Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication


Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication


For Immediate Release


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Dick Hellner




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SHAPE Announces the Availability of Presentations from its Recent Task Force Meeting

 On May 10, the Shape II Task Force met to participate in scientific updates and to hear presentations by Matthew J. Budoff, MD and J. David Spence, MD

HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) May 27, 2013  The mission of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention & Eradication (SHAPE) is to eradicate heart attacks and stroke by championing new strategies for prevention while advancing the scientific quest for a cure.

To help fulfill its mission, SHAPE has embarked on a series of scientific conferences designed to maintain up-to-date awareness of novel devices and guidelines for early detection of heart attacks and stroke as well as updates to ongoing clinical trials.

On Friday, May 10, the task force met via web conference to hear presentations from some of SHAPE's world renowned scientists and clinician advisers and to discuss the following areas of interest:

• New data on noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis using coronary artery calcium scoring 
• New data on noninvasive imaging of atherosclerosis using CIMT 
• 3D carotid imaging & measurement of plaque volume and total plaque area 
• Coronary calcium scanning - implications of score progression risk

SHAPE intends to convene its task force quarterly and an announcement will be sent in late summer.

To view these talks, please click on the following link to access the Youtube file:;; 


Invited Faculty:

Arthur Agatston, M.D., John J. Badimon, Ph.D., Daniel Berman, M.D., Roger Blumenthal, M.D., Matthew Budoff, M.D., Jay N. Cohn, M.D., Michael Davidson, M.D., James E. Ehrlich, M.D., Raimund Erbel, M.D., Erling Falk, M.D., Ph.D., Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D., Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D., Steve Feinstein, M.D., Jeffrey Fine, Ph.D., Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Craig J. Hartley, Ph.D., Harvey S. Hecht, M.D., Howard Hodis, M.D., Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, Ph.D., Sanjay Kaul, M.D., Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., Daniel M. Lane, M.D., Ph.D., Roxana Mehran, M.D., Morteza Naghavi, M.D., Tasneem Naqvi, M.D., Jagat Narula, M.D., Khurram Nasir, M.D., Paolo Raggi, M.D., John A. Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., George P. Rodgers, M.D., James HF Rudd Ph.D., Robert S. Schwartz, M.D., PK Shah, M.D., Leslee J Shaw, Ph.D., Henrik Sillesen, MD, DMSc., J. David Spence, M.D., H. Robert Superko, M.D., Allen Taylor, M.D., PJ Touboul, M.D.



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