Chicago, USA, April 2, 2016

In yet another landmark meeting where thousands of the world's cardiovascular and medical professionals and allied specialists came together to get the cutting-edge science and practice-changing updates in cardiovascular care, two renowned Filipino cardiologists were among the distinguished faculty during the 65th Annual Scientific Session and Expo of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Maribeth delos Santos and Dr. Maria Teresa Abola presented their local experience in the management of peripheral vascular diseases during the sessions on Vascular Pathology: International Perspectives from the Philippine Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Delos Santos, the Chief of the Training Division of the Philippine Heart Center Department of Education, Training and Research, delivered her talk entitled “Surgical Outcomes of Aortic Dissection: Philippine Heart Center Experience 2006-2015”.

Abola, a past President of the Philippine Heart Association, gave her talk on “Takayasu Arteritis: Patient Profile and Outcomes”.

They were joined by two other speakers from Indonesia, Iwan Dakota who shared his experience on “TEVAR Procedures for Aortic Dissection: Indonesia Perspective”, and Doni Firman who talked on “Microvascular Obstruction in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Indonesian Data”.

The forum was moderated by Dr. Aaron Kugelmass of the ACC, Dr. Alex Junia, president of the PHA, and Dr. Sunarya Soerianata of Indonesia.