Conferences – Thursday 6 Apr. (PM)

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PEARL A PEARL C
14:30 – 16:00

DEBATES

Co-Chairmen: Luc De Roy (BE) – Luc Jordaens (BE)

We should rethink of ICD implantation in non-ischemic heart failure – Pro: Najmeddine Echahidi (FR) / Con: Christian Wolpert (DE)

Ejection fraction is enough to select ICD patient in primary prevention – Pro: Ali Oto (TU) / Con: Maria Teresa La Rovere (IT)

Reaching the VT ablation endpoints allow us not to implant an ICD – Pro: Philippe Maury (FR) / Con: Ahmed El Damaty (EG)

14:30 – 16:00

MAXIMIZING THE BENEFIT IN CVD PREVENTION IN THE DIABETIC PATIENT – case-based session

Co-Chairmen: Ossama Akki (JO) – Charles Saab (LB)

Case presentation: Dyslipidemia in the diabetic patient – Charles Jazra (LB)

Targeting the residual risk in management of dyslipidemia – Alberto Zambon (IT)

Case presentation: Management of hypertension, with a focus on heart rate and ACE inhibition – Ramzi Tabalat (Jordan)

Controversies about the BP ltargets in the diabetic patient – Ali Abu Alfa (LB)

An Abbott symposium

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break 16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30

MANAGEMENT OF AFIB IN SPECIAL SITUATION

Co-Chairmen: Ali Oto (TU) – Omar Hamaoui (LB)

Atrial cardiomyopathy: definition and clinical implication – Joseph Akar (LB)

Correlation of obstructive sleep Apnea and atrial Fibrillation Recurrence – Maria Teresa La Rovere (IT)

IS TEE mandatory before cardioversion? – Joe Maalouf (USA)

“NOAC in the pocket” and “Check your pulse” strategy – Johnny Abboud (LB)

AF at the emergency room: immediate cardioversion or wait-and-see? – Charles Jazra (LB)

16:30 – 18:30

ALL ABOUT HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Co-Chairmen: Elie Chammas (LB) –   Mohammed Hashim Hussein (Irak)

HCM versus hypertensive LVH: Echocardiography versus MRI – Wael Jaroudi (LB)

Arrhythmia Burden in HCM – Mahmoud Eftekharzadeh (Iran)

Outcome of catheter ablation of Afib in patients with HCM – Walid Saliba (USA)

Is pacing for HCM coming back? – Freddy Abi Samra (USA)

When is an ICD indicated – Christian Wolpert (DE)

19:30 – 20:30             Workshop on Fetal cardiology

Program chair: Antoine Abou Moussa (LB) – Linda Daou (LB)

Rhythm and conduction disorders in the fetus: diagnosis and perspectives of stimulation – Bertrand Stos (FR)