American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference to Kick Off in Dubai

ACC will partner with the Emirates Cardiac Society to present new scientific research

Contact: Sam Roth,, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (Oct 16, 2017) -

The American College of Cardiology will host the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017 in Dubai from October 19-21, 2017, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the Middle East.

The conference will provide a platform for cardiovascular professionals to increase their knowledge on key topics such as heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, cardiovascular disease prevention and more.

“By partnering with the Emirates Cardiac Society and American College of Cardiology international chapters, the ACC can reach new communities and expand our collaboration in leading international scientific research,” said Conference Co-Chair, ACC Past President and Chair of Cardiology at Houston Methodist William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC. “The conference will feature original, educational content to better equip the needs of cardiologists throughout the region.”

ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, ACC Board of Trustees member Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, and Franz Messerli, MD, FACC, professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Health in New York, will join the conference as plenary speakers.

The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. To receive embargoed copies of these abstracts or to speak to study authors, contact Sam Roth at All posters are embargoed until Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at 8 a.m. GST/12 a.m. ET.

  • Better cardiovascular outcomes of combined specific Indian yoga and aerobic exercise in obese coronary patients with type 2 diabetes
  • A survey of coping strategies with stress in patients with acute myocardial infarction and individuals without a history of fixed myocardial infarction
  • Persistent smoking rate after coronary revascularization and factors related to smoking cessation
  • Burden of Heart Failure in Saudi Arabia – Results from a Cross-sectional Survey
  • The Prevalence of Undiagnosed Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adults Aged 20-40: A Cross-sectional Study in 2016 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Prevention of Adult Cardiovascular Diseases in Emirati Children – A Preliminary Report

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