MALT 2015




9:00 - 9:05   Welcome

9:05 - 10:30   Non-invasive quantification of atrial activation

chair: Uli Schotten (Maastricht University)

chair: Lukas Kappenberger (Université de Lausanne)

1. Theo Lankveld, Stef Zeemering, Daniel Scherr, Cees de Vos, Ione Limantoro, Michel Haïssaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Harry Crijns, Uli Schotten
ECG-derived AF complexity parameters predict AF rhythm control success but different populations might need different parameters
2. Jesús Álvarez-García, Albert Massó-Van Roessel, Diego Goldwasser, Miquel Vives-Borrás, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, J. Manuel Durán Guerrero, Daniel Fernández-Bergés Gurrea, Antoni Bayés de Luna, Joan Cinca
The ECG atrial activity in patients with heart failure
3. Maddalena Valinoti, Graziano V. Lozupone, Paolo Sabbatani, Roberto Mantovan, Stefano Severi, Cristiana Corsi
Mechanisms of AF: work in progress on the link between electrical patterns and structural remodeling

coffee break

11:00 - 12:30   Sudden cardiac death syndromes

chair: Angelo Auricchio (CCMC; Cardiocentro Ticino)

chair: Antonio Bayés de Luna (Fundació Investigació Cardiovascular)

1. Giulio Conte, Boris Adjibodou, Maria Luce Caputo, François Regoli, Tiziano Moccetti, Angelo Auricchio
Very long-term follow-up of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to idiopathic ventricular fibrillation: a single-centre experience
2. Marina Demidova, Pyotr G. Platonov
Ventricular fibrillation in acute ischemia: ECG predictors and prognostic impact
3. Veronique M. F. Meijborg, Mark Potse, Chantal E. Conrath, Charly N. W. Belterman, Jacques M. T. de Bakker, Ruben Coronel
Inferolateral J waves are caused by regional conduction slowing

on-site lunch

14:00 - 15:00   Methods for segmentation and model construction

chair: Enrico Caiani (Politecnico di Milano)

chair: Rolf Krause (CCMC; Università della Svizzera italiana)

1. Ahmed Al-Agamy, Rashed Karim, Aruna Arujana, James L. Harrison, Streven E. WIlliams, Kawal S. Rhode, Hans van Assen
Statistical Model of Catheter Ablation Targets for Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
2. Concetta Piazzese, Maria Chiara Carminati, Rolf Krause, Mark Potse, Mauro Pepi, Enrico G. Caiani
Evaluation of different statistical shape models for segmentation of the left ventricle from magnetic resonance images

coffee break

15:15 - 17:30   Ventricular hypertrophy

chair: Ljuba Bacharova (ILC & Comenius University, Bratislava)

chair: Martin Ugander (Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden)

1. Martin Ugander
State of the art of myocardial tissue characterization by cardiac magnetic resonance.
2. Siri Sjöberg, Frida Sundh, Todd Schlegel, Charles Maynard, Andreas Rück, Galen Wagner, Martin Ugander
ECG Left ventricular hypertrophy criteria and echocardiographic mass in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
3. Ljuba Bacharova, Vavrinec Szathmary, Anton Mateasik
The effect of midwall conduction velocity slowing on the QRS pattern.
4. Jana Svehlikova, Jan Zelinka, Milan Tysler, Ljuba Bacharova
Changes in activation wavefront in dependence on propagation velocity. Simulation study.
5. Marjolein de Jongh, Vivian Kamphuis, Sumche Man, Arie C. Maan, Hubert W. Vliegen, Cees A. Swenne
Electrocardiographic detection and monitoring of pulmonary hypertension.

