WCHD 2013 : 18th World Congress on Heart Disease
Call For Papers
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MOLECULAR CARDIOLOGY, BASIC RESEARCH
Apoptosis in vascular and cardiac remodelingOxidative stress and anti-oxidant therapy
Genetic determinants of coronary heart disease
Genetic studies in cardiomyopathy
Gene transfer and therapy
The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
Extracellular matrix and atherosclerosis
Immunological principles in coronary artery disease
Growth control and cytokines in vascular cells
Neointimal hyperplasia and vascular injury
Pharmacologic modulation of vascular-endothelial function
Biochemical markers of acute ischemiaTransesophageal echocardiography
Pharmacologic stress testing - echocardiography
Echocardiography, three-dimensional reconstruction
Nuclear cardiology - new techniques to assess cardiac perfusion, function and viability
PET - new insights into myocardial metabolism
Applications of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
CT and coronary calcification
Percutaneous coronary angioscopy
Intravascular ultrasound imaging
Intracoronary flow, doppler measurements
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
The plaque and acute coronary syndromesMechanisms involved in myocardial stunning, hibernation and ischemic preconditioning
Acute myocardial infarction: thrombolysis and reperfusion
Angioplasty therapy for acute myocardial infarction
Stents: new devices/optimal application/multiple stents
Antithrombotic and antiplatelet adjunctive therapy for PTCA
Blockade of tissue proliferation after coronary interventions
Restenosis - use of ionizing radiation
Nitrates, beta blockers, calcium entry blockers and ACE inhibition for myocardial ischemia/infarction
Left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction
Assessment of prognosis, post acute myocardial infarction
Secondary prevention, risk stratification
Cardiac rehabilitation as secondary prevention: is it worth the effort?
Can the progress of atherosclerosis be halted?
Modification of lipoproteins and coronary disease
Hypertension, new therapeutic approaches
Diabetes mellitus, obesity, insulin and atherosclerosis
Mental stress: its effect on cardiovascular health
Primary prevention of coronary artery disease in the healthy adult
Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women: does it alter coronary risk?
Prevention in children
Neurohumoral, immunologic and cytokine aspects of heart failureNitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase in heart failure
Myocyte and receptor abnormalities in heart failure
Natriuretic peptides, endothelin: role in heart failure
Inflammatory mediators and heart failure
Dilated cardiomyopathy: various etiologies
Left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Role of the pericardium, pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy
Pathophysiologic and prognostic insights in valvular heart disease
Pulmonary circulation aspects, pulmonary hypertension
Predictors and markers of heart failure outcome
Exercise physiology in heart failure
Renal aspects - diuretics
Digoxin and other new inotropic agents in heart failure
ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin-ll receptor blockers
Beta-blockers and beta-adrenergic receptors in heart failure
Calcium channel blockers and promoters in heart failure
Cardiac pacing strategies in heart failure
Arrhythmias and antiarrhythmic drug therapyAtrial flutter/fibrillation - electrophysiologic concepts and clinical aspects
Management of cardiac arrhythmias pediatric population
Heart rate variability and prognostic implications
QT prolongation/dispersion: pathophysiology and prognostic implications
Electrophysiologic techniques of mapping and radiofrequency ablation
Advances in internal defibrillation and implantable antiarrhythmic devices
Advances in congenital heart diseaseAngioplasty or surgery for multivessel coronary artery disease
New approaches to surgical revascularization: Minimally invasive surgery, TMLR
Therapeutic and physiologic issues surrounding heart valve surgery
Mechanical support left ventricular assist devices
Surgery for LV dysfunction
Practice guidelines, cost containment
Computers in cardiology