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ESC Highlights from the South African Heart Association - join us daily at 18h00


Written on Friday, 27 August 2021 12:26

the South African Heart Association will be taking part in ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience, from 27 to 30 August.

We look forward to welcoming you in the NEW ‘Our Global Community’ section where you will have the opportunity to network and discuss the latest ESC science, with experts from the South African Heart Association, in our local context. (Complimentary Open Access, see below)

Daily Highlights:

  • FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2021:

Panel: Dr Blanche Cupido (Host and moderator), Dr Martin Mpe, Dr Adele Greyling

    •        Introduction and welcome – Dr BJ Cupido
    •        Dr Martin Mpe – Summary of: Chronic Heart Failure Late Breaking Trials section

o   VANISH Trial results

o   AVANTI: Dual VP-receptor Antagonism in Heart Failure

o   DAPA-HF Trial

    •        Dr Adele Greyling –Summary of: Late breaking Science – Arrhythmias and devices

o   Benefit of early rhythm control therapy in patients with asymptomatic AF – insights from EAST-AFNET 4

o   Two-year outcomes with Leadless Pacing: Micra CED results

    •        Dr Blanche Cupido – Video-pre-recorded summary of: SA Heart Joint Session: Update arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome

o   Clinical experience and genetic underpinning of arrhythmogenic CMO

o   Long QT syndrome – Peter Schwartz

o   Predicting risk for sudden cardiac death in gene carriers in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

    •        Discussion of interesting topics of the day

 

SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021:

Panel: Dr Blanche Cupido (Host and moderator), Dr Jane Moses, Prof Andrew Sarkin, Prof Farrel Hellig

    •        Welcome – Dr BJ Cupido
    •        Summary of the previous day’s prime time sessions – Dr Blanche Cupido
    •        Dr Jane Moses – Summary of: Defying the odds of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation: dealing with the left atrium - Joint with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) session:

o   Atrial fibrillation or atrial cardiomyopathy: screening patients for high risk of stroke.

o   Medical treatment in AF: patient selection – drug selection, anticoagulants and more.

o   Left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention: which patient and when?

o   Defying the odds of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation: dealing with the left atrium        

    •        Prof Andrew Sarkin – Summary of : Important aspects of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes - Joint with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) session:

o   How can we converge glucocentric and cardiocentric management of diabetes?

o    Hypoglycaemic events in patients with CVD: what are the causes and implications?

o   Optimal diabetic treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes at very high/high cardiovascular risk.

    •        Prof Farrel Hellig – Great Debate: controversies in left main revascularisation – to stent or to operate?

o   Pros and cons and discussion

    •        Discussion of interesting topics/issues of the day

 

SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2021:

 Panel: Dr Blanche Cupido (Host and moderator), Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe, Dr Nqoba Tsabedze, Dr Adie Horak

 

    •        Dr Nqoba Tsabedze - Summary of: Late breaking science in imaging session:

o   “EURECA” Use of Imaging in CCS

o   FAABULOUS  - 18F-Fluoride Assessment of Aortic Bioprosthesis Durability and Outcome

o   The PACIFIC-II study: Diagnostic Comparison of SPECT, PET and MRI in Patients with Prior CAD

    •        Prof Mpiko Ntsekhe –Summary of: Late breaking Science: Trial updates in ACS and PCI sessions:

o   TWILIGHT-HBR: Ticagrelor Monotherapy in High Bleeding Risk Patients

o   Antiplatelet therapy in high bleeding risk patients with and without oral anticoagulant therapy after coronary stenting

o   SYNTAX II trial: five year follow-up

    •        Dr Adie Horak

o   WHF  COVID-19 & CVD Global Study

    •        Discussion of interesting topics/issues of the day

 

MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2021:

Panel: Dr Blanche Cupido (Host and moderator), Prof Ashley Chin, Prof Eric Klug, Dr Helmuth Weich

 

    •        Welcome and Summary of the previous day’s prime time sessions – Dr Blanche Cupido

 

    •        Prof Eric Klug – Summary of: Meet the Experts: difficult decisions in advanced heart failure session

o   Advanced heart failure: mechanical circulatory support or transplantation?

o   When and how to transition to end of life care in advanced heart failure?

o   There are a few presentations /discussions in this session: Please provide a summary of how to treat and contextualise to SA setting

    •        Prof Ashley Chin – Summary of: Managing recurring ICD shocks for ventricular tachyarrhythmias session –

 o   Summary of how to treat and contextualise to SA setting

    •        Dr Helmuth Weich – Video / pre-recorded summary of: Nonobstructive coronary artery disease: why bother? Session

o   Nonobstructive coronary artery disease: underappreciated and misunderstood.

o   Nonobstructive coronary artery disease: vulnerable plaque is a volcano waiting to explode.

o   Nonobstructive coronary artery disease: diagnosis and treatment.

      

    •        Discussion of interesting topics/issues of the day  

 

       Welcome and Summary of the previous day’s prime time sessions – Dr Blanche Cupido

 

The South African Heart Association virtual stand:

  •        Connect with us to discuss your membership, education, certification, our upcoming congress, or just drop by for a chat!

Join us here

  •        Where to find us? Our Global Community: Open access

Click on the ‘Our Global Community’ tab in the navigation bar of the congress platform from Thursday 26 August.  Access is freely available – you just need to sign up here for complimentary restricted access. 

For full access to ESC Congress 2021 – The Digital Experience, be sure to register in advance to see the presentations as they happen!

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