UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting

November 7, 2019 UPMC and the Division of Cardiology will be well-represented at the 2019 American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Meeting from November 16-18 in Philadelphia, PA.

The event brings together more than 15,500 health professionals from around the globe to one location. The Scientific Sessions will provide a new dimension of cardiovascular discovery and clinical practices for clinicians, basic scientists and researchers.

Following is a list of courses, posters, and presentations to be delivered by physicians and researchers from UPMC.

Saturday, Nov. 16

CLCD Early Career Ancillary Session: Launch your Cardiology Career! A Heart Team Approach to Developing a Productive and Engaging Practice
7:15 to 7:25 a.m.
Electrophysiology

Panel Discussion
8:05 to 8:30 a.m.
Mark A. Estes III, MD

State-of-the-Art Management and Endpoints in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Latest Advances in Invasive Diagnostics and Follow Up: Invasive Hemodynamics and CPET
11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Marc A. Simon, MD

Outcomes of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension are Improved in a Specialty Care Center
1:30 to 2 p.m.
Hongyang Pi, Chad Kosanovich, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Adam Handen, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Med Inst, Pittsburgh, PA; Michael Tao, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Jacqueline Visina, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Gabrielle VanSpeybroeck, Mehdi Nouraie, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Stephen Y Chan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Psychological and Demographic Correlates of Objectively Measured Sleep Duration and Quality in Women With Myocardial Infarction
1:30 to 2 p.m.
Chorong Park, Zoe Duberstein, Mallory Rutigliano, Jolaade Kalinowski, Judite Blanc, Amanda J Shallcross, NYU Sch of Med, New York, NY; Ki Park, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Catalin Toma, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Nissi Suppogu, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA; Laxmi S Mehta, Ohio State Univ, Powell, OH; Khalil Ibrahim, Johns Hopkins Sch of Med, Baltimore, MD; Kevin Marzo, NYU Winthrop Hosp, Mineola, NY; Nisha Jhalani, Columbia Medical Ctr, New York, NY; Dwithiya Thomas, St. Lukes Univ Health Network, Bethlehem, PA; Caitlin M Giesler, Seton Heart Inst, Austin, TX; Bina Ahmed, Dartmouth Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH; Puja K Mehta, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Harmony Reynolds, Tanya M Spruill, NYU Sch of Med, New York, NY

Aortic Stiffness is Associated With a Reduced Coronary Flow Reserve
1:30 to 2 p.m.
Jonathan J Lee, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Rushik Bhuva, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Med. Cen., Canton, OH; Bilal Ansari, Mary Jo Obeid, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Sowjanya Yenigalla, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Armghan H Ans, Garrett Oldland, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Zeba Hashmath, Saint Vincent Hosp, Worcester, MA; Anila Hussain, Gurpreet Singh, Qasim Jehangir, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Vaibhav Satija, Saint Vincent Hosp, Worcester, MA; Walter R Witschey, Univesity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Sujith Kuruvilla, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Scott Akers, Philadelphia VA Medical Ctr, Philadelphia, PA; Julio A Chirinos, Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Reproducibility, Rigor & Transparency Initiatives at the AHA Journals
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Moderator
Mark A. Estes III, MD

Comparative Outcomes of Direct Oral Anticoagulants versus Warfarin in Morbidly Obese Patients With Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation
2:45 to 2:50 p.m.
Amr F Barakat, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Sandeep Jain, Univ of Pittsburgh, Wexford, PA; Ahmad Masri, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Mourad Senussi, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Yisi Wang, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Aditya Bhonsale, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Suresh Raghu Mulukutla, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA

Arrhythmia Research Summit: Engineering Arrhythmia Innovations 
3:45 to 5 p.m.
Moderator
Samir Saba, MD

Documentation of Shared Decision Making Around Primary Prevention Defibrillator Implantations
4:30 to 5 p.m.
Amr F Barakat, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Anum Asif, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Ana Inashvili, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Libby Szeto, Univ of Pittsburgh, Newark, CA; Ahmed Noor, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Alvin Thalappillil, Shubash Adhikari, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Shumail Fatima, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Monroeville, PA; Deepak Kumar Pasupula, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Shahzad Ahmad, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Don Mathew, UPMC, Monroeville, PA; Aditya Bhonsale, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Krishna Kancharla, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Norman C Wang, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Sandeep Jain, Univ Pittsburgh, Wexford, PA; N A Estes III, Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Success Rate of Fetal Aortic Valvuloplasty in Relation to Center Volumes: A Report From the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry
4:30 to 5 p.m.
Manon Gijtenbeek, Leiden Univ Medical Ctr, Leiden, Netherlands; Shaine A Morris, Texas Children's Hosp and Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX; Anita Moon-Grady, Univ. of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Aimee K Armstrong, Nationwide Children's Hosp, Columbus, OH; Monica Cruz-Lemini, Children and Women’s Specialty Hosp of Queretaro, Querétaro, Mexico; Joanna Dangel, Medical Univ of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Stephen P Emery, UPMC Magee-Womens Hosp, Pittsburgh, PA; Alberto Galindo, Univ Hosp, Madrid, Spain; Sarah Gelehrter, C.S. Mott Children's Hosp, Ann Arbor, MI; Sofia Grinenco, Hosp Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ulrike Herberg, Univ Hosp Bonn, Bonn, Germany; Edgar T Jaeggi, The Hosp for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Necker Hosp, Paris, France; Simone Rolim Fernandes Fontes Pedra, Insto Dante Pazzanese de Cardio, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Jay D Pruetz, Children’s Hosp Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; John Simpson, Evelina London Children's Hosp, London, United Kingdom; Haak C Monique, Leiden Univ Medical Ctr, Leiden, Netherlands; International Fetal Cardicac Intervention Registry

