Thursday 3 April 2003
Organizers A. Notarbartolo (Palermo, Italy)
G. Ricevuti (Pavia, Italy)
Sponsor Pfizer

Atherosclerosis, inflammation and oxidized lipoproteins

Session I
Chairs A. Notarbartolo (Palermo, Italy) & G. Ricevuti (Pavia, Italy) Abstract No.
15.00-15.20 Oxidized lipoproteins and atherosclerosis
A. Catapano (Milan, Italy)
15.20-15.40 Endothelial apoptosis and vascular diseases
J. Harlan (Seattle, WA, USA)
15.40-16.00 Heat shock proteins and atherosclerosis
C. Wiedermann (Innsbruck, Austria)
16.00-16.15 General discussion
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-16.50 The vulnerable plaque: role of inflammation
A. Mezzetti (Chieti, Italy)
16.50-17.10 Antioxidants: from experimental to clinical studies
F. Violi (Rome, Italy)
17.10-17.30 Endothelial function and clinical events
F. Perticone (Catanzaro, Italy)
17.30-17.35 Expression pattern of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and Tissue Factor in normal and symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic plaques and its dependence on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection, immune response and apoptosis in vivo
S. Stintzing, P. Heuschmann, L. Barbera, M. Ocker, A. Jung, Th. Kirchner, and D. Neureiter (Bochum/Erlangen, Germany)
17.35-17.40 Leukocyte count, diabetes mellitus and age are strong predictors of stroke in a rural population of Southern Italy: a eight years follow-up
A.B. Cefalù, D. Noto, C.M. Barbagallo, G. Cavera, G. Caimi, G. Marino, L. Lo Coco, T. Caldarella, A. Notarbartolo, and M.R. Averna (Palerma, Italy)
17.40-17.45 The pulsatile component of arterial pressure: a determinant of cardiovascu disease
G. Schillaci, M. Pirro, and E. Mannarino (Perugia, Italy)
17.45-18.00 General discussion
18.00 End of workshop


Anti-inflammatory action of antithrombin: effect on oxidative burst on granulocyte
D. Gritti, A. Malinverno, C. Bonomi, C. Gasparetto, R. Malinverni, and G. Ricevuti
(Pavia, Italy)

Plasma levels of total homocysteine, vitamins B9 and B12 in type 1 diabetes families
E. Matteucci, S. Passerai, M. Mariotti, F. Fagnani, I. Evangelista, and O. Giampietro
(Pisa, Italy)

Characteristics of elderly patients undergoing coronary angiography
C. Saely, S. Aczel, T. Marte, P. Langer, and H. Drexel (Feldkirch, Austria)

Body mass index and waist/hip ratio in patients undergoing coronary angiography
G. Hoefle, C. Saely, S. Aczel, W. Benzer, and H. Drexel (Feldkirch, Austria)

Time course of serum interleukin-6 levels in patients with unstable angina is related to in-hospital outcome but not to long term prognosis
A. Ziakas, S. Gavrielides, E. Souliou, A. Hatzitolios, Ch. Savopoulos, M. Arvanitidou-Vayona, and G. Luridas (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Early atherosclerosis and fibromuscular dysplasia: role of immune and athero-thrombotic factors
F. Del Porto, G.M. Ferri, R. Cianci, G. Gandolfo, G. Clemenzia, M. Vadacca, S. Galluzzo, D. Amoroso, and A.P. Mitterhofer (Rome, Italy)

Risk factors for atherosclerosis in obese patients
S.S.S. Costa, L.A. Naves, L.F. Abdalla, J.A.R. Vaz , and L.A. Casulari (Brasilia, Brazil)

Anti-inflammatory effect of cerivastatin: consequence on granulocyte aggregation
G. Ricevuti, D. Gritti, A. Malinverno, C. Gasparetto, and R. Malinverni (Pavia, Italy)

Factor VII activity is an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality in elderly women of a Sicilian population. Results of a 11 years follow up.
D. Noto, C.M. Barbagallo, A.B. Cefalu, G. Cavera, M. Sapienza, A. Notarbartolo, G. Davì, and M.R. Averna (Palermo/Chieti, Italy)

Correlation among regional autonomic nervous system modifications and sympathetic skin response (SSR) in POAD affected patients
M. Pastorelli, L. Puccetti, U. Beermann, M. Servi, F. Biagi, A. Costa, A.C. Leo, A. Palazzuoli, A. Camarri, A. Auteri, A.L. Pasqui, and F. Bruni (Siena, Italy)

Homocysteine, B vitamins and immune activation in coronary heart disease
B. Frick, V. Rudzite, K. Schröcksnadel, U. Kalnins, A. Erglis, K. Trusinskis, and D. Fuchs (Riga, Latvia)

Vascular remodeling after carotid artery stenting
M. Puato, D, Cian, R. Rocchi, M. Giordan, L. Pagliani, P. Cardaioli, and P. Pauletto (Pavia, Italy)