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The Third International Meeting on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy

Venice, Italy
Keywords: Gynecology, Cardiology

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, February 20, 2014
16:00:00 Registration Hours
19:30:00 Get-together Reception
Friday, February 21, 2014
08:30:00 Opening Ceremony
08:30:00 Greetings
09:00:00 Opening Lecture
09:30:00 Approach to risk stratification: past, present and future (Invited lecture)
09:30:00 Preconception and Gestational Evaluation and Counseling
09:45:00 Pregnancy After Cardiotoxic Cancer Treatment: From preconception evaluation through clinical outcomes (Invited lecture)
10:00:00 Pregnancy in the undifferentiated cardiac patient (Invited lecture) Jack Colman
10:15:00 Prepregnancy Medical Risk Assessment of Older Women Seeking Assisted Reproduction (Invited lecture)
10:30:00 The use of reproduction technologies in the setting of complex heart disease (Invited lecture) Norbert Gleicher
10:45:00 Alternatives for patients unable to sustain a pregnancy - medical and moral issues (Invited lecture) Rafael Hirsch
11:00:00 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Exhibition Visit
11:15:00 Maternal physiological adaptations to pregnancy
11:15:00 Physiologic changes and Cardiac Imaging in pregnancy
11:30:00 Cardiovasular Imaging of the pregnancy patient Patrick M. , Colletti
11:45:00 CT during pregnancy
12:00:00 Guidelines for MRI in the pregnant patient
12:15:00 Morphological and functional changes in normal pregnancy: Insights from 3d and deformational echocardiographic techniques Tasneem Naqvi
12:50:00 Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch in Pregnancy: A Case Report
13:00:00 Subplacental bleeding in pregnant women with a Fontan
13:10:00 Aortic Dissection in The Third Trimester of Pregnancy in a Pluriparous Without Risk Factors
13:20:00 Progressive Cardiac Dysfunction in Bethlem Myopathy during Pregnancy
13:30:00 To Anticoagulate or Not to Anticoagulate, That is the Question
14:00:00 European Registries: status and results
14:00:00 Registry of pregnancy and Cardiac Disease (ROPAC):Current status
14:15:00 Mode of delivery in ROPAC (Invited lecture)
14:20:00 Assessment of Fetal Right Myocardial Performance Index Obtained by Pulsed Doppler and Tissue Doppler Imaging in Pregnancies Complicated With Diabetes
14:30:00 Use and impact of Cardiac medication during pregnancy: Lessons from ROPAC
14:40:00 Valvular Heart disease
14:45:00 Heart failure in pregnancy (ROPAC
14:50:00 Case: Severe aortic and mitral stenosis presenting in cardiogenic shock
15:00:00 Arrhythmias in ROPAC
15:10:00 Case: Infective endocarditis with large mitral valve vegetation at the 28'th week of pregnancy
15:15:00 The Euro Obs registry on PPCM – status report
15:45:00 Is there a risk to pregnancy in women with simple congenital heart disease?
16:00:00 Knowledge gap of women with congenital heart disease and their parents on the risk of pregnancy?
16:15:00 Pregnancy in the patient post Fontan operation: Results of A registry Mary M. Canobbio
16:30:00 Pregnancy in women with a systemic right ventricle Carole A. Warnes
16:45:00 The management of pregnancy in the woman with transposition of the great vessels Marla Mendelson
17:00:00 The Birth Rate and Case History with Patients after Correction Operation of a Fallot Tetralogy
17:10:00 Obstetric outcomes in pregnant women with congenital heart disease
17:20:00 Pregnant Patients With Ebstein's Anomaly - Clinical And Echocardiographic Study
17:30:00 Evaluation of pregnancy outcomes in women with congenital heart disease – a specialized center experience
17:40:00 Outcome of Pregnancy in Women Totally Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
17:50:00 Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
18:00:00 Birth control in patients with congenital heart disease (
18:15:00 Cheese and Wine Reception
18:35:00 Rapid Fire Sessions
Saturday, February 22, 2014
08:00:00 Valvular Heart Disease
08:10:00 Pregnancy in Patients with Mechanical Prosthetic Valves: Observation in Rural and Semi-urban North Indian Population- Management Issues at a Tertiary Care Institution Amita Gupta
08:15:00 The effect of maternal heart disease on fetal growth Elika Bergelson
08:20:00 Lowered oral anticoagulation in young pregnant women carrier of mechanical aortic valve protheses in developing countries
08:25:00 The Burden of Cardiac Conditions in the Setting of the Brazilian Network for Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity & Near Miss
08:30:00 The Result of Pregnancy in patients with Significant Mitral Stenosis
08:35:00 Preventing and managing cardiac disease in maternity- a model of care in a low resource set up Karen Sliwa
08:40:00 Management of Pregnancy in Women with Mechanical Heart Valves: a Monocentric 12-year Retrospective French Study
08:45:00 Top causes of maternal mortality in California Afshan B Hameed
08:50:00 Management of mitral stenosis in pregnancy
09:00:00 A retrospective analysis of maternal mortality associated with cardiac disease in Columbia: An 8 years review(2000-2008)
09:05:00 Twenty years experience of management of prosthetic valves with pregnancy
09:10:00 Challenges in cardiology research in pregnancy Tasneem Naqvi
