|09:00 - 09:45||DEBATE SESSION: PFO – WHO TO CLOSE?|
Until recently PFO closure by endovascular procedure was not generally recommended. However, recently the results of 2 RTCs (CLOSE and REDUCE) and the long-term follow-up of the RESPECT trial were published. These results will have an impact on the current practice. The question now is not "should we close"? but "who to close"? This will be the scope of this debate.
| ||1st Debater: Steven R. Messe, University of Pennsylvania, USA|
2nd Debater: Richard Smalling, UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, USA
|09:45 - 10:15||Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing|
|10:15 - 11:45||INTERACTIVE CASE DISCUSSION|
- Shadi Yaghi, Brown University, USA
|11:45 - 12:30||DEBATE SESSION|
It is greatly accepted that patients with Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source (ESUS) should go on long-term cardiac monitoring in order to detect sub-clinical AF. However, it is still unknown what is the burden of AF that is clinically relevant to trigger treatment with anticoagulants. This debate will highlight the various opinions: "small vs. extensive" is the dilemma that will be discussed.
- The Burden of AF to trigger treatment
1st Debater: Jeff Healey, McMaster University, Canada
2nd Debater: Rod Passman, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, USA
|12:30 - 14:00||Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing|
|14:00 - 14:30||KEYNOTE LECTURE|
- Non AF vascular disease
Robert Hart, McMaster University, Canada
|14:30 - 14:35||Short break|
|14:35 - 16:30||SYMPOSIUM: COGNITION AND THE HEART|
Cognitive impairment due to vascular pathology of the brain- Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) is an important issue. Understanding the underlying and the related risk factors of VCI as well as the effect of the heart on VCI may have an impact on prevention and treatment of this condition. This symposium will discuss this issue from various aspects.
- The Neurovascular Unit and Cognitive Impairment
Constantino Iadecola, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, USA
- Hypertension, Small Vessel Disease and Cognition
Ralph Sacco, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA
- Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults
Philip Gorelick, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, USA
- Aortic Stenosis, TAVR and Cognition: Imaging and Clinical Findings
Ronald Lazar, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
|16:30 - 17:00||Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing|
|17:00 - 18:30||SYMPOSIUM: EMBOLIC STROKE OF UNDETERMINED SOURCE|
Stroke due to ESUS imposes difficult clinical dilemma for the treating physician. The magnitude of the problem, practical evaluation and treatment options will be discussed in this symposium.