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We are very excited to convene the cardiovascular community at the WCC 2018.

The interactive scientific programme will be presented by world renowned leaders in heart health, and will include the latest developments in cardiology and cardiovascular health.

Professor Jagat Narula, Chair of the Congress Programme Committee

Discover the Preliminary Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology / Prevention / Health Promotion / Physical Activity / Advocacy - led by Francisco Lopez Jimenez

  • Novel Therapies to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
  • The Best Diet to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
  • New Frontiers in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention
  • Practical Approaches to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factor i
  • Practical Approaches to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors ii
  • A Challenging Case for Primary Prevention
  • Polypill or Individual Risk Factor Management?
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Prediction Charts, Online Tools, Biomarkers, and Imaging?
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in the Population

Genetics / Epigenetics / Technology / E-health - led by Eloisa Arbustini

  • Genetics and Global CVD Burden
  • Advances in CVD Genetics
  • Translational Genetics

Hypertension / Obesity / Dyslipidemia / Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - led by Albertino Damasceno

  • Salt Consumption and Cardiovascular Health
  • Management of Hypertension
  • Relating Diabetes and CVD: Is all the same?
  • Glycemic and Lipid Metabolic Disorders
  • Lipids and prevention of acute coronary syndrome: What’s new?
  • Controversies in Hypertension
  • High Density Lipoproteins: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Heart Failure / Left Ventricular Function / Myocardial Pericardial Disease / Chagas Disease - led by Javed Butler

  • Natriuretic Peptide Guided Therapy for Heart Failure is Dead
  • Diabetes and Heart Failure
  • Understanding HFpEF
  • LVAD and Transplant: Patient selection and post VAD Complications and Management
  • Controversies and Difficult Patient Management– HFpEF, HFmrEF, HFrEF
  • Advances in the Management of HFrEF

Arrhythmias - led by Ahmed Hersi

  • Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
  • Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Implantable Cardiac Devices
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Advances in EP Devices

Valvular Disease / RHD / Pulmonary Circulation / Valvular Intervention - led by Murat Tuzcu

  • Taped case – Valvular Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease: New hopes for the “forgotten” valve
  • Mitral regurgitation, current status and future directions
  • Rheumatic Fever: What is New, Novel and Innovative?

Ischaemia / Coronary Artery Disease / Coronary Interventions / Acute Coronary Syndrome - led by Y. Chandrashekhar

  • Guidelines in a Nutshell
  • Risk Stratification & Prediction of Events
  • Stable CAD
  • Diagnostic Testing and Prognostication in CAD
  • Optimal Management Strategies in CAD
  • Optimal Medical Therapy in Acute and Chronic CAD
  • Challenging CVD in LMIC

Stroke / Peripheral Circulation / Non-coronary Interventions / Aorto-arteritis - led by Dirk Deleu

  • Stroke: Diagnosis and Outcome
  • Limb Ischemia
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Cardiogenic Stroke
  • Organization of an Acute Stroke Service
  • Management of Aorto-arteritis
  • Real World Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: How Guidelines are Applied – MTE
  • Management of Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease

Cardiac Imaging - led by Mouaz Al-Mallah

  • The Role of Imaging in Prevention
  • Cardiac Imaging Cases
  • Cardiac Imaging Debates
  • Recent clinical Trials in Imaging: Do they have an impact?
  • Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiac imaging in 2030: Predicting the future
  • The Role of Imaging in Heart Failure

Paediatrics / Adolescent / Congenital Heart Disease - led by Ana Olga Mocumbi

  • CVD in Adolescents in Low-Income Settings
  • Interventional Therapies for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Complex Congenital Heart Disease Cases
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease – Basic Science
  • The Dysfunctional RVOT
  • Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement: Live Case from Doha-Qatar
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention
  • Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Valve Disease Cases

Heart Disease in Women - led by Yvonne Garcia Richaud

  • Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
  • Menopausal Hormone Therapy in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • CVD in Women: Is it different?
  • Hypertension in Women Across the Lifespan

Allied Health Professionals - led by Catriona Jennings

  • Strengthening Primary Healthcare – Community Based Vascular Prevention and Management across the Globe
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease – Nurses Taking up the Challenge
  • Improving Patient Experience with CVD Risk Reduction: The Role of Technology
  • Bringing quality and affordable healthcare to communities

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