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Cardiology and Vascular Medicine 2012

11/06/2012 00:00 13/06/2012 00:00 Europe/Paris Cardiology and Vascular Medicine 2012

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This annual ESC Update Programme in Cardiology provides an overview of new developments and application in clinical practice. It covers broad aspects of cardiology and vascular medicine. International experts present their views in lectures and interactive case presentations. 

Scientific Programme

Monday June 11, 2012

12.45 Opening - M.L. Simoons, F. Zijlstra (Rotterdam)

Acute Coronary Syndromes - Chairmen H. Boersma, R.J. de Winter

13.00 Guidelines ACS without ST segment elevation -J.P. Bassand (Besançon)

13.30 Management of vascular inflammation in ACS - F. Crea (Rome)

14.00 Antithrombotic therapy - M.L. Simoons (Rotterdam)

14.30 Antithrombotic therapy, IIb/IIIa blockers in the ICCU
Case presentation, C.J. Schultz (Rotterdam)

Chairmen M.L. Simoons, J.P. Bassand

15.45 Revascularization in ACS without ST segment elevation
R.J. de Winter (Amsterdam)

16.15 Safety of DES in ACS patients  -S. Windecker (Bern)

16.45 Case presentation - R.J. van Geuns (Rotterdam)

Tuesday June 12, 2012

Atrial fibrillation - Chairmen L.J.L.M. Jordaens, T. Simmers

9.00 Guidelines ESC: management of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation - I. Savelieva (Oxford)

9.30 Anticoagulant therapy, coumadines or direct antithrombins - F. Andreotti (Rome)

10.00 CHADS score, indications for anticoagulant therapy
Case presentation, T. Szili Torok (Rotterdam)

Supra ventricular tachycardia - Chairmen N.M.S. de Groot, I. Savelieva

11.15 Palpitations, diagnostic workup, pacemaker therapy
T. Simmers (Breda)

11.45 When to opt for ablation? Congenital patients with SVT
Case presentation, J.W. Roos-Hesselink (Rotterdam)

Valvular heart disease  -Chairmen T.W. Galema, A.P. Kappetein

13.30 Diagnosis of mitral and aortic valve disease
R.B.A. van den Brink (Amsterdam)

14.00 Surgical or percutaneous treatment of aortic valve disease - A.S. Vahanian (Paris)

14.30 Surgical or percutaneous treatment of mitral valve disease - J.F. Van der Heyden (Nieuwegein)

15.00 Surgical or percutaneous aortic valve replacement
Case presentation, P.P.T. de Jaegere (Rotterdam)

Development in non invasive imaging - Chairmen F.J. ten Cate, R.B.A. van de Brink

16.15 Echo or MRI for assessment of structural heart disease
J.J. Bax (Leiden)

16.45 CT or PET-CT for assessment of coronary heart disease
J. Knuuti (Turku)

17.15 Case presentation - M.L. Geleijnse (Rotterdam)

Wednesday June 13, 2012

Heart failure - Chairmen C. Vrints, A.H.M.M. Balk

8.30 Exercise training and adverse remodeling - D.J.G.M. Duncker (Rotterdam)

9.00 Ablation to improve ICD performance - N.M.S. de Groot (Rotterdam)

9.30 Acute heart failure: guidelines - C. Vrints (Antwerp)

10.00 Acute heart failure: ECMO - Case presentation, L.S.D. Jewbali (Rotterdam)

Rotterdam lecture - Chairmen M.L. Simoons, F. Zijlstra

11.15 Rotterdam Lecture:”From Eisenhowers’ heart attack to modern Cardiology” - T.F. Lüscher (Zurich)

12.00 Concluding remarks - M.L. Simoons, F. Zijlstra (Rotterdam)