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CRF physicians and fellows to present abstracts at ACC.16

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

New York, NY - March 29, 2016 - Physicians and fellows from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will be presenting abstracts at the American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session taking place April 2-4, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. They will be sharing the latest data on drug-eluting stents, imaging technologies, dual antiplatelet therapy, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and bioresorbable vascular scaffolds.

CRF will also host a satellite program on complex PCI prior to the start of ACC on Friday, April 1, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM called CHIP: The Interventional Toolbox for Complex Higher-Risk (and Indicated) Patients at the Loews Chicago Hotel (Wright Ballroom, First Floor). Presentations will address treatment of left main disease, chronic total occlusions, long lesions, bifurcation lesions, "small vessels," and saphenous vein grafts. Expert faculty will offer insights into selecting devices and patients, optimizing technique, and overcoming difficult anatomy. The latest clinical data and guidelines for complex, higher-risk procedures will also be reviewed.

CRF physicians are world-renowned experts in the field of interventional cardiology. Gregg W. Stone, MD, Co-Director of Medical Research and Education at CRF, will be presenting an oral abstract on bioresorbable vascular scaffolds on Sunday, April 3 at ACC. Dr. Stone is also Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Philippe Généreux, MD, Director of the Angiographic Core Laboratory at the CRF Clinical Trials Center, and Yanping Cheng, MD, Assistant Director, Cardiovascular Imaging at the CRF Skirball Center for Innovation, will also be presenting poster abstracts at ACC. CRF physician presentations include:

Early Aortic Valve Replacement Versus a Conservative Strategy for Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis: Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
Philippe Généreux
Saturday, April 2, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Outcomes of the ABSORB Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in Very Small and Not Very Small Coronary Arteries: The ABSORB III Randomized Trial
Gregg W. Stone
Sunday, April 3, 9:15 - 9:27 AM; Room S104

A Novel Thin-Strut Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffold: Preclinical Evaluation in Porcine Coronary Arteries up to 6 Months
Yanping Cheng
Monday, April 4, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

As part of its commitment to mentoring the next generation of researchers, CRF teaches and develops interventional cardiology fellows from all over the world through its prestigious fellowship program. Poster abstracts from CRF fellows include:

Etiology, Timing and Impact of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Discontinuation After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation: Insights From the ADAPT-DES Study
Daniel Musikantow
Saturday, April 2, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Morphological Characteristics in Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease, but With Angiographically Non-Obstructive Lesions
Myong Hwa Yamamoto
Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Mechanisms and Patterns of In-Stent Restenosis Among Bare-Metal and 1st and 2nd Generation Drug-Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
Lei Song
Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Increased Lipid-Rich Plaque but Not Greater Plaque Burden in Myocardial Infarction Lesions: The COLOR Registry
Cheolmin Lee
Sunday, April 3, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Relationship Between Vessel Size, Platelet Reactivity, and Stent Thrombosis After Drug-Eluting Stent Percutaneous Coronary Artery Intervention
Bjorn Redfors
Sunday, April 3, 3:45 - 4:30 PM; Poster Area, South Hall A1

Plaque Characterization Informs the Risk of Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction During PCI: The COLOR Registry
Wenbin Zhang
Monday, April 4, 9:45 - 10:30 AM; Poster Area, South Hall A1


To learn more about CRF's research and educational programs at ACC.16, visit Booth 19029 (Level 3, South Hall).

About CRF

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. For more information, visit

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