Sunday, Nov. 17

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: Late Consequences of Early Decisions 
7:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Invited Case Presenter: Case 4: Choice of Homograft in a Patient Who Will Need a Transplant in the Future. Discussion Based on Tissue Typing and Appropriate Choices for Future Transplant Candidacy
Kirsten Rose-Felker, Pittsburgh, PA

TED Style Talks - The Future of EP: Science and Math in Arrhythmia Innovation 1
10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Moderator
Mark A. Estes III, Pittsburgh, PA

Identification of SERCA2 as a Novel Effector and Therapeutic Target in Acute Post-Operative Right Ventricular Dysfunction
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Arturo J Cardounel, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Edgar Aranda-Michel, Rishab Humar, Walter Navid, Arman Kilic, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Joon Lee, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Thomas G Gleason, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA; Ibrahim Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Sowjanya Yenigalla, MD

Long-Term Outcomes With the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients With Severe Peripartum Cardiopulmonary Failure
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Dennis M. McNamara, MD

Age-Related Cardiomyopathy in a Transgenic Knock-In Mouse Model of Sickle Cell Disease
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Maureen Mburu, Samit Ghosh, Xucai Chen, Solomon F Ofori-Acquah, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Update From the Progress-CTO (Prospective Global Registry for the Study of Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention) International Registry
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Iosif Xenogiannis, Minneapolis Heart Inst and Minneapolis Heart Inst Fndn, Minneapolis, MN; Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Columbia Univ, New York, NY; Khaldoon Alaswad, Henry Ford Cardiovascular Div, Birmingham, MI; Oleg Krestyaninov, Dmitri Khelimski, Meshalkin Novosibrisk Res Inst, Novosirbirsk, Russian Federation; James Choi, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hosp, Dallas, TX; Jaikirshan J Khatri, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Farouc A Jaffer, Massachusetts General Hosp, Boston, MA; Mitul P Patel, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego, CA; Ehtisham Mahmud, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Ctr, La Jolla, CA; Anthony Doing, Philip Dattilo, Medical Ctr of the Rockies, Loveland, CO; David E Kandzari, Piedmont Heart Inst, Atlanta, GA; Michalis Koutouzis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Red Cross Hosp of Athens, Athens, Greece; Barry F Uretsky, Central Arkansas VA system, Fort Smith, AR; Catalin Toma, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Robert W Yeh, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, MA; Hector Tamez, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr, Boston, MA; Michael Wyman, Torrance Memorial Medical Ctr, Torrance, CA; Brian K. Jefferson, Taral Patel, Tristar Centennial Medical Ctr, Nasville, TN; Wissam Jaber, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Habib Samady, Emory Univ Hosp Midtown, Atlanta, GA; Abdul Sheikh, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA; Bilal Malik, Maimonides Medical Ctr, Brooklyn, NY; Srini Potluri, The Heart Hosp Baylor Plano, Plano, TX; Basem Elbarouni, Michael Love, St. Boniface General Hosp, Winnipeg, MB; Shah Alpesh, Houston Methodist Hosp, Houston, TX; Jeffrey W Moses, Nicholas Lembo, Manish A Parikh, Columbia Univ, New York, NY; Ajay Kirtane, Columbia Univ Medical Ctr, New York, NY; Ziad A Ali, Gkargkoulas Fotios, Columbia Univ, New York, NY; Allison B Hall, Minneapolis Heart Inst, Minneapolis, MN; Evangelia Vemmou, Ilias Nikolakopoulos, Minneapolis Heart Inst and Minneapolis Heart Inst Fndn, Minneapolis, MN; Bavana V Rangan, Dallas VA Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX; Shuaib M Abdullah, N Texas VA Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX; Santiago Garcia, Minneapolis Heart Inst, Edina, MN; Subhash Banerjee, Dallas VA Medical Ctr, Dallas, TX; M Nicholas Burke, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Minneapolis Heart Inst, Minneapolis, MN

