We would like to acknowledge the following companies for contributing their financial support and educational exhibits to this congress:


One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA
Tel: 1-805-447-1000

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.



175 Crossing Blvd, Suite 100
Framingham, MA 01702, USA
Tel: 508 877 8711
Fax: 508 877 8707

Boston Heart Diagnostics is a heart health management company providing integrated diagnostic and patient management solutions that are advancing cardiovascular disease risk assessment, monitoring and treatment. Our goal is to predict, prevent, manage and reverse cardiovascular disease by vastly improving patient assessment and management. Our unique approach, which includes proprietary tests and the application of cardio-informatics unlocks information not available through any other laboratory.


1600 JFK Blvd, Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA, 19103, USA
Tel: 215 239 3491
Fax: 215 239 3694

Email: j.francis@elsevier.com

Elsevier is a leading publisher of health science publications, advancing medicine by delivering superior reference information and decision support tools to doctors, nurses, health practitioners and students. With an extensive media spectrum – print, online and handheld, we are able to supply the information you need in the most convenient format.


Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Tel: (301) 990-0030; (800) 562-3974 toll free
Fax: (301) 212-8647

Established in 1964, Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a total healthcare company. In keeping with its corporate philosophy of “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide”, it aims to treat illness and sustain day-to-day well-being. With a pharmaceutical business that provides breakthrough treatments for patients around the world, and a nutraceutical business that helps healthy people get even healthier, Otsuka Pharmaceutical researches, develops, produces and sells highly innovative and creative products.



6035 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA
Tel: 925-847-8600

Thoratec Corporation is a world leader in therapies to address advanced-stage heart failure. The company’s products include the HeartMate® LVAS and Thoratec® VAD with more than 18,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure.

Affiliated with


    international academy of cardiology

Endorsed by