Conferences – Thursday 6 Apr. (AM)

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THURSDAY 6 APRIL 2017
PEARL A PEARL C
09:00 – 10:30

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, AND HEART FAILURE: THE NEED FOR AN ICD

Co-Chairmen: Khalifeh Khalifeh (FR) – Sobhi Dada (LB)

Sustained ventricular arrhythmias occurring within 48 hours of acute MI: when ICD is appropriate? – Michel Chauvin (FR)

Is it still appropriate to delay the ICD implant after revascularization? – Luc Jordaens (BE)

Can I -123 metaiodobenzylguanidine imaging help selecting patients for an ICD? – Maroun Karam (LB)

Coronary Intervention in patients with Ischaemic Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmia – Samih Lawand (SA)

09:00 – 10:30

CHALLENGING CASES: MANAGEMENT OF AFIB

Co-Chairmen: Joseph Chami (LB) – Freddy Abi samra (US)

1. Elderly male with AF and recurrent bleeding – Case presenter: Joe Maalouf (USA)

2. 60 y/o man having had 2 PV isolations (1 followed by a left sup PV occlusion), 1 isthmus ablation and 3 cardioversions, recurs   very symptomatic AF episodes despite antiarrhythmic drugs. In addition intolerance to amiodarone and sotalol. Attitude? – Case presenter: Luc De Roy (BE)

3. Elderly male with AF and EF 20% and normal LV systolic and diastolic dimension and normal pulmonary arterial systolic pressure and HR = 120 bpm – Case presenter: Jacques Mansourati (FR)

3. 78 y/o patient with asymptomatic pace-maker detected atrial arrhythmias – Case presenter: Najmeddine Echahidi (FR)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30

ECG NIGHTMARES BECOME EASY AT THE END

Chairman: Samer Nasr (LB)

Case presenters

Luc De Roy (Belgium)

Walid Saliba (US)

Panelists: – Chawki Abdallah (LB) –   Malek KHatib (LB) – Alexandre Kharma (LB)

11:00 – 12:30

ABLATIVE THERAPY: INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES

Co-Chairmen: Antonio Raviele (IT) – Johnny Abboud (LB)

Cardiac anatomy for the electrophysiologist – Michel Chauvin (FR)

Cooling vs heating: Lessons learned from imaging AF ablation patient – Nassir Marrouche (US)

Our experience in Cryo-ablation – Hassan Mansour (LB)

Selecting the appropriate strategy for ventricular tachycardia ablation: Outside in or inside out? – Mario Njeim (LB)

12:30 – 13:00 Novartis Symposium

Rapid fire session:

HAVE WE OVERCOME THE PLATEAU IN THE DRUG THERAPY OF HEART FAILURE?

12:45 – 13:45                Crystal room

St Jude medical (now Abbott) workshop

LATEST TECHNOLOGIES IN HEART FAILURE AND ADVANCED ABLATION

(On invitation only)

13:00 – 13:30 Special Lecture (Boehringer)

Chairman: Samir Arnaout (LB)

What should the cardiologist know about SGLT2 inhibitors? – Charles Saab (LB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:30 – 14:30     Luncheon panel offered by SURVEAL

VASCULAR HEALTH PROTECTION: STATINS AND MORE

Management of dyslipidemia: beyond statin therapy – Nicola Ferri (IT)

Vitamin K2 & Cardio Vascular Health: the Evidence! – Rita Nemr (LB)