Preliminary Program

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Physical Activity and Heart Diseases
Sessions Description: Join our educational course of world-renowned faculty experts. These highly practical sessions will address eligibility and disqualification criteria for trained competitive athletes with heart abnormalities based on the updated 2015 AHA/ACC Scientific Statement. These will include the impact of sports participation on arrhythmic risk, new conditions associated with sudden cardiac death, new data supporting liberalization of restrictions (long QT syndrome, pacemakers and ICDs), and the fact that increasing numbers of athletes with treated congenital heart lesions and cardiomyopathies compete. Data will be presented by well-known expertsTarget audience: This course is designed to meet the educational needs of sport physicians, general practitioners and family physicians, military physicians and internists and certainly specialists in cardiac arrhythmias.
08:30-10:00 Session # 1: ECG in Athletes and Heart Adaptation to ExerciseSession Description: The session will discuss the effect of exercise on the heart and the new guidelines for sport participation for individuals with various heart conditions.
Chairs: Rami Fogelman, Israel, Sami Viskin, IsraelECG Screening in Young Patients: Health Policy, Cost Effectiveness and Bayesian Considerations. George F. Van Hare, USA, Richard A. Friedman, NY,USA
08:30-08:50 ECG Screening in Young Patients: Health Policy, Cost Effectiveness and Bayesian Considerations George F. Van Hare, USA
08:50-09:10 Heart Adaptation to Exercise – Gender Differences TBA
09:10-09:30 Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities – 2015 Update  Richard A. Friedman, NY, USA
09:30-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break and Visit at the Exhibition & Posters
10:20-11:50 Session # 2: Life Threatening Events During Exercise
Session Description: The session will discuss various causes of sudden death during sport activities and how to reduce their risk.
Chairs: Yoni Yarom, Israel, Dudu Dagan, IDF
Differential Diagnosis of Life Threatening Events During Marathon. Sami Viskin, Israel
10:20-10:40 Differential Diagnosis of Life Threatening Events During Marathon Pini Halperin, Israel
10:40-11:00 Exercise Induced Heat Stroke Dalya Navot-Mintzer, Israel
11:00-11:20 Thromboembolic Events and Pulmonary Embolism in Athletes  Jonathan Rieck, Israel
10:20-11:40 The Risk of Myocarditis in Athletes TBA
11:40-12:00 Discussion. Faculty and Audience
11:50-12:10 Coffee Break and Visit at the Exhibition & Posters
12:10-13:40 Session # 3: Physical Activity and Heart Abnormalities
Session Description: The session will discuss the safety or risk of exercise/sports participation in persons with heart diseases.
Chairs: Andrei Keren, Israel, Gal Dubnov-Raz, Israel, Marfan Syndrome and Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Jonathan Buber, Israel
12:10-12:25 Marfan Syndrome and Bicuspid Aortic Valve Jonathan Buber, Israel
12:25-12:40 Right Ventricle: Exercise-induced RV Dysfunction and Arrhythmogenic RV Cardiomyopathy in Athletes. Nature or Nurture? TBA
12:40-12:55 Early Repolarization Syndromes in Athletes Raphael Rosso, Israel
12:55-13:10 Sudden Cardiac Death in the Family Joel A. Kirsh, Canada
13:10-13:25 Ventricular Premature Contractions in an Athlete Ronn E. Tanel, USA
13:25-13:40 Panel Discussion: Eligibility for Physical Activity/Sport Participation for Subjects with Organic and Electrical Heart Abnormalities
13:40-14:30 Lunch
14:40-15:40 Session # 4: “Would You Clear the Patient with the Following ECG?” Session Description: Case Presentations.
Chairs: Naama Constantini, Israel, Michael Glikson, Israel
Presenters: Gal Dubnov-Raz, Israel, Dalya Navot, Israel, Shirit Kazum, Israel, Tsafrir Or, Israel, Idit Shub / Yoni Yarom, Israel
Discussants: George F. Van Hare, USA, McKenna Ronn E. Tanel, USA
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break and Visit at the Exhibition & Posters
16:00-17:30 Meet the Experts: Autonomic Disturbances in Young and Athletes – Advances in Management
Session Description: This session will review the recognition and management syncope, postural tachycardia syndrome and inappropriate sinus tachycardia in special population such as adolescents and athletes.
Moderators: Brian Olshansky, USA, Arie Militianu, Israel or Nemer Samniah, Israel
Faculty: Robert M. Gow, Canada, Blair P. Grubb, USA, Samuel Levy, France,
Antonio Raviele, Italy, Ronn E. Tanel, USAWill be discussed:

  • Syncope in Adolescents, Adults and Athletes
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Young (POTS)
  • Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IAST)