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ESC Heart & Brain Workshop

An educational workshop from the ESC Council on Stroke

19/01/2018 00:00 20/01/2018 23:59 Europe/Paris ESC Heart & Brain Workshop

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Cardiovascular Surgery
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
Preventive Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation
Peripheral Artery Disease
Diseases of the Aorta, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stroke


A workshop with a multidisciplinary approach to stroke prevention and treatment.

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Friday 19 January 2018

Welcome by the Chairperson of the Council on Stroke (P. Widimsky)

Plenary session I: Etiology of ischemic stroke

Chairs: P. Widimsky, M. Rubiera del Fueyo

Lecture 1 : M. Rubiera del Fueyo: The role of time on ischemic stroke progression

Lecture 2 : I.C. Van Gelder: Atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias and stroke

Lecture 3 : P. Lanzer: Structural heart disease and stroke

Lecture 4 : N. Bornstein: Atherosclerosis and stroke

Lecture 5 : Dmitry Skrypnik : Stroke treatment using AMI network in Moscow

Lecture 6 : W. Doehner: Coagulation and ischemic stroke

Panel discussion : all speakers + both chairs


Plenary session II: Hot debates in stroke

Chairs : A. Halliday, N. Bornstein

Debate 1: Novel oral anticoagulants should replace warfarin in all patients with atrial fibrillation

J. Camm: Pro

P. Widimsky: Contra

Panel discussion


Keynote lecture on Future of Stroke Treatment

Chairs: M. Rubiera del Fueyo, W. Doehner

L.Nelson Hopkins: Innovation… the future of acute stroke treatment: North American perspective


Plenary session II: Hot debates in stroke

Chairs : A. Halliday, N. Bornstein

Debate 2: Treatment of heart failure can decrease the risk of stroke

W. Doehner: Pro

P. Lanzer: Contra

Panel discussion

Debate 3: Thrombolytics have much broader indications than mechanical thrombectomy in stroke

M. Rubiera del Fueyo: Pro

M. Mazighi: Contra 

Panel discussion


Saturday 20 January 2018

Plenary Session III: Stroke prevention

Debate 4: ECG monitoring after ischemic stroke/TIA of unknown source: wide use of insertable monitors ?

I.C. Van Gelder: Pro


P. Osmancik: Contra

Panel discussion


Plenary Session III: Stroke prevention

Chairs : M. Mazighi, I. Van Gelder

B. Rantner: The role of vascular surgeon in stroke prevention

A. Lansky: NeuroARC consensus on neurologic endpoints for cardiovascular trials

J.C. Barthelemy: Hypolipidemic drugs in stroke prevention

M. Rubiera del Fueyo: Secondary prevention after ESUS

P. Widimsky: Left atrial appendage closure

M. Schwerzmann: Patent foramen ovale closure

J. Kovac: How to prevent periprocedural stroke in interventional cardiology

M. Czerny: How to prevent periprocedural stroke in cardiac surgery

A. Halliday: Carotid Stenosis - selecting the high risk patients for intervention

Panel discussion: all speakers + both chairs


Keynote lecture on Future of Stroke Treatment

Chairs: M. Rubiera del Fueyo, W. Doehner

Bart van der Worp: The European perspective


Workshops on stroke treatment

Workshop 1: Thrombolysis (M. Rubiera del Fueyo, N. Bornstein)

Workshop 2: Catheter-based thrombectomy and carotid revascularization (M. Mazighi, A. Halliday)

Workshop 3: Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs (S. Wassmann, P. Widimsky)


Plenary session IV

Chairs: P. Widimsky, W. Doehner

Wrap-up of the workshops, presented by the workshops leaders.


W. Doehner: Concluding remarks


Endorsed by

ESO Logo.pngThis meeting is endorsed by the European Stroke Organization.





The ESC Heart and Brain Workshop is supported by Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH and Medtronic in the form of educational grants. The scientific programme has not been influenced in any way by its sponsors. Learn more

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