World Congress on Heart & Interventional Cardiology

Theme: An Era of Cardiology

28th Sep-29th Sep 2020    Prague , Czech Republic

As opposed to preventive or noninvasive treatments such as lifestyle changes and most imaging techniques, interventional cardiology deals specifically with more invasive treatments, often through catheters and stenting. Interventional cardiologists have expanded their skills to address issues related to structural acquired heart disease. These techniques have become important therapies for patients who have undergone surgical implantation of cardiac valves.

Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping as it should. Sometimes, heart loses pumping function, causing fatigue and shortness of breath. Understanding the cellular basis of heart failure before and after it happens, along with genetic mutations and differences in men and women, helps researchers target research and create clinical trials.

Preventive Cardiology has evolved to treat the spectrum of coronary disease risk factors and coronary artery disease through the assessment of individual risk and early initiation of interventions to prevent, delay, or modify the development of clinical atherosclerosis (primary prevention), as well as treat individuals after the manifestation of symptomatic coronary artery disease (secondary prevention). Most of the countries have preventive cardiology professional societies, which provide an important forum to have health professionals and policy makers to control and prevention of CVD. For example, The American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) aims “to promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease'', and the European Society of Preventive Cardiology (ESPC) aims “to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.”

The limited regenerative capacity of the heart is a major factor in heart failure and death. Once cardiac cells are diseased, it’s hard for them to heal like your body would with a cut. Studying how the heart forms in fetuses and then matures is a natural step for researchers interested in generating and regenerating heart cells. Researchers also investigated the effect of stem cell-derived cardiac cells on repairing damaged hearts and their potential to treat heart muscle diseases. Cardiovascular progenitor cells is a type of heart cell, are called building blocks because they’re used to form the heart during fetal development. They hold the therapeutic potential because of their unique ability to develop into several different heart cell types. Researchers are studying how CPC cells are useful for repairing damaged hearts. CPCs are regenerative; scientists may be able to grow them in a dish. It’s not as easy to grow cells in a lab as it is in the body — they often have “developmental arrest” and don’t mature. A recent discovery of the pathways that lead a fetal cell into an adult cell will enable researchers to recreate adult heart tissue in the lab, which holds tremendous potential for new heart disease treatment.

The leading cause of heart disease was studied in American women and whose result was death. Women present heart problems differently than men. Researching conditions such as vascular stiffness, heart valve disease during pregnancy, heart attacks that occur without obstructed coronary arteries, and autoimmune diseases and how they specifically affect the hearts of women will help develop new preventions and treatments. Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for heart attacks in women, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, strokes and the conditions associated with having cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

<p>Heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) occur when the heart’s electrical system is out of synch and disorganized. Arrhythmias are important because they can cause sudden cardiac death, strokes and their aftereffects.<br /> Arrhythmias occur when the electrical signals to the heart that coordinate heartbeats are not working properly. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.</p>

With advances in the treatment of HIV, people with HIV are now living longer but unfortunately experience heart disease and its complications at faster rates than people without HIV infection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has spread across all 4 corners of the globe and is one of the most deadly infections in the past century. Worldwide, it is estimated that approximately 34 million people are currently living with HIV of whom 90% are in developing countries.

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia. High blood pressure is classified as either primary hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90–95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. The 5–10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills.

<p>Imaging is a study of about the structure and functioning of a patient’s heart. a. Imaging for Catheter Ablations b. Imaging to Diagnose Heart Dysfunction at an Early Stage c. Imaging to help define Risk and Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease d. Safe MRI Techniques for Patients with Pacemakers</p>

About the Event

About the event

Med2Pharm welcomes you at World Congress on Heart and Interventional Cardiology to be held during Sep 28 - 29, 2020 at Prague, Czech Republic.

The World Congress on Heart 2020 whose theme " An Era of Cardiology " is a prestigious event organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, scientists, industrial participants and budding students around the world to SHARE their research findings with the global experts.

