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Jorge R. Alegria, md

Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

Balloon Angioplasty: Is It Still a Viable Intervention?

Alexandra Almonacid, md

Research Associate, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Director, Angiographic Core Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Qualitative and Quantitative Coronary Angiography

R. David Anderson, md, ms

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Elective Intervention for Chronic Coronary Syndromes Paolo Angelini, md

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Interventional Cardiologist, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas Surgical Standby: State of the Art

Gary M. Ansel, md

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical University of Ohio, Toledo; Director, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Riverside Methodist Hospital; Investigator, MidWest Cardiology Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio Venous Interventions

Saif Anwaruddin, md

Fellow, Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Inflammation Status Christopher Bajzer, md

Associate Director, Peripheral Intervention, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Renal Artery Stenosis

Anthony A. Bavry, md, mph

Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Late Stent Thrombosis

Matthew C. Becker, md

Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Robert H. Beekman III, md

Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Transcatheter Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease

Peter B. Berger, md

Associate Chief Research Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Studies, Geisinger Health Systems, Danville, Pennsylvania

Intervention in Complex Lesions and Multivessel Disease Farzin Beygui, md, PhD

Permanent University Hospital Staff, Faculté de Médicine Pitié-Salpêtrière, Université Paris VI; Senior Consultant, Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris, France

Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for a Major Reduction of Bleeding Complications

John A. Bittl, md

Interventional Cardiologist, Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Heart Institute, Ocala, Florida Role of Adjunct Devices: Cutting Balloon, Thrombectomy, Laser, Ultrasound, and Atherectomy

Ashley B. Boam, ms

Chief, Interventional Cardiology Devices Branch, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Issues

Philipp Bonhoeffer, md

Professor of Cardiology, Institute of Child Health; Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom Pulmonary and Tricuspid Valve Interventions

Michael Brandle, md, ms

Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Zurich School of Medicine, Zurich; Division Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland Diabetes

Ralph G. Brindis, md, mph

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco; Senior Advisor for Cardiovascular Diseases, Northern California Kaiser Permanente; Physician, Department of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, California

Quality of Care in Interventional Cardiology David Buckles, PhD

Chief, Peripheral Vascular Devices Branch, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Issues

Heinz Joachim Büttner, md

Director, Interventional Cardiology, Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany Evidence-Based Interventional Practice

Christopher P. Cannon, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Lipid Lowering in Coronary Artery Disease

Ivan P. Casserly, BSc, mb BCh

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital; Director of Interventional Cardiology, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado Carotid and Cerebrovascular Interventions

Matthews Chacko, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director of Peripheral Interventions, and Faculty, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Care Unit, and the Thayer Firm, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Thrombolytic Intervention Derek P. Chew, mbbs, mph

Associate Professor of Medicine, Flinders University School of Medicine; Director of Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Anticoagulation in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Leslie Cho, md

Director, Women's Cardiovascular Center; Medical

Director, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation,

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Gender and Ethnicity Issues in Percutaneous Coronary

Intervention

Ryan D. Christofferson, md

Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic,

Cleveland, Ohio

Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

Louise Coats, mbbs, mrcp

Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Pulmonary and Tricuspid Valve Interventions Antonio Colombo, md

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University; Director of Invasive Cardiology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Columbus Hospital, Milan, Italy

Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions Bertrand Cormier, md

Hospital Doctor, Service Médecine-Cardiologie, Institut Hospitalier Jacques Cartier, Massy, France Mitral Valvuloplasty

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Research, Division of Cardiology, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida Restenosis

Alain Cribier, md

Professor of Medicine, University of Rouen; Chief, Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France

Percutaneous Aortic Valvular Approaches: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement with the Cribier-Edwards Bioprosthesis

Fernando Cura, md, PhD

Vice Director, Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Therapies, Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Access Management and Closure Devices

Pranab Das, md

Fellow, Interventional Cardiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois Bioabsorbable Stents

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Percutaneous Intervention for Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Robert S. Dieter, md, rvt

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois Upper Extremities and Aortic Arch

Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Percutaneous Intervention in Patients with Prior Coronary Bypass Surgery

Stephen G. Ellis, md

Director, F. Mason Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Drug-Eluting and Bare Metal Stents

Helene Eltchaninoff, md

Professor of Medicine, University of Rouen; Chief, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France Percutaneous Aortic Valvular Approaches: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement with the Cribier-Edwards Bioprosthesis

Nezar Falluji, md

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Lower Extremity Interventions Andrew Farb, md

Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Issues

Peter J. Fitzgerald, md, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Engineering, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University, Stanford, California Intravascular Ultrasound

