5th Symposium TECAM – abstracts

OPENING SPECIAL LECTURES
Pioneers in cardiology: from heart transplant to tissue engineering. Magdi Yacoub ico_video ico_doc
Biotechnology in left ventricular dysfunction. Valentin Fuster ico_video ico_doc
From bench to bedside on stem cell therapy for heart repair and vice versa: do we need a new consensus? John Martin ico_video ico_doc
WHAT’S NEW?
On embryonic Stem cells? André Terzic ico_video ico_zip
On adult stem cells? Jozef Bartunek ico_video ico_doc
On cell processing and mobilization? Stefanie Dimmeler ico_video ico_doc
On heart tissue engineering? Doris Taylor ico_video ico_zip
On cell homing and tracking? Dara Kraitchman ico_video ico_zip
On clinical scenarios and clinical trials? Stefan Janssens ico_video ico_doc
On routes of administration? Nabil Dib ico_video ico_zip
CONTROVERSY
Stem cell mechanisms of action: transdifferentiation vs. others.  ico_video ico_doc
Transdifferentiation. Bernardo Nadal ico_video ico_zip
Others. Helmut Drexler    
Bone marrow stem cell therapy improves outcomes after STEMI.  ico_video ico_doc
Efficacy. Andreas Zeiher ico_video ico_doc
Non-efficacy. Ketil Lunde ico_video ico_zip
SPECIAL THEMED SESSION: ALTERNATIVES AND COMPLEMENREPLACEMENT OF THE HEART.
Ventricular assistance combined with biological therapies for the reeversal of heart failure. Myth or reality? Emma Birks,Magdi Yacoub ico_video ico_doc
Ventricular assistance as destination therapy or as a bridge to heart transplantation. Does the frontier really exist? Roland Hetzer ico_video ico_zip
Total mechanical replacement of the heart. Feasibility, performance and future. O.H. Frazier    
Feasibility of biventricular pacing in patients with recent myocardial infarction: impact on ventricular remodeling. E. S. Chung ico_video ico_doc
KEYNOTE SESSION
Making a heart. Lessons from developmental cardiology. A.C. Gittenberger ico_video ico_doc
Immunity barriers to save before jumping to allogeneceity of stem cell therapy. Dominique Charron ico_video ico_doc
Reverse remodelling during mechanical unloading of the left ventricle. J.N. Nanas ico_video ico_doc
Cardiac stem cell therapy. The puzzle waits to be solved. The role of networking approach. Robert Simari