The key intention of Heart 2020 event is to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and expertise in person with their peers expected to join from different parts on the world. In addition this gathering will help the delegates to establish their research as well as to find international linkage for future collaborations in their career path.

We hope that Heart 2020 outcome will lead to significant contributions to the knowledge base in these up-to-date scientific fields in scope.

Why to attend?

Heart 2020 offers a great opportunity to meet and make new contacts in the field of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, by providing collaboration spaces and break-out rooms with tea and lunch for delegates between sessions with precious networking time for you. It permits delegates to have issues addressed on Cardiology by recognized global experts who are up to date with the latest developments in the Cardiology field and provide information on new techniques and technologies. This International conference will feature world renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops, exhibitors and career guidance sessions.

Who can attend?

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Heart healthcare specialists
  3. Professors and HOD's
  4. Neurologist
  5. Cardiology Technologist
  6. Cardiology Surgeon
  7. Electrocardiography Technician
  8. Nuclear Cardiologist
  9. Interventional Cardiologist
  10. Cardiovascular Technologist
  11. Assistant Cardiology Supervisor
  12. Pediatric cardiologists

Session 1: Heart Rhythm and Arrythmias:

Heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) occur when the heart’s electrical system is out of synch and disorganized. Arrhythmias are important because they can cause sudden cardiac death, strokes and their after effects.

Arrhythmias occur when the electrical signals to the heart that coordinate heartbeats are not working properly. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 2: HIV and Heart Disease

With advances in the treatment of HIV, people with HIV are now living longer but unfortunately experience heart disease and its complications at faster rates than people without HIV infection.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has spread across all 4 corners of the globe and is one of the most deadly infections in the past century. Worldwide, it is estimated that approximately 34 million people are currently living with HIV of whom 90% are in developing countries.

Related Societies and Associations: Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 3: Hypertension

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure typically does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.

High blood pressure is classified as either primary hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90–95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. The 5–10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills.

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 4: Imaging

Imaging is a study of about the structure and functioning of a patient’s heart.

a. Imaging for Catheter Ablations

One active area of research is how noninvasive imaging can guide catheter ablation procedures that modify electrical circuits in the heart to treat arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats. Some of the imaging techniques include computed tomography using X-rays, MRI and ultrasound to guide a physician when performing a cardiac ablation. During a cardiac ablation, a catheter is moved into the heart and used to destroy small regions of the heart wall, which may be making the heart’s rhythm irregular.

b. Imaging to Diagnose Heart Dysfunction at an Early Stage

Researchers studying a ways to improve early detection of heart dysfunction to help prevent major heart problems that result from a weak heart, such as heart failure. Some specialized imaging techniques such as speckle tracking echocardiography and strain MRI are powerful noninvasive methods to help detect early heart dysfunction and allow rapid treatment. These techniques are especially useful in monitoring heart function with certain chemotherapy drugs, which are used to treat cancer but have potentially harmful effects on the heart.

c. Imaging to help define Risk and Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease

Physicians searched advanced imaging for clues that someone is at risk for heart attack or other cardiac problems. The results of imaging tests can help determine which medication or procedure is best for a coronary artery disease patient.

d. Safe MRI Techniques for Patients with Pacemakers

MRIs and implanted cardiac devices, such as pacemakers, did not mix. The powerful magnetic and radiofrequency fields could potentially cause the device to malfunction. After 15 years, researchers developed protocol for patients with implanted devices. They can reprogram pacemakers to a safe mode while a patient has an MRI scan. They carefully monitor the patient’s blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and oxygen saturation, and look for any unusual symptoms throughout the process.

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 5: Interventional Cardiology

As opposed to preventive or noninvasive treatments such as lifestyle changes and most imaging techniques, interventional cardiology deals specifically with more invasive treatments, often through catheters and stenting.