09:20:00 Challenges in the management patients with Left Heart Obstructive Lesions
09:25:00 Cardiological Complications in Pregnant Patients with Acquired Heart Disease
09:40:00 Debate: Should every woman who needs valve replacement receive a bio-prosthetic valve? Raphael Hirsch
10:05:00 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Exhibition Visit
10:20:00 Management during pregnancy: Labor and Delivery
10:20:00 Management of women with heart disease during pregnancy: what do we know, what do we think we know, and what we would like to know? Samuel Siu
10:35:00 The need for proactive and coordinated management of the pregnant cardiac patient Mathew Sermer
10:50:00 Obstetric and neonatal complications in pregnant women with heart disease - data of the ZAHARA II
11:35:00 Hemodynamic changes of labor and delivery
11:50:00 Role, risk and benefit of interventional cardiology during pregnancy
12:05:00 Debate: who should determine the mode of delivery Afshan B Hameed
12:45:00 Successful maternal and fetal outcome following resistant congestive cardiac failure due to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with severe outflow tract obstruction
13:05:00 Dilated cardiomyopathy and malignant ventricular arrhythmias Avraham Shotan
13:25:00 LVAD implantation and heart transplantation in combination with bromocriptine increase survival in patients with peripartum heart failure
13:35:00 The Case of a Rare Tumor of the Left Ventricle of a Pregnant
13:35:00 Unusual Case Of Aortic Disease In Pregnancy: Multimodality Approach
14:00:00 Arrhythmias
14:15:00 Can we prevent congenital heart block in offspring from mothers at risk? Norbert Gleicher
14:30:00 Electrophysiology procedures without fluoroscopy in pregnant and non pregnant patients
14:40:00 Ventricular Tachycardia during Pregnancy in Women with Heart Disease: Data from the Registry on Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease
14:50:00 Atrial fibrillation without a cardiac cause in pregnancy: an international survey on optimal management
15:00:00 Single Center Experience with Electrophysiology Procedures During Pregnancy
15:10:00 Automated detection of premature atrial contractions in noninvasive fetal heart rate recordings: a case report
15:20:00 An Unusual Cause for Tachycardia and Electrocardiographic Changes in A Pregnant Woman
15:30:00 A Retrospective Casenote Review of the Obstetric Management of Women with Genetic Long QT Syndrome
15:40:00 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Exhibition Visit
15:55:00 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pregnancy – review and guidelines
16:10:00 Predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes among pregnant women with structural heart disease - Who is really at risk and can we prevent bad things from happening?
16:25:00 Hospital Admissions and Deliveries in Pregnant Women with Chagas Cardiomiopathy
16:35:00 Subsequent Pregnancy in Patients with Acute Heart Failure during Pregnancy with Identifiable Precipitating Factors
16:45:00 Noncompaction and Pregnancy?
17:00:00 Pregnancy and Delivery in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
17:10:00 Unique echocardiographic pattern of apical sparing in eclampsia-related cardiomyopathy
17:35:00 Dilated non-peripartum cardiomyopathy in pregnancy Avraham Shotan
Sunday, February 23, 2014
08:00:00 Cardiovascular Medications and Arrhytmias Claudio Borghi
08:15:00 Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk in Women Prescribed Fertility Therapy
08:25:00 SSRIs in Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Risks in the Baby: The Last Chapter Gideon Koren
08:40:00 Arrhythmias and pregnancy
08:55:00 Fetal arrhythmia – diagnosis and treatment
09:10:00 Long QT in Pregnancy
09:25:00 Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy
09:40:00 Cardiac surgery during pregnancy Heidi M Connolly
09:40:00 Surgery, Anesthesia and Intervention in Pregnancy
09:55:00 Anesthesia for the patient with complex congenital heart disease Sharon Orbach-Zinger
10:10:00 Anesthetic implications in pregnant women with heart disease
10:20:00 Preoperative Assessment of the Pregnant Woman Requiring Noncardiac Surgery
10:35:00 Coffee Break, Poster Viewing and Exhibition Visit
10:50:00 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Uri Elkayam
10:50:00 PPCM in Sweden:Risk factors, treatment and outcome Maria Schaufelberger
11:05:00 Biomarkers for prediction of outcome in PPCM Dennis McNamara
11:20:00 Case: Preeclampsia with recent normal LVEF and post cesarian section PPCM
11:30:00 Vascular dysfunction as a cause for PPCM and potential association with preeclampsia
11:45:00 The role of the right ventricle in PPCM
12:00:00 Racial differences in clinical presentation and outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy in the US
12:10:00 Pregnancy unmasks genetic cardiomyopathies ; is peripartum cardiomyopathy a genetic disease?
12:25:00 Clinical Characteristics of PPCM in the USA: Results of NHLBI multicentre IPAC study Dennis McNamara
12:40:00 The risk of subsequent pregnancy in women with a history of PPCM Uri Elkayam
12:55:00 Debate: Should bromocriptine be a standard therapy for PPCM? Karen Sliwa
13:20:00 Closing Remarks
20:00:00 Pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs in pregnancy
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