome & Introduction

9:15 - 10:30: Plenary session: Young clinician session - 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? - R. Storey

10:30 - 11:00: Break / Poster presentation

11:00 - 12:30: Great debate Pro/Contra I: ESUS Cardio view vs Neuro view - N. Bornstein, G. Hausler

  • The ESUS concept after NAVIGATE and RESPECT - YES, ESUS works - G. Hindricks
  • The ESUS concept after NAVIGATE and RESPECT - NO, ESUS failed - M. Köhrmann

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
  • ECG monitoring after stroke: how long? how frequently? in every stroke patient? - C. Schmidt
  • AF burden - the new marker of stroke risk - I. van Gelder

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch / Poster presentation

14:00 - 15:15: Symposium: The stroke unit Session

  • 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

15:15 - 15:30: Break / Poster presentation

15:30-17:00: Hot topics debate: The role of interventional cardiologists in stroke treatment - I. van Gelder, M. Mazighi

  • 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
  • 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

17:00 - 17:30: Break / Poster presentation

17:30 - 18:30: Symposium Practical Management of Patients at Risk of Stroke – Where are we now W. Doehner

  • Anticoagulation after a stroke: balancing the risks and benefits - D Nabavi

  • Antithrombotic concepts for patients with AF and renal impairment - JB Westendorf)

19:00 - 21:00: Networking event / Poster presentation

Saturday 26 January 2019

9:00 - 10:30: Great debate Pro/Contra III: Cardiac interventions and stroke - A. Halliday, P. Widimsky

  • LAA occlusion – Case presentation and current data - U. Landmesser
  • Stroke in evolution and carotid stenosis – Management and priorities - A. Halliday
  • AF Detection from algorhythms to implant devices - G Boriani
  • LA Ablation definite therapy or recurrent AF– the real world picture - W. Haverkamp
  • Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close? - YES - S. Stortecky
  • Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close? - NO - G. Hausler

10:30 - 10:50: Break

10:50 - 12:20: 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 - J. Kovac, M. Czerny
  • Workshop 3 Anticoagulation in a complex patient (e.g. CAD±PCI + AF) - T. Kahan, P. Widimsky

12:20 - 12:50: Plenary session - Summary and take home - W. Doehner, P. Widimsky

  • Wrap-up of Workshops
  • Summary and concluding remarks

13:00: Lunch

View the resources of the ESC 2018 Heart & Brain Workshop