Outcomes of Surgical Intervention for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection in Octogenarians - Insights from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD)
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Stevan S Pupovac, Jonathan Hemli, Northwell Health, New York, NY; Thomas G Gleason, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA; Thoralf M Sundt II, Mass General Hosp, Boston, MA; Nimesh D Desai, Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Davide Pacini, Univ Hosp S. Orsola, via Massarenti 9, Italy; Maral Ouzounian, Toronto General Hosp, Toronto, ON, Canada; Jehangir J Appoo, Univ of Calgary Medical Ctr, Calgary, AB, Canada; Daniel G Montgomery, Kim Eagle, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Takeyoshi Ota, The Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Marco Di Eusanio, Univ di Bologna, Ancona, Italy; Anthony L Estrera, UT Medical Sch Houston, Houston, TX; Joseph S Coselli, Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX; Himanshu J Patel, Univ Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI; Santi Trimarchi, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy; Derek Ralph Brinster, Northwell Health System, New York, NY

Long-term Mortality and Readmissions Following Isolated Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Propensity Matched Analysis 
12:30 to 1 p.m.
Valentino Bianco, Arman Kilic, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Thomas G Gleason, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA; Forozan Navid, Ibrahim Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Endovascular Strategies in Thoracic Aortic Surgery
2 to 3:15 p.m.
Moderator
Thomas Gleason, Pittsburgh, PA

Early Captopril Treatment Mitigates Doxorubicin Cardiomyopathy in Mice: A Cardiac MRI Pilot Study
3 to 3:30 p.m.
George M. Cater, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Samuel K. Wyman, Nathan Salamacha, Ryan Marsden, Shanim Manzoor, Brendan Sestokas, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Erik B. Schelbert, Timothy C. Wong, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Yijen L. Wu, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term Follow Up of Patients With Uncomplicated versus Complicated Acute Type B Aortic Dissection Managed With Early TEVAR 
3 to 3:10 p.m.
Ibrahim Sultan, Valentino Bianco, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Arman Kilic, Adrian Zalewski, Forozan Navid, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Thomas G Gleason, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Airway Clearance Deficit in Infants Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Phillip S Adams, Timothy Corcoran, Michael Czachowski, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Alvin Lee Saville, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Glenshaw, PA; Jiuann-Huey Ivy Lin, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Yuliya Domnina, Tracy Baust, Omar Khalifa, Maliha Zahid, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, Children's Hosp of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cecilia W Lo, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Proximity to an Advanced Heart Failure Center and County Heart Failure Mortality
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Khansa Ahmad, Edward Chen, Umair Nazir, Brown Univ, Providence, RI; Sebhat Erqou, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Wen-Chih Hank Wu, Providence VA Hosp, Providence, RI

Subclinical Myocardial Injury and Cardiovascular Mortality: Racial Differences in Prevalence and Risk (From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Stephen T Broughton, UPMC Heart and Vascular Inst, Pittsburgh, PA; Jared W Magnani, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Elsayed Z Soliman, Muhammad Ahmad, Wake Forest Sch of Med, Winston Salem, NC

Reversible Endothelial Membrane Perforation for Targeted Drug/Gene Delivery Using Ultrasound and Microbubbles 
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Brandon Helfield, Concordia Univ, Montreal, QC, Canada; Xucai Chen, Simon Watkins, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Antitumor Efficacy and Reduced Cardiotoxicity Using Ultrasound Mediated Delivery of Liposomal Doxorubicin Conjugated-Microbubbles 
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Mingyu He, Francois Yu, Xucai Chen, Linda Lavery, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Flordeliza S Villanueva, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Aortic Dissection: New Insights
3:45 to 5 p.m.
Moderator
Thomas Gleason, Pittsburgh, PA

Next Frontiers in Transcatheter Structural Heart Therapies 
6:24 to 6:36 p.m.
Transcatheter Pulmonic Valve Therapies
Jacqueline Kreutzer, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Nov. 18

Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis: An Atypical Presentation With Myocardial Involvement
11:30 to 12 p.m.
Shea A Ford, Jonathan Pollock, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Association of Particulate Matter and Incident Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation
11:30 to 12 p.m.
Zachary Rhinehart, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Ellen Kinnee, Melissa Saul, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Jane Clougherty, Drexel Sch of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA; Jared W Magnani, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