Shmuel Fuchs, md

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv; Director, Catheterization Laboratory Service, Golda-Hasharon Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel Percutaneous Myocardial Revascularization: Lasers and Biologic Compounds

Valentin Fuster, md, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York Atherothrombosis and the High-Risk Plaque

Mario J. Garcia, md

Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York Functional Testing and Multidetector Computed Tomography

Lowell Gerber, md

Chief of Cardiovascular Services, Florida Hospital Heartland, Sebring, Florida

Percutaneous Aortic Valvular Approaches: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement with the Cribier-Edwards Bioprosthesis

Hussam Hamdalla, md

Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky Role of Platelet Inhibitor Agents in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Hidehiko Hara, md

Fellow, Preclinical Research, Minneapolis Heart Institute and Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota The Left Atrial Appendage

Motoya Hayase, md

Associate Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy, The Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Orangeburg, New York Percutaneous Revascularization Procedures

Howard C. Herrmann, md

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Support Devices for High Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Russel Hirsch, MBChB

Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Transcatheter Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Balloon Angioplasty: Is It Still a Viable Intervention?; The Left Atrial Appendage

Yasuhiro Honda, md

Co-Director, Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory, Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University, Stanford, California Intravascular Ultrasound

Hüseyin Ince, md

Lecturer in Cardiology, University of Rostock School of Medicine; Deputy Head, Division of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Aortic Vascular Interventions (Thoracic and Abdominal)

Eduardo Infante de Oliveira, md

Staff Cardiologist, Hospital de Santa Maria, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Renal Artery Stenosis

Bernard Iung, md

Professor of Cardiology, University of Paris VII; Hospital Doctor, Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France

Mitral Valvuloplasty Alice K. Jacobs, md

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Regional Centers of Excellence for the Care of Patients with Acute Ischemic Heart Disease

Hani Jneid, md

Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade

Samuel L. Johnston, md

Fellow, Cardiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois Upper Extremities and Aortic Arch

Samir R. Kapadia, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Imaging for Intracardiac Interventions; Mitral Valve Repair; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Adnan Kastrati, md

Professor of Cardiology, Technische Universität; Director, Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum, Munich, Germany Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Dean J. Kereiakes, md

Professor of Clinical Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus; Medical Director, Christ Cincinnati Heart and Vascular Center; Medical Director, Lindner Center for Research and Education, Cincinnati, Ohio

Regional Centers of Excellence for the Care of Patients with Acute Ischemic Heart Disease

Morton J. Kern, md

Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine; Associate Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Care Unit, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California Intracoronary Pressure and Flow Measurements

Matheen A. Khuddus, md

Fellow, Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida Elective Intervention for Chronic Coronary Syndromes

Young-Hak Kim, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ulsan University; Attending Physician, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

Percutaneous Intervention for Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis

Ran Kornowski, md

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv; Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Beilinson and GoldaHasharon Hospitals, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel

Percutaneous Myocardial Revascularization: Lasers and Biologic Compounds

Alexandra J. Lansky, md

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director of Clinical Services, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York Qualitative and Quantitative Coronary Angiography

Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology, and Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect

Robert J. Lederman, md

Investigator, Cardiovascular Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Cardiovascular Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Michael J. Lim, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Intracoronary Pressure and Flow Measurements

A. Michael Lincoff, md

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Director, Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Coordinating Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Abrupt Vessel Closure

Thomas R. Lloyd, md

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan Transcatheter Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease

Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Co-Director, Coronary Care Unit, and Attending Physician, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Medical Economics in Interventional Cardiology

Bernhard Meier, md

Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern; Director of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland Chronic Total Occlusion

Victor M. Mejia, md

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Support Devices for High Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Gilles Montalescot, md, PhD

Professor of Cardiology, Institut de Cardiologie, Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France

Transradial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for a Major Reduction of Bleeding Complications

Pedro R. Moreno, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Interventional Cardiology Research, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York Atherothrombosis and the High-Risk Plaque

Douglass A. Morrison, md, PhD

Interventional Cardiologist, Yakima Heart Center, Yakima, Washington

Extent of Atherosclerotic Disease and Left Ventricular Function

Debabrata Mukherjee, md, ms

Gill Foundation Professor of Interventional Cardiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction and Embolism-Protection Devices; Bioabsorbable Stents; Lower Extremity Interventions

Srihari S. Naidu, md

Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York Support Devices for High Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, md, mph

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Renal Dysfunction

Craig R. Narins, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology and Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York

Preoperative Coronary Intervention Gjin Ndrepepa, md

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Technische Universität and Deutsches Herzzentrum, Munich, Germany

