Program

The First European Meeting on Coronary Microcirculation & Hypertension was granted 9 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

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Thursday, FEBRUARY 16th, 2017

20.30 WELCOME COCKTAIL

Friday, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017, MAGNUM HALL

09.00-9.15 WELCOME ADDRESS: Maria Dorobantu (Romania), Lina Badimon (Spain), Antonio Coca (Spain)

9.15-11.15 Scientific Session 1
State-of-the-art Session
Chairpersons: Maria Dorobantu (Romania), Antonio Coca (Spain)
09.15-09.45 Bone marrow cell transplant from donors with cardiovascular risk factors increases the pro-atherosclerotic phenotype in the recipients – Lina Badimon (Spain)
09.45-10.15 Cardiac imaging in hypertension – Bogdan A. Popescu (Romania)
10.15-10.45 Consequences of hypertension on the small brain arteries – Antonio Coca (Spain)
10.45-11.15 Angina with "normal" coronary arteries: a changing philosophy – Raffaele Bugiardini (Italy)

11.15-11.45 COFFEE BREAK/POSTER VIEWING AND EXHIBITION

11.45-13.15 Scientific Session 3
Acute coronary syndrome and microvascular dysfunction
Chairpersons: Lina Badimon (Spain), Raffaele Bugiardini (Italy)
11.45-12.05 The no-reflow phenomenon: clinical significance – Stefan Mot (Romania)
12.05-12.25 The role of manual aspiration thrombectomy in the management of STEMI: the role of preserving microcirculation – Goran Stankovic (Serbia)
12.25-12.45 Predictors of coronary slow flow/ no reflow following PPCI – Theodora Benedek (Romania)
12.45-13.05 The microvascular obstruction: the last barrier in revascularization of acute myocardial infarction – Adrian Iancu (Romania)
13.05-13.15 Discussion

13.15-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00-15.00 Industry Symposium
15.00-16.00 Industry Symposium

16.00-17.00 Scientific Session 5
Hypertension, coronary and peripheral microcirculation (I)
Chairpersons: Giuseppe Mancia (Italy), Leonida Gherasim (Romania)
16.00-16.20 Effect of hypertension on microcirculation: cause, effect or both? – Oana Tautu (Romania)
16.20-16.40 Arterial stiffness and myocardial ischemia – Roxana Darabont (Romania)
16.40-17.00 From hypertension to heart failure - Serban Mihaileanu (France)

17.00-17.30 Book Launch: Current Approach to Heart Failure
Editors: Dorobantu M., Ruschitzka F., Metra M. Panel: Maria Dorobantu (Romania), Lina Badimon (Spain), Giuseppe Mancia (Italy), Gheorghe Andrei Dan (Romania)

17.30-18.00 COFFEE BREAK/POSTER SESSION AND EXHIBITION

18.00-19.45 Scientific Session 7
Chronic coronary disease and microcirculation
Chairpersons: Teresa Padro (Spain), Olivia Manfrini (Italy)
18.00-18.20 Coronary microvascular dysfunction in cardiovascular disease: lessons from large animal models – Dirk Duncker (Netherlands)
18.20-18.40 Microvesicles in cardiovascular pathology – Teresa Padro (Spain)
18.40-19.00 Microvascular dysfunction associated with chronic coronary artery disease – Maria Dorobantu (Romania)
19.00-19.20 Coronary calcification severity: from risk factors to metabolomics investigations – Michael Henein (UK)
19.20-19.40 Therapeutic management of microvascular dysfunction in non obstructive disease – Olivia Manfrini (Italy)
19.40-19.45 Discussion

20.00 GALA DINNER

Friday, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017, AUDITORIUM HALL

09.15-10.45 Scientific Session 2
Evaluation of functional significance of epicardial coronary artery stenosis
Chairpersons: Dirk Duncker (Netherlands), Axel Pries (Germany)
09.15-09.35 Case report special conditions: heart failure, post MI, microvascular dysfunction – Cosmin Mihai (Romania)
09.35-09.55 Role and limitations of angiography – Dan Deleanu (Romania)
09.55-10.15 Beyond angiography: how quantitative intracoronary imaging helps us to understand the coronary anatomy – Lucian Calmac (Romania)
10.15-10.35 Functional invasive evaluation of coronary stenosis – Dan Olinic (Romania)
10.35-10.45 Discussion

11.15-11.45 COFFEE BREAK/POSTER VIEWING AND EXHIBITION

11.45-13.15 Scientific Session 4
From physiology to pathophysiology in coronary microvascular dysfunction
Chairpersons: Akos Koller (Hungary), Cor de Wit (Germany)
11.45-12.05 Physiology of coronary microvascular autoregulation – Cor de Wit (Germany)
12.05-12.25 Pathophysiology of coronary microvascular dysfunction: old mysteries and new options – Axel Pries (Germany)
12.25-12.45 Non-invasive assessment of coronary microcirculation after primary percutaneous coronary intervention: why, how and when? – Daniela Trifunovic (Serbia)
12.45-13.05 Individual antithrombotic therapy in coronary artery disease: myth or truth? – Davor Milicic (Croatia)
13.05-13.15 Discussion

