Pan American Heart Failure Congress (PAHF 2012)


Location: Panama City, Panama

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2012
Registration Date: Oct 18, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 05, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
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Cardiovascular disorders are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries around the world including Latin American countries. The Pan American Congress on Heart failure will provide an in-depth focus on the best approaches for preventing and treating heart failure (HF) of various etiologists. Topics range from early recognition and intervention in high risk patients to the expanding use of drugs and devices to monitor and treat heart failure and detect evidence of worsening. The curriculum includes updates on treatment of systemic and pulmonary hypertension management of patients with HF due to coronary disease, acute decompensate HF, systolic and diastolic HF, cardiomyopathies and valvular heart disease. Atrial fibrillation, use of biomarkers and devices to aid in diagnosis, expanding indications for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy, as well as treatment of sleep apnea and stem cell therapy.
Lectures from internationally renowned experts in the field are combined with case presentations and a featured panel discussion.