T Peak - T End Interval on the Prehospital 12-lead ECG is a Strong Predictor of Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome
11:30 to 12 p.m.
Mohammad Alhamaydeh, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Abdullah Ahmad, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Ziad Faramand, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ce, Pittsburgh, PA; Samir Saba, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Richard Gregg, Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA; Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton W Callaway, Salah S Al-Zaiti, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Skeletal Muscle LKB1/SIRT3-AMPK-GLUT4 Activation by Treprostinil and Metformin Normalizes Hyperglycemia and Improves Cardiac Function in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (PH-HFpEF)
12:40 to 12:45 p.m.
Longfei Wang, VMI, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Taijyu Satoh, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Gunner Halliday, Indiana Univ, Indianapolis, IN; Jeff Baust, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Rebecca Vanderpool, The Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Ana Lucia Mora, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Mark T Gladwin, Univ Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Yen Chun Lai, Indiana Univ, Indianapolis, IN

Endothelial Frataxin Deficiency Drives DNA Damage Response and Senescence in Pulmonary Hypertension

12:50 to 12:55 p.m.
Miranda Kay Culley, Univ of Pittsburgh SOM, Pittsburgh, PA; Jingsi Zhao, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Ying Tang, Univ of Pittsburgh SOM, Pittsburgh, PA; Yi Yin Tai, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Dror Perk, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Vinny Negi, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Yen Chun Lai, Indiana Univ, Indianapolis, IN; Qiujun Yu, Univ of Iowa Hosp, Iowa City, IA; Adam Handen, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Gil Speyer, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ; Seungchan Kim, Prairie View A&M Univ, Prairie View, TX; Sruti Shiva, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Taijyu Satoh, Univ Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Yassmin Al Aaraj, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; John C Sembrat, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Mauricio Rojas, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Aditi Gurkar, Univ of Pittsburgh SOM, Pittsburgh, PA; Karen Norris, Univ of Georgia, Athens, GA; Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford Univ Sch Med, Stanford, CA; Mingxia Gu, Stanford Sch of Med, Stanford, CA; Thomas Bertero, IRCAN, CNRS UMR7284, Nice, France; Stephen Y Chan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Can a Clinical Modified Wang Respiratory Score Replace Nasal Nitric Oxide as Diagnostic for Ciliary Dysfunction in Congenital Heart Disease Patients?
1:30 to 2 p.m.
Muhammad Junaid, Childrens Natl Medical System, Washington, DC; Phillip S Adams, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Murray Pollack, Childrens Natl Health Systems, Washington, DC; Omar Khalifa, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Robert McCarter, Childrens Natl Medical Ctr, Washington, DC; Iman Z Sami, Childrens Natl Medical System, Washington, DC; Richard A Jonas, Children's Natl Medical Ctr, Washington, DC; Mahesh Sharma, Univ of North Carolina Sch of Med, Chapel Hill, NC; Anastassios Koumbourlis, Childrens Natl Medical Ctr, Washington, DC; Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, Daniel J Weiner, Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh, PA; Cecilia W Lo, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Linda Leatherbury, Childrens Natl Medical System, Washington, DC

Sex Differences in Operative Outcomes and Mortality for Type A Acute Aortic Dissection: A Study From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection Interventional Cohort

2:05 to 2:10 p.m.
Lauren V Huckaby, Univ of PIttsburgh Medical Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA; Ibrahim Sultan, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Santi Trimarchi, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Cardiovascular Ctr, San Donato Milanese, Italy; Bradley G Leshnower, Emory Univ Sch of Med, Atlanta, GA; Edward P Chen, Emory Univ, Atlanta, GA; Derek Brinster, Northwell Health, New York; Truls Myrmel, The Arctic Univ of Norway, Breivika, Norway; Anthony L Estrera, UT Medical Sch Houston, Houston, TX; Daniel G Montgomery, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Amit Korach, Hadassah Hebrew university Medical, Jerusalem, Israel; Hans-Henning Eckstein, Technical Univ of Munich, Munich, Germany; Joseph S Coselli, Baylor Coll of Med, Houston, TX; Takeyoshi Ota, The Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Clayton Kaiser, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Cente, Nashville, TN; Kim Eagle, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Himanshu J Patel, Univ Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI; Thomas G Gleason, UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Effect of Ischemic Preconditioning on Apoptosis and Autophagy: A Potential Key Role in ST-Elevation vs. Non-ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction 
2:30 to 2:40 p.m.
Salah S Al-Zaiti, Omar Abu-Jaradeh, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Ziad Faramand, Univ of Pittsburgh Medical Ce, Pittsburgh, PA; Imad Al-Ghouleh, Yvette Conley, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Vitamin C Modulates Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Smokers: Results From NHANES 2003-2004
2:45 to 2:50 p.m.
Guangzhi Cong, Ulka Sachdev, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Annual Cocktail Reception

Additionally, Samir Saba, MD, Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD, Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD, Mark Estes, MD, FACC, FHRS, Mark T. Gladwin, MD, and Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FAAC, FSCAI, will host a cocktail reception on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Attico Rooftop Lounge. 

Learn more and RSVP for the pediatric and adult reception.