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Franz-Josef Neumann, md

Honorary Professor of Cardiology, Albert-Ludwgs-Universität, Frieburg; Medical Director and Chairman, Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany Evidence-Based Interventional Practice

Christoph A. Nienaber, md, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Rostock School of Medicine; Head, Division of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Rostock, Rostock, Germany Aortic Vascular Interventions (Thoracic and Abdominal)

Masakiyo Nobuyoshi, md, PhD

Clinical Professor, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto; Chairperson, Kokura Memorial Hospital, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan Small-Vessel and Diffuse Disease

Igor F. Palacios, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Knight Catheterization Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade

Seung-Jung Park, md, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Ulsan University; Director, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea Percutaneous Intervention for Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis

Uptal D. Patel, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Divisions of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina Renal Dysfunction

Director, Bakken Heart-Brain Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease Carl J. Pepine, md

Eminent Scholar, American Heart Association-Suncoast Chapter Chair, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida Elective Intervention for Chronic Coronary Syndromes

Marc A. Pfeffer, md, PhD

Dzau Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Angiotensin-Axis Inhibition

Jeffrey J. Popma, md

Research Associate, Harvard Medical School; Director, Invasive Cardiovascular Services, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center; Director, Angiographic Core Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Qualitative and Quantitative Coronary Angiography

Professor of Vascular Physiology and Chair of the Department of Physiology, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis

Vivek Rajagopal, md

Staff Cardiologist, Cardiac Disease Specialists, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Other Adjunctive Drugs for Coronary Intervention: ß-Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers

Stephen R. Ramee, md

Section Head, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia: Diagnosis and Intervention; Acute Stroke Intervention

Senior Clinical Research Associate, University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom Lipid Lowering in Coronary Artery Disease

Marco Roffi, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Geneva; Director, Interventional Cardiology Unit, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland Diabetes

Javier Sanz, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Staff Cardiologist and Associate Director of CT and MRI in Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Atherothrombosis and the High-Risk Plaque Wolf Sapirstein, md

Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Issues

Albert Schömig, md

Professor of Medicine, Technische Universität; Chief, Department of Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum, Munich, Germany

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Daniel G. Schultz, md

Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland Regulatory Issues

Robert S. Schwartz, md

Medical Director of Pre-Clinical Research, Minneapolis Heart Institute and Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Left Atrial Appendage Mehdi H. Shishehbor, do, mph

Interventional Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and National Institutes of Health K12 Scholar, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Imaging for Intracardiac Interventions

Mitchell J. Silver, do

Associate Professor of Cardiology, Ohio University College of Medicine, Athens; Staff Cardiologist/Vascular Medicine, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Venous Interventions Daniel I. Simon, md

Herman K. Hellerstein Professor of Cardiovascular Research, and Director, Case Cardiovascular Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Director, Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio Restenosis

Michael Simons, md

A.G. Huber Professor of Medicine and Director, Angiogenesis Research Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover; Chief of Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis

B. Clay Sizemore, md

Cardiology Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Elective Intervention for Chronic Coronary Syndromes Goran Stankovic, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Belgrade School of Medicine; Interventional Cardiologist, University Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions

Steven R. Steinhubl, md

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky

Role of Platelet Inhibitor Agents in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Srihari Thanigaraj, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect

Eric J. Topol, md

Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Translational Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California Inflammation Status; Thrombolytic Intervention

Christophe Tron, md

Chief, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France Percutaneous Aortic Valvular Approaches: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty and Percutaneous Valve Replacement with the Cribier-Edwards Bioprosthesis

Alec Vahanian, md

Professor of Cardiology, University of Paris VII; Head of Cardiology Department, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France Mitral Valvuloplasty

Robert A. Van Tassel, md

Senior Consultant, Cardiology, Minneapolis Heart Institute and Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota The Left Atrial Appendage

Ron Waksman, md

Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Associate Chief of Cardiology and Director of Experimental Angioplasty and New Technologies, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Vascular Brachytherapy for Restenosis

Christopher J. White, md

Chair, Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia: Diagnosis and Intervention; Acute Stroke Intervention

Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Program in Biodesign, Stanford University, Stanford, California Intravascular Ultrasound

Hiroyoshi Yokoi, md

Director of Clinical Section, Department of Cardiology, Kokura Memorial Hospital, Kitakyusu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan Small-Vessel and Diffuse Disease

Alan Zajarias, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Washington University School of Medicine; Interventional Cardiologist, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect

Khaled M. Ziada, md

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky

Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction and Embolism-Protection Devices

Andrew A. Ziskind, md, mba

Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine; President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade

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