The 2nd Vulnerable Patient Satellite Symposium
Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Cardiology 2004

Towards




The National Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE) Program

Welcome and Introduction to the SHAPE Initiative

Morteza Naghavi, M.D.- AEHA, Houston, USA

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Opening Remarks:

James T. Willerson, M.D. – President, University of Texas at Houston,USA
The Time Has Come to Establish a National Screening Program for Identification of Vulnerable Patients
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Session I

Chair:

P.K. Shah, M.D.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

Co-Chair:
 George Diamond, M.D. Cedars Sinai/UCLA,Los Angles, USA


Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston,
USA

Topic: “Approach to Identifying and Managing Coronary Risk”
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Douglas Zipes, M.D.
Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA

Screening for Vulnerable Myocardium:What are Preceding Triggers of a Fatal Arrhythmia?
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Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

CT / MRI for Risk Stratification and Identification of the Vulnerable Patient
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John Rumberger, M.D., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

EBCT: The Most Powerful Screening Test for the Imaging Section of the VP Pyramid
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Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D.
Thorax Center, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Multi-Slice CT and IVUS; A Perfect Combination for Screening Symptomatic Vulnerable Patients
(Case Presentations from the Thorax Center)
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Session II


Chair:

Robert Schwartz, M.D.
Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, USA 

Co-Chair:
Peter Stone, M.D. Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 


Robert Vogel, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Topic: Endothelial Dysfunction; A Subclinical Marker and Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Events
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Wolfgang Koenig, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Topic:CRP, LP-PLA2, and other Serum Markers of Disease and Vulnerability
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Attilio Maseri, M.D.
Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Topic:Clinical Characteristics of Pre-Symptomatic Vulnerable Patients; Are There Different Types?
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Discussion Panel

Moderator: Morteza Naghavi, M.D. AEHA,Houston, USA
Topic: An Integrated and Cost-Effective Approach to Screening: Is it possible?

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Screening- Presenter 1

Leslee J. Shaw, Ph.DCardiovascular Research Institute, Atlanta, USA

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Screening- Presenter 2

Allen Taylor M.D.Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, USA

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Screen for Risk Markers Not Risk Factors – Following the Hypertension Model

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Pedro Moreno, M.D
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

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Jagat Narula, M.D., Ph.D
University of California Irvine, Orange, USA

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Dan Berman, M.D.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

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Conclusion and Adjourn
Morteza Naghavi, M.D. – AEHA,Houston, USA
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*Transcripts and PowerPoint presentations were removed per speaker’s request
due to upcoming publication (**).

* To be confirmed

AEHA appreciates the generous support from sponsors of the Symposium
in particular Pfizer Inc.

Other sponsors: GlaxoSmithKline, GE Amersham Health,CV Therapeutics, and diaDexus
Special thanks to Drs Michael Jamieson(Pfizer) and Krishna Sudhir (diaDexus) for their support and advice.


See you on November 6th at the 3rd Vulnerable Patient Satellite Symposium AHA 2004

Hilton Riverside, New Orleans

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