LOS ANGELES (ALL INFORMATION EMBARGOED UNTIL TIME OF PRESENTATION) Heart specialists and scientists from the divisions of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Imaging at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will be involved in more than two dozen presentations at the 2008 scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Meetings will be held March 29 through April 1 in Chicago. Below are 4 presentations that may be of particular interest:
Experts are available to provide details on the following subjects.
Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stability of Mitral Valve Area and Gradient Following Percutaneous Repair of Mitral Regurgitation with the MitraClip® Device. (Cedars-Sinai is one of the centers participating.)
Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Impact of Regional Distribution of Mechanical Asynchrony in Determining the Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cryoablation of Extrinsic Cardiac Sympathovagal Nerves Prevents Paroxysmal Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Remodeled Canine Atria.
Sunday, March 30, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. High Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Women and Men With Chronic Heart Failure.
Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Myeloperoxidase, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease Events.
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The 2006 AHA/ACC Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guideline Recommendations: Impact of Pharmacologic Versus Therapeutic Lifestyle Interventions on All-Cause Mortality.
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Predictors of Benefit Using an Early Invasive Strategy in the Management of Unstable Angina/Non ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Does an Early Invasive Strategy in NSTEMI Management Result in Long-Term Benefit"
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Impact of Homocysteine-Lowering Therapy on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Updated Meta-Analysis of 13 Trials.
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. DHEA-S Levels and Cardiovascular Mortality in Post-Menopausal Women: Results From the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Sponsored Womens Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE).
Monday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Do Obesity and Body Mass Index Differentially Predict an Abnormal Carotid-Intima Media Thickness Over Coronary Calcium"
Monday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Effect of Biventricular Pacing Optimization on Left Ventricular Torsion as Evaluated by Speckle Tracking Imaging.
Monday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Angina, Open Arteries and Endothelial Dysfunction in Women With Suspected Ischemia.
Monday, March 31, 10:48 a.m. Mitral Edge to Edge, part of a special session on Emerging Technologies: Percutaneous Valves and Structural Heart.
Monday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease in Women Using Magnetocardiography.
Monday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Integrated Coronary CTA in an Office Based Cardiology Practice Reduces Myocardial Perfusion Imaging and Exercise Treadmill Testing in the Setting of Increased Identification of CAD, Stable Office Economics and More Aggressive Lipid Management.
Monday, March 31, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A Novel Approach to Optimized Radiation Dose Reduction During Multiphase Coronary CTA With Dual Source CT.
Monday, March 31, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A New Method for Computer Aided Quantitation of Noncalcified Plaque Volume From Coronary CTA Using Scan Specific Attenuation Thresholds.
Monday, March 31, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Athero-Protective Effects of a Human Apo-B-100 Related Peptide Vaccine in Apo-/- Mice Are Modulated by Peptide Dose and Time of Initiation of High Fat Diet.
Monday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Increased Coronary Artery Calcium Scores on Electron Beam Computed Tomography Is Associated With Increased Utilization of Aspirin Therapy.
Monday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dilation of the Ascending Aorta is Associated With Clinical Risk and CT Features of Atherosclerosis.
Monday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Does Zero Coronary or Aortic Calcium Score Predict Absence of Carotid Plaque"
Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Effect of Degree of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction on Systolic Versus Diastolic Asynchrony in Heart Failure Patients.
Tuesday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. MCP-1 Blockage Inhibits Lipoprotein Accumulation and Valvular Calcification in ApoE-/- Mice.
Tuesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Percutaneous Mitral Repair With the MitraClip® Device for Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Acute Success, One-Year Durability and Reverse LV Remodeling in the Initial EVEREST Cohort.
Tuesday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Accurate Detection of Coronary Artery Disease Without Use of Radiation Using Non-Stress Magnetocardiography.
Tuesday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Is Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging a Useful Test in the Diagnosis of Women with Microvascular Angina"
Tuesday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Coronary Reactivity Testing: A Useful Noninvasive Tool.
Tuesday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Combined Qualitative Analysis of 64-Slice Coronary CT Angiography and Myocardial Perfusion SPECT.
Tuesday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stress Myocardial Perfusion SPECT is Predictive of the Long-Term Therapeutic Benefit of Revascularization Versus Medical Therapy.
Tuesday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Silent Ischemia Revisited: Results of 10-Year Follow-Up in Patients With Symptomatic and Silent Exercise-Induced Ischemia on Myocardial Perfusion SPECT.