13.15-14.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00-15.00 Industry Symposium
15.00-15.30 Industry Workshop
15.30-16.00 Industry Symposium

16.00-17.30 Scientific Session 6
Left ventricular hypertrophy and microcirculation
Chairpersons: Paolo Spirito (Italy), Doina Dimulescu (Romania)
16.00-16.20 Case presentation: microvascular angina in left ventricular hypertrophy – Suzana Guberna (Romania)
16.20-16.40 How to diagnose left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension – Maria Angela Losi (Italy)
16.40-17.00 Myocardial ischemia in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and normal epicardial coronary arteries – Paolo Spirito (Italy)
17.00-17.20 Surgical management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with LV outflow obstruction and angina pectoris – Paolo Ferazzi (Italy)
17.20-17.30 Discussion

17.30-18.00 COFFEE BREAK/POSTER SESSION AND EXHIBITION

18.00-19.45 Scientific Session 8
Microcirculation and inflammation
Chairpersons: Zorana Vasiljevic (Serbia), Crina Sinescu (Romania)
18.00-18.20 Case presentation: Non-atheromatous cause for a Acute coronary syndrome – Ana Tanasa, Larisa Anghel, Omete Gabriela, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu (Romania)
18.20-18.40 Case presentation: What can be done in the case of an acute coronary syndrome with an unstable coronary plaque in a patient with statin intolerance – Alexandru Deaconu (Romania)
18.40-19.00 Lipid metabolism, lipoprotein structure and coronary microvascular dysfunction – Judit Cubedo (Spain)
19.00-19.20 The effect of statin pre-treatment on coronary no-reflow phenomenon following PCI – Edina Cenko (Italy)
19.20-19.40 MicroRNAs in coronary microvascular dysfunction: a role for therapeutic targets? – Saverio Muscoli (Italy)
19.40-19.45 Discussion

20.00 GALA DINNER

Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2017, MAGNUM HALL

9.00-11.00 Scientific Session 9
Hypertension, coronary and peripheral microcirculation (II)
Chairpersons: Christian Delles (UK), Gani Bajraktari (Kosovo)
09.00-09.20 Genomics and genetics in hypertension and coronary ischemia – Christian Delles (UK)
09.20-09.40 Microvascular dysfunction in hypertension – Akos Koller (Hungary)
09.40-10.00 Microvascular involvement in diabetic patients – Cristian Serafinceanu (Romania)
10.00-10.20 Treatment of multivessel CAD in diabetics – Gani Bajraktari (Kosovo)
10.20-10.30 Discussion

10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.11-12.45 Scientific Session 11
Pathophysiological mechanisms of hypertension and new therapeutic options
Chairpersons: Maria Angela Losi (Italy), Gheorghe Andrei Dan (Romania)
11.00-11.20 Blood pressure variability – implication for treatment – Giuseppe Mancia (Italy)
11.20-11.40 Hypertension and sport – Adam Lelbach, Akos Koller (Hungary)
11.40-12.00 Obesity and Arterial Hypertension – Daniel Lighezan (Romania)
12.00-12.20 Microcirculation: a new target in the therapy of hypertension – physiological grounds – Gheorghe Andrei Dan (Romania)
12.20-12.45 Discussion

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00 DEPARTURE

Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2017, AUDITORIUM HALL

9.00-11.00 Scientific Session 10
Invasive treatment in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease
Discussants: Dan Deleanu (Romania), Davor Milicic (Croatia), Lucian Calmac (Romania), Adrian Iancu (Romania) 
09.00-09.20 Case presentation: Treat or not to treat invasively non obstructive unstable lesions – Cristian Udroiu (Romania)
09.20-09.40 Case presentation:  Is defer PCI a better alternative for myocardial revascularization? Role of microcirculation – Florin Ortan (Romania)
09.40-10.00 Case presentation: Coronary microcirculation: the new obiective in patients with STEMI? – Cristian Mornos (Romania)
10.00-10.20 Cardioplegy and protection of microcirculation – Lucian Dorobantu (Romania)
10.20-10.30 Discussion

10.30-11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.00-12.45 Scientific Session 12
Coronary microvascular dysfunction: from bench to bedside
Chairpersons: Judit Cubedo (Spain), Serban Mihaileanu (France)
11.00-11.20 Microvascular remodeling in the ischemic heart – Nicola Smart (UK)
11.20-11.40 Biomarkers of microvascular dysfunction and ischemia – Judit Cubedo (Spain)
11.40-12.00 Coronary physiology in the Cath Lab – Vlad Bataila (Romania)
12.00-12.20 Coronary physiology in the real world: Real cases and practical view – Iván J. Núñez (Spain)
12.20-12.45 Discussion

12.45-13.00 CLOSING REMARKS

13.00-14.00 LUNCH