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During ESC Congress, the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function holds its General Assembly to present achieved and upcoming activities to its members.
This is also the opportunity to award 4 to 6 young researchers (under 36) who submitted the best abstracts on Pulmonary Hypertension/Circulation and the best abstracts on Pulmonary Embolism.
Abstracts ranking is based on the marks awarded by the ESC abstract reviewers and by the Working Group leadership.
4 Pulmonary Hypertension Awards (Unrestricted grant provided by Pfizer Limited):
Delphine Baudouy: B blood type is a strong risk factor for venous thromboembolism recurrenceMareike Lankeit: Angiopoietin-2 - a novel biomarker for risk stratification of acute pulmonary embolism
Max-Paul Winter: Formation of typical vascular lesions in a new experimental model of pulmonary arterial hypertensionJose Manuel Montero Cabezas: Demythologizing pulmonary artery aneurysm: prevalence and associated complications in a large pulmonary arterial hypertension population
Abstract: Plasma MR-proADM is superior to NT-proBNP for all-cause short term mortality prediction in acute pulmonary embolismby Justyna Pedowska-WloszekAbstract: Pulmonary embolism in Sweden, a national cohort and survival analysis, by Therese AndersonAbstract: Right ventricular hypertrophy and failure abolish cardioprotection by ischemic preconditioning, by Asger AndersenAbstract: Survival in pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension: does echocardiography make the difference?, by Julia GrapsaAbstract: Egr-1 expression is specific for neointimal development in both human and experimental PAH, by Michael DickinsonAbstract: Treatment of decompensated left-sided heart failure lowers right ventricular pulsatile load and increases the pulmonary arterial time constant, by Matthias Dupont
Abstract: Pulmonary arterial stroke volume: a new and strong prognostic factor in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertensionby Johannes Menno Douwes (NL)Abstract: Absence of influence of gender and BMPR2 mutation type on clinical phenotypes of pulmonary arterial hypertensionby Barbara Girerd (FR)Abstract: ESC-ERS 2009 pulmonary hypertension guidelines: an evaluation study in 9 European countries (the guide to PH study)by Enri Leci (IT)Abstract: Survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue disease over the past decadeby Christopher Valerio (UK)Abstract: Predictive value of the new highly sensitive troponin T assay compared to a clinical score in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a prospective external validation study by Mareike Lankeit (DE)Abstract: In-hospital major bleeding predicts mortality in patients with objectively confirmed pulmonary embolismby Anna Budaj-Fidecka (PL)
Abstract: Prognostic value of echocardiographic parameters in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treated with targeted therapies, by Elena BecianiAbstract: Vardenafil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study, by Zhi-Cheng Jing
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