Interventional cardiologists have expanded their skills to address issues related to structural acquired heart disease. These techniques have become important therapies for patients who have undergone surgical implantation of cardiac valves.

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 6: Myocardial Biology/Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping as it should. Sometimes, heart loses pumping function, causing fatigue and shortness of breath. Understanding the cellular basis of heart failure before and after it happens, along with genetic mutations and differences in men and women, helps researchers target research and create clinical trials.

The innovative new devices and surgical procedures to treat Heart Failure:

  1. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  2. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  3. Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  4. Surgical procedures for heart failure
  5. Heart transplantation
  6. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  7. Coronary artery bypass
  8. Valve replacement

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 7: Preventive Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology has evolved to treat the spectrum of coronary disease risk factors and coronary artery disease through the assessment of individual risk and early initiation of interventions to prevent, delay, or modify the development of clinical atherosclerosis (primary prevention), as well as treat individuals after the manifestation of symptomatic coronary artery disease (secondary prevention).

Most of the countries have preventive cardiology professional societies, which provide an important forum to have health professionals and policy makers to control and prevention of CVD. For example, The American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) aims “to promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease'', and the European Society of Preventive Cardiology (ESPC) aims “to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.”

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 8: Stem cell and Regenerative Biology

The limited regenerative capacity of the heart is a major factor in heart failure and death. Once cardiac cells are diseased, it’s hard for them to heal like your body would with a cut. Studying how the heart forms in fetuses and then matures is a natural step for researchers interested in generating and regenerating heart cells. Researchers also investigated the effect of stem cell-derived cardiac cells on repairing damaged hearts and their potential to treat heart muscle diseases.

Cardiovascular progenitor cells is a type of heart cell, are called building blocks because they’re used to form the heart during fetal development. They hold the therapeutic potential because of their unique ability to develop into several different heart cell types. Researchers are studying how CPC cells are useful for repairing damaged hearts.

CPCs are regenerative; scientists may be able to grow them in a dish. It’s not as easy to grow cells in a lab as it is in the body — they often have “developmental arrest” and don’t mature. A recent discovery of the pathways that lead a fetal cell into an adult cell will enable researchers to recreate adult heart tissue in the lab, which holds tremendous potential for new heart disease treatment.

Related Societies and Associations: Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Cardiology Society of India.

Session 9: Women and Heart Disease

The leading cause of heart disease was studied in American women and whose result was death. Women present heart problems differently than men. Researching conditions such as vascular stiffness, heart valve disease during pregnancy, heart attacks that occur without obstructed coronary arteries, and autoimmune diseases and how they specifically affect the hearts of women will help develop new preventions and treatments.

Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for heart attacks in women, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, strokes and the conditions associated with having cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Related Societies and Associations: American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, French society of cardiology, Hungarian society of cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Indian Heart Association, National Heart Foundation of Australia

Interventional Cardiology Market Share Insights

The market study was done on both the US and European Interventional Cardiology Markets. The Scientific holds a strong position in several segments, including the coronary stent, coronary balloon catheter, coronary embolic protection device and coronary thrombectomy device markets.

The Abbott and Medtronic, who round out the top three in both the US and European markets. Abbott expanded its position in the overall market through its acquisition of St. Jude Medical in 2017, effectively adding many devices to its portfolio. Abbott has potential for significant growth due to its strong position in the OCT market.

Medtronic offers a vast selection of devices across many market segments, allowing it to gain a strong position in the competitive landscape. The company is expected to increase its share over the forecast period as it continues to implement this comprehensive strategy.

Interventional Cardiology Statistics And Procedure Trends

In the United States, Interventional Cardiology procedures are broken into four segments: angiography procedures, angioplasty/PCI procedures, coronary atherectomy procedures, and catherization procedures. Out of all these, the amount of catherization procedures performed annually in the US is the largest, at just under four million. The European market has these same four segments and an embolic protection device procedure segment. The amount of catherization procedures are also the largest in Europe, at over 5 million annually.

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