Cardiovascular disease management

Thursday, 11 April 2002


L. Badimon (Barcelona, Spain)  


Unrestricted Educational Grant fromSchering-Plough SA  

Beyond statins for the control of hypercholesterolemia and cardiovascular disease

Session I


Abstract no
Chair L. Badimon (Barcelona, Spain)  
9.45 – 10.15 Regulation of cholesterol absorption : clinical implications
Klaus von Bergmann (Germany) 
10.15 – 10.45 Gene expression profiles in vascular wall (by lipoproteins)
Lina Badimon (Spain)
10.45 – 11.15 coffee break  
11.15 – 11.45 Vascular protection and statinsAlberico L. Catapano (Italy)  
11.45 – 12.00 Low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein is up-regulated by aggregated LDL in human vascular smooth muscle cells and by hypercholesterolemia in the arterial wall
V. Llorente-Cortés, M. Otero-Viñas, S. Sánchez, C. Rodriguez, and L. Badimon (Barcelona, Spain)
12.00 – 12.15 MCP-1 gene upregulation induced by hypercholesterolemia is reduced by statin treatment in monocytes G. Vilahur, N. Ruíz, X. Duran, S. Sánchez, L. Casaní, and L. Badimon (Barcelona, Spain)
12.15 – 12.30 Statins reduce inflammatory changes in endothelial cells in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia patients
R. Alonso, L. Badimón , P. Catalina, P. Mata, on behalf of the Spanish Foundation for Familial Hypercholesterolemia. (Barcelona, Spain)
12.30 end of session I  
12.30 – 14.00 lunch and poster viewing  

Session II

Thursday, 11 April 2002
Abstract no
15.00 – 15.15 C-reactive protein is affected by modifiable risk factors in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia patients
R. Alonso, L. Badimón, P. Catalina, P. Mata on behalf of the Spanish Foundation for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (Barcelona, Spain)
15.15 – 15.45 Imaging of plaques: impact on prevention
Juan J. Badimon (USA)
15.45 – 16.15 New drugs for reduction of cholesterol absorption: added benefits
Lorenzo Melani (USA)
16.15 – 16.45 New options to reduce cholesterol in hFH : combined therapy
Francisco Pérez Jiménez (Spain)
16.45 – 17.00 Post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) is not correlated with bypass temperature but well with interleukine-6 levels
P.M. Honoré, L.M. Jacquet, and M. Goenen (Brussels, Belgium)
17.00  – 17.15 Stimulation of collagen production by TGF-b1 during differentiation of cardiac fibroblasts to myofibroblastsV. Petrov, R. Fagard and P. Lijnen (Leuven, Belgium)
17.00 end of workshop 13