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Hot topics in clinical cardiology
Chair, Country: Jose Luis Zamorano
Chair, Country: Fausto Pinto
Talk 1 Should low-risk patients undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
Speaker, Country: Martine Gilard, France
Talk 2 Imaging to select patients for atrial fibrillation ablation
Speaker, Country: Jeroen Bax, The Netherlands
Talk 3 Non-ischemic cardiolyopathy – ICD or not?
Speaker, Country: Gerhard Hindricks, Germany
Talk 4 Current status of CT coronary angiography
Speaker, Country Stephan Achenbach, Germany
Hot topics of coronary disease and heart failure
Chair, Country Takashi Akasaka, Japan
Talk 1 Intravascular imaging
Speaker, Country Takashi Akasaka, Japan
Talk 2 Advancement in non invasive imaging
Speaker, Country Fausto Pinto
Talk 3 New guidelines of heart failure in Japan
Speaker, Country Issei Komuro, Japan
Talk 4 Development of assist devices in heart failure
Speaker, Country Nir Uriel, USA
Tackling Cardiovascular Disease: Guidelines and Quality Improvement
Chair, Country Ivor Benjamin, USA
Chair, Country Nooshin Bazargani, UAE
Talk 1: Atrial Fibrillation: Global Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker, Country Ivor Benjamin, USA
Talk 2: Treating Hypertension to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes: Guideline Recommendations for the Management of High Blood Pressure
Speaker, Country Mark Creager, USA
Talk 3: Quality Improvement Programs and the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
Speaker, Country Sidney C. Smith, Jr, USA
Opportunities in Resource Challenged Settings
Chair, Country: C. Michael Valentine, USA
Chair, Country: David Wood, UK
Talk 1 STEMI – International Opportunities
Speaker, Country: C. Michael Valentine, USA
Talk 2: Management of Heart Failure in Resource Challenged Settings
Speaker, Country: Mary N. Walsh, USA
Talk 3: Drug and Device Safety Around the World – We are Stronger Together
Speaker, Country: Richard Kovacs, USA
Talk 4: Global Burden of Disease, Conflict and Peace in Middle East
Speaker, Country: Jagat Narula, USA
Heart Failure Management
Chair, Country Wael Alhabib
Chair, Country Feras Bader
Talk 1 Chronic heart failure management: guideline update
Speaker, Country Wael Alhabib
Talk 2 Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Who Benefits?
Speaker, Country Ahmad Hersi
Talk 3 Update on Acute Heart Failure Management
Speaker, Country Feras Bader
Selected topics of valvular heart disease
Chair, Country: Peter Zilla, South Africa
Chair, Country: Gustavo Restrepo, Colombia
Talk 1 Understanding the tricuspid valve – Healthy and Unhealthy
Speaker, Country Pedro Graziano, Venezuela
Talk 2 Evaluating the severity of aortic stenosis: a re-look at our current “gold standard” measurements
Speaker, Country Ricardo Migliore, Argentina
Talk 3 Mitral valve regurgitation in the real world: what do you need to know
Speaker, Country Hector Michelena (USA)
Talk 4 Secondary tricuspid valve regurgitation or dilataion: which should be the criteria for surgical repair?
Speaker, Country Obaid Al Jassim
Management of Hypertension
Chair, Country: Aman Amanullah, Bangladesh
Chair, Country: Mohammad Naeem Aslam, Pakistan
Talk 1 Management of hypertension in pregnancy
Speaker, Country Natalie Bello, USA
Talk 2 Screening for secondary hypertension
Speaker, Country Khalida Soomro, Pakistan
Talk 3 Hypertension, Left Ventricular Remodelling and Hypertensive Heart Failure in Black African Patients
Speaker, Country: Dike Ojj, Nigeria
Talk 4 Salt-Sensitive Hypertension in Asia: Prevalence, Genome, and Novel Therapy
Speaker, Country: Tzung-Dau Wang, Taiwan
Mitral regurgitation, current status and future directions
Chair, Country: Saad Subahi, Sudan
Chair, Country: Habib Gamra, Tunisia
Talk 1 Degenerative vs. functional mitral regurgitation
Speaker, Country Hector Michelena, USA
Talk 2 When to repair / replace the mitral valve
Speaker, Country Abdullah Ashmeg, Sudan
Talk 3 Is transcatheter mitral therapy ready for prime time
Speaker, Country Mpiko Ntsekhe, South Africa
Talk 4: Novel percutaneous mitral valve repair for LMIC
Speaker, Country Peter Zilla, South Africa