Advances in Heart Disease

Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Heart Disease New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-19, 2005





Asher Kimchi, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles
Chairman, International Academy of Cardiology





This book is composed of invited lectures and free papers presented at the 12th World Congress on Heart Disease New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment, held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-19, 2005.
The volume contains contributions by leading authorities on the latest research developments in Cardiovascular Medicine, primarily in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiac Arrhythmias and Cardiac Surgery. The information included in these articles will prove to be of great value to cardiologists and scientists involved in research and patient care.
We are indebted to the members of the scientific committees and the abstract reviewers, who provided a wealth of important suggestions during the planning phase of the Congress. To the Congress faculty and all other Congress participants, we express our thanks for the quality of their presentations and for their cooperation in submitting manuscripts in a timely fashion. Finally, we acknowledge with great appreciation Dr. Anna Rosa Sailon from Medimond Medical Publications, for her help in editing and expediting the publication of this book.

Asher Kimchi, M.D, FACC, FACP, FAHA







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