/R E P E A T/ - The latest in cardiovascular science and practice: Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2007



    FREE MEDIA REGISTRATION OPEN

    - 4,000 delegates
    - The latest in cardiovascular science and practice

    OTTAWA, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    Who:     The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the
             Canadian Cardiovascular Society present the

    What:    Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2007

    Where:   Québec City Convention Centre

    When:    Sunday October 21 to Wednesday October 24, 2007
    

    - Tracking the genes for alcohol and tobacco use in Quebec families
    - A Canadian success story influencing heart surgery around the world

    PLUS:
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    Sunday
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    Getting to the heart of mountaineering medicine: Can a simple blood test
    tell who is at risk of developing altitude sickness - and who will reach
    the summit?
    Also: Why isn't obesity recognized and treated effectively? A world-
    renowned obesity expert speaks to the results of new international
    studies in obesity, and an effective new Canadian program, in the Heart
    and Stroke Foundation of Canada Lecture.

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    Monday
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    Does a poor night's sleep lead to a bad day in the operating room for
    heart surgeons? Find out if there is a yawning performance gap between
    heart surgeons who get seven hours or more of sleep and their sleep
    deprived colleagues.
    Also: The future is closer than you think - a robotic cardiac surgery
    pioneer looks at how technology will significantly alter the way
    cardiovascular medicine is practiced in the Canadian Cardiovascular
    Society Diamond Anniversary Lecture.

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    TUESDAY
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    Are children who have had heart surgery too fragile to get involved in
    vigorous sports? A Heart and Stroke Foundation study looks at the
    physical activity levels of these children - and at what's best for their
    hearts.
    Also: The latest on drug-eluting stents: the CCS/CAIC present their new
    position statement on drug-eluting stents and anti-platelet therapy.




For further information:

For further information: and free media registration,
www.cardiocongress.org; Jane-Diane Fraser, Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Canada, (613) 569-4361 ext 273, jfraser@hsf.ca; To book interviews, contact
Marie-Christine Garon, Massy-Forget Public Relations, (514) 842-2455 ext. 23,
mcgaron@mfrp.com


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