On behalf of the organizing
committee, it is our pleasure to invite and
welcome you to Tehran, Iran for the 19th
Congress of the Iranian Heart Association, to be
held on Feb. 25-28, 2014.
formerly known as Persia, is the cradle
of civilization and culture. Tehran is the
capital of Iran and the
center of Tehran Province. The
origin of the name Tehran is unknown, however
the word “Tehran” means warm mountain slope.
Tehran is at the foot of the Alborz
mountain range and is the largest
city in the Middle East and
today, replaces Ray, the
ancient capital of Iran destroyed by the
Mongols in 1220 A.D., the ruins of which
can be seen 6 km south of Tehran. This
vast city, with a population of over 15
million, ranks as one of the world’s largest
capitals. Many historic sites can be admired in
Tehran, the most famous of which are the palaces
of Sadabad, Niavaran, Sahebqaranyyeh and
Golestan, the mosque of Seyyed Azizollah, the
great Bazar of Tehran and a multitude
of museums, as well as the modern Milad Tower.
Leisure and sport resorts around
Tehran include Abali, Dizin, Gajereh and
Shemshak ski stations, and the slopes of Darband
year’s congress is sure to provide an overview
of the latest research and developments in the
vast field of cardiovascular medicine,
particularly in coronary artery disease, heart
failure, interventional cardiology,
electrophysiology, echocardiography, congenital
heart disease, imaging and cardiac surgery.
distinguished and outstanding colleagues have
joined the faculty and will take part in the
congress. Peer-reviewed presentations will take
the form of plenary sessions, symposia, and
poster sessions. State of the art presentations
in panel sessions, meet the experts sessions,
and open discussions will provide a forum for
optimal benefit for the participants.
like to express our sincere gratitude to the
dedicated staff of the organizing committee and
scientific committee for their untiring effort
in helping to make this major scientific event
possible, and to the pharmaceutical and medical
device manufacturing industries for their kind
and generous support.
certain that you will enjoy this congress and
meeting with your colleagues from all across the
world, and we hope that you have a truly
memorable time in the beautiful and historic
city of Tehran.
Noohi, MD, FACC, FESC
M. Mehdi Peighambari, MD, FESC