New York, NY – March 29, 2016 – Physicians and fellows from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be presenting abstracts at the American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session taking place April 2-4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. They will be sharing the latest data on drug-eluting stents, imaging technologies, dual antiplatelet therapy, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and bioresorbable vascular scaffolds.

CRF will also host a satellite program on complex PCI prior to the start of ACC on Friday, April 1, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM called CHIP: The Interventional Toolbox for Complex Higher-Risk (and Indicated) Patients at the Loews Chicago Hotel (Wright Ballroom, First Floor). Presentations will address treatment of left main disease, chronic total occlusions, long lesions, bifurcation lesions, “small vessels,” and saphenous vein grafts. Expert faculty will offer insights into selecting devices and patients, optimizing technique, and overcoming difficult anatomy. The latest clinical data and guidelines for complex, higher-risk procedures will also be reviewed.

CRF physicians are world-renowned experts in the field of interventional cardiology. Gregg W. Stone, MD, Co-Director of Medical Research and Education at CRF, will be presenting an oral abstract on bioresorbable vascular scaffolds on Sunday, April 3 at ACC. Dr. Stone is also Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Philippe Généreux, MD, Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at the CRF Clinical Trials Center, and Yanping Cheng, MD, Assistant Director, Cardiovascular Imaging at the CRF Skirball Center for Innovation, will also be presenting poster abstracts at ACC. CRF physician presentations include:

Early Aortic Valve Replacement Versus a Conservative Strategy for Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis: Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Philippe Généreux

Saturday, April 2, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Outcomes of the ABSORB Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in Very Small and Not Very Small Coronary Arteries: The ABSORB III Randomized Trial

Gregg W. Stone

Sunday, April 3, 9:15 - 9:27 AM; Room S104

A Novel Thin-Strut Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold: Preclinical Evaluation in Porcine Coronary Arteries up to 6 Months

Yanping Cheng

Monday, April 4, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

As part of its commitment to mentoring the next generation of researchers, CRF teaches and develops interventional cardiology fellows from all over the world through its prestigious fellowship program. Poster abstracts from CRF fellows include:

Etiology, Timing and Impact of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Discontinuation After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation: Insights From the ADAPT-DES Study

Daniel Musikantow

Saturday, April 2, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Morphological Characteristics in Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease, but With Angiographically Non-Obstructive Lesions

Myong Hwa Yamamoto

Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Mechanisms and Patterns of In-Stent Restenosis Among Bare-Metal and 1st and 2nd Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

Lei Song

Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Increased Lipid-Rich Plaque but Not Greater Plaque Burden in Myocardial Infarction Lesions: The COLOR Registry

Cheolmin Lee

Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Relationship Between Vessel Size, Platelet Reactivity, and Stent Thrombosis After Drug-Eluting Stent Percutaneous Coronary Artery Intervention

Bjorn Redfors

Sunday, April 3, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Plaque Characterization Informs the Risk of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction During PCI: The COLOR Registry

Wenbin Zhang

Monday, April 4, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

To learn more about CRF’s research and educational programs at ACC.16, visit Booth 19029 (Level 3, South Hall).

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