19:15 - 22:00 dinner


9:00 - 10:30   Dyssynchrony and resynchronisation

chair: Frits Prinzen (Maastricht University)

chair: Niels Risum (Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark)

1. Carlos Sánchez, Mark Potse, François Regoli, Maria Luce Caputo, Giulio Conte, Tiziano Moccetti, Enrico Caiani, Frits W. Prinzen, Rolf Krause, Angelo Auricchio
Multiscale sensitivity analysis in patient-specific models of interventricular conduction disturbances
2. Elien B. Engels, Thomas T. Poels, Patrick Houthuizen, Peter de Jaegere, Kevin Vernooy, Frits W. Prinzen
Electrical remodeling in patients with iatrogenic left bundle branch block is detrimental
3. Irene P. M. Leeters, Ashlee Davis, Robbert Zusterzeel, Brett Atwater, Niels Risum, Peter Søgaard, Igor Klem, Galen S. Wagner, Anton P. M. Gorgels, Joseph A. Kisslo
Left Ventricular Regional Contraction Abnormalities by Echocardiographic Speckle Tracking in Combined Right Bundle Branch with Left Anterior Fascicular Block Compared to Left Bundle Branch Block

coffee break

11:00 - 12:30   Dyssynchrony and resynchronisation (continued)

4. Iris A. H. ter Horst, S. C. Wijers, M. D. Bogaard, H. J. Ritsema van Eck, J. A. Kors, P. A. F. Doevendans, M. Meine, M. A. Vos
Acute, short and long term `reverse' electrical remodeling after biventricular pacing in patients with CRT
5. Laura G. J. Hannink, Galen S. Wagner, Joseph Kisslo, Fawaz Abdulaziz M. Alenezi, Linda Shaw, Paul Hofmann, Robbert Zusterzeel, Matthew Pheland, Eric J. Velazquez, Anton P. M. Gorgels
Influence of QRS Infarct Score and QRS Duration prior to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Follow-up Left Ventricular End Systolic Volume in Patients with New Persistent Left Bundle Branch Block
6. Salvatore Saporito, Patrick Houthuizen, Jean-Paul Aben, Hans C. van Assen, Massimo Mischi
Approaches for the quantification of left ventricular dyssynchrony by magnetic resonance imaging

on-site lunch

14:00 - 15:30   Computer modeling

chair: Mark Potse (CCMC; Università della Svizzera italiana)

1. Siri Kallhovd, Joakim Sundnes, Sam Wall
Significance of passive material parameters in mechanical models of the heart
2. Henrik N. Finsberg, Gabriel Balaban, Joakim Sundnes, Hans Henrik Odland, Marie Rognes, Samuel T. Wall
Mechanical Imaging of Dynamic Patient Stress Patterns
3. Marco Favino, Daniel Ruprecht, Mathias Winkel, Rolf Krause
Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of cardiac mechanics: an implementation in the MOOSE framework

coffee break

15:45 - 17:30   Ischemia and infarction

chair: Cees Swenne (Leiden University Medical Center)

chair: Galen Wagner (Duke University)

1. Vivian P. Kamphuis, Galen S. Wagner, Olle Pahlm, Sumche Man, Charles W. Olson, Ljuba Bacharova, Cees A. Swenne
Comparison of model-based and expert-rule based electrocardiographic identification of the culprit artery in patients with acute coronary syndrome
2. Daniele Rovai, Alessia Gimelli, Michele Coceani, Francesco Sbrana, Gabriele Masini, Giuseppe Rossi
Electrocardiographic T wave abnormalities identify patients with previous lateral wall myocardial infarction and circumflex artery disease
3. Sumche Man, C. Cato ter Haar, Arie C. Maan, Martin J. Schalij, Cees Swenne
STEMI classification in acute ischemia: dependence on the position of the ST deviation measurement relative to the J point
4. C. Cato ter Haar, Sumche Man, Arie C. Maan, Martin J. Schalij, Cees Swenne
How to interpret ST deviations in serial vectorcardiographic ischemia detection?
5. Viktor Elmberg, Olle Pahlm, Galen Wagner, Jakob Almer, Christian J. Terkelsen, Henrik Engblom, and Michael Ringborn
Measurement of Terminal QRS complex delay to estimate the severity of acute myocardial ischemia

19:30 - 22:30 dinner