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As part of AHA 2002 Scientific Sessions,
McCormick Center , Chicago, IL

Sunday November 17, 2002

5:30 - 7:00 PM

AHA / NHLBI Workshop
on Cardiovascular
Interventional MRI

Image of Heart

Session Co-Chairs

Elliot R. McVeigh, Lab of Cardiac Energetics, NHLBI

Robert J. Lederman, Cardiovascular Branch, NHLBI




Rapid or "real -time"  MRI is now possible and can provide "fluoroscopic" guidance of therapeutic procedures.  We can expect a range of novel and exciting mechanical and biological applications to become available soon.  This workshop, aimed at clinicians and scientists, will provide an introduction to this rapidly emerging new field.


17:30    Welcome & Technical Overview of
        Interventional MRI

Elliot R. McVeigh, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

17:45    Myocardial Interventional Applications

Robert J. Lederman, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

18:00 Congenital & Valvular Interventional Applications

Oliver Weber, Department of Radiology,
University of California, San Francisco, CA

18:15 Vascular Interventional Applications

Harald Quick, Department of Radiology,
University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

18:30 Electrophysiological Applications

Henry Halperin, Division of Cardiology,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

18:45 Panel Discussion and Q&A

19:00 Conclude


Open to all Scientific Sessions registrants, look under "Clinical Sessions, Cardiovascular Seminars, Sunday November 17, 5:30pm"

For more information, e-mail:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute
Building 10, Room 2c713, MSC 1538
Bethesda, MD 20892-1538

Phone: 301-402-6769; Fax:  301-451-5451

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