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Saturday, Apr. 21, 2012
Science News from the World Heart Federation's World Congress on Cardiology
WCC 2012  |  Apr. 18-21, 2012  |  Dubai

Video: Overview of the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology
Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, FAHA, Kathryn A. Taubert, PhD, FAHA, and Donna K. Arnett, Phd, MSPH, FAHA discuss some of the highlights of WCC 2012 in Dubai.

WCC 2012 Oral Abstracts in Circulation  |  WCC 2012 Poster Abstracts in Circulation

Atrial fibrillation outcomes  
wcc12_abstract_ProvidenciaCombining echo parameters plus biomarkers a possible refinement of atrial fibrillation stratification: insights from transesophageal echocardiography 
Rui Providencia, Cardiology Deparment, Coimbra's Hospital Center and University, Coimbra, Portugal
Cardiac rhythm implantable devices   
wcc12_abstract_Zhou-1Mesenchymal stem cells genetically engineered to create cardiac pacemaker cells 
Yafeng Zhou, Department of Cardiology, The first affiliated Hospital of Soochow Universit, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China
atvb12_pslides_koloNormotensive offspring of hypertensive Nigerians have increased left ventricular mass and early diastolic alterations 
Phillip Manma Kolo, Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Lifestyle modifications for cardiovascular diseases prevention    
wcc12_abstract_LaurinaviciusPrehypertension, risk factors clustering and subclinical inflammation among Brazilian adults 
Antonio Laurinavicius, MD, Preventive Medicine Unit, Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil
Novel solutions in mitral valve disease      
wcc12_abstract_Malev-1Mitral valve prolapse cardiomyopathy 
Eduard Malev, Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract   |  Presentation slides
Rheumatic heart disease follow up  
wcc12_pslides_zuhlke-12The Rheumatic Heart Disease Global Registry (REMEDY) study: preliminary report 
Liesl J. Zühlke, MB, ChB, DCH, SA, MPH, Paediatric Cardiology Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Abstract  |  Presentation slides

Related Statistics:

  • About 2.7 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation and numbers are expected to rise to between about 5.6 and 12 million in 2050.
  • In 2008, atrial fibrillation was mentioned on 99,294 U.S. death certificates.
  • Isolated mitral stenosis is more common in women and occurs in 40% of all patients presenting with rheumatic heart disease.
  • Rheumatic heart disease is most common in developing countries, where estimates vary from 2% to 3% with use of cardiac ultrasound screening.
  • The incidence of acute rheumatic fever has decreased overall in the United States, however, remains high in blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, and American Indians.
  • Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update


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