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Best of ESC Congress 2024

Mumbai, India
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Symposium: Best of ESC Congress 2024
Mumbai, India
28-29 September 2024

Scientific Directors
Juan-Carlos Kaski, MD, St. George's, University of London
Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, Imperial College London

Ruth Amstein, PhD, CEO Zurich Heart House
Maya Furrer, Project Leader Zurich Heart House

Endorsement will be submitted to:
European Society of Cardiology, ESC
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Cardiological Society of India, CSI


Day - 1 Saturday, September 28th, 2024
2:30 - 7:30 pm (IST - India Standard Time)

Welcome Address:
2:30pm Welcome and introduction Juan-Carlos Kaski, London
Thomas F. Lüscher, London/Zurich
Pratap Chandra Rath, Hyderabad


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Session 1: The 2024 ESC Guidelines
Chairpersons: Juan-Carlos Kaski, London and Pratap Chandra Rath, Hyderabad
2:45pm The 2024 ESC Guidelines on Hypertension S.N. Narasingan, Chennai
3:00pm The 2024 ESC Guidelines Chronic Coronary Syndromes Felicita Andreotti, Rome (onsite)
3:15pm The 2024 ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation Dipak Kotecha, Birmingham (onsite)
3:30pm The ESC Guidelines on Peripheral Arterial Disease Victor Aboyans, Limoges (remote)
3:45pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
Juan-Carlos Kaski, Pratap C. Rath, Ashwani Mehta, Upendra Kaul and R.R. Kasliwal


4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Session 2: ESC 2024 Hotline Sessions Update
Chairpersons: Thomas F. Lüscher, London/Zurich and Felicita Andreotti, Rome
4:15pm Hotline 1: tbd online
4:30pm Hotline 2: tbd online
4:45pm Hotline 3: tbd online
5:00pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
Thomas F. Lüscher, Felicita Andreotti, MS Hiremath, Brian Pinto and JPS Sawhney
5:15pm Tea Break


5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Session 3: Interventional Cardiology
Chairpersons: Giuseppe Mancia, Milan and Ashok Seth
5:45pm Challenges in PCI: High-risk and complex lesions Jonathan Hill, London (remote)
6:00pm Revascularisation for ischemic cardiomyopathy Bernard Gersh, Rochester MN (onsite)
6:15pm Renal denervation for hypertension Thomas F. Lüscher, London/Zurich
6:30pm TAVI vs. surgery in aortic stenosis Ajit Mullasari
6:45pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
Giuseppe Mancia, Ashok Seth, Ajit Mullasari, MS Hiremath


7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Session 4: Special Lecture
  Artificial intelligence in cardiovascular medicine Thomas F. Lüscher, London/Zurich
7:30pm Cocktail and Dinner



Day - 2 Sunday, September 29th, 2024
9:15 am - 13:00 pm  (IST - India Standard Time)

9:15am Review of Day 1 Juan-Carlos Kaski, London
Thomas F. Lüscher, London/Zurich


9:30 am – 10:10 am Session 5: Difficult Clinical CasesChairpersons: Juan-Carlos Kaski, London and Pratap Chandra Rath, Hyderabad
9:30am Case 1: An unusual cause of heart failure
- Discussion
CK Ponde
9:50am Case 2: Treatment of resistant hypertension
Praveen Chandra


10:10 - 11:10 pm Session 6: Great Debates
Chairpersons: Thomas F. Lüscher, London and Ajit Mullasari
Debate 1: Obesity and weight reduction: Lifestyle or drugs?
10:10am Only gastrointestinal hormones really work John Deanfield, London (onsite)
10:20am Only lifestyle measures are sustainable Tiny Nair
10:30am Discussion  
Debate 2: Anticoagulation after ablation of atrial fibrillation
10:40am Anticoagulation can be stopped Dipak Kotecha, Birmingham (onsite
10:50am Such patients require life-long anticoagulation NN
11:00am Discussion  


11:10 am – 12:30 pm - Session 7: Cardiometabolic Medicine
Chairpersons: Bernard Gersh, Rochester and NN
11:10am Lipid management to personalized targets John Deanfield, London (onsite)
11:50am Managing chronic kidney disease Christoph Wanner, Oxford (remote)
10:30am Panel Discussion, Q&A
Bernard Gersh, John Deanfield, CK Ponde and Christoph Wanner
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Awards and Adjourn
12:30 Best Indian Authors/Presenters at ESC 2024, London Pratap Chandra Rath
12:45 Vote of Thanks / Valedictory Note  
1:00 pm End of Day 2 and Symposium

February 27, 2024


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