"We are especially grateful to Hyla for her unstinting support of our work at the MMRL
and especially her very personal interest in the Brugada Syndrome about which so much is still to be learned", he said
The Al-Rajhi consortium has won the SR6.79 billion contract for the civil works of MMRL or Haramain Railway project that will link the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with the business and port city of Jeddah.
Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry said the MMRL with high-speed trains would be an ideal solution to transportation problems faced by millions of pilgrims each year.
The national vaccination coverage objectives set by the Cll for 1996 are 90% for DTP3, MMRL
, OPV3, and HIB3, and 70% for HepB3 (1) at the second birthday.
MMRL scientists discovered the mechanism underlying this syndrome in the late 1980's before it was actually discovered in humans and have continued to play a pioneering role in defining the genetic basis and approach to therapy.
Scientists at the MMRL played a key role in the discovery of this syndrome, demonstrating a decade ago that an early repolarization pattern in the electrocardiogram (ECG) is not always benign, as once thought, but can lead to life-threatening arrhythmias.
Antzelevitch also presented the MMRL
's findings concerning an innovative new treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF).
The MMRL includes the construction of 450 km of high-speed electrified railway lines between Jeddah and Makkah and between Jeddah and Madinah.
Abdul Aziz Al-Hoqail, president of the SRO, said the MMRL project would ensure secure and speedy transportation for pilgrims as well as local passengers between the two holy cities.
The lecture titled, "J Wave Syndromes from Cell to Bedside" dealt with two inherited sudden death syndromes in which the MMRL has served a pioneering role.
Antzelevitch was also invited to present a lecture dealing with the MMRL's recent exciting discovery that the combination of two pharmaceutical ranolazine and dronedarone causes a synergistic atrial-selective effect on sodium channels in the heart, leading to 90% suppression of the development of atrial fibrillation.
One of the sessions was dedicated to Brugada Syndrome, which was first described 20 years ago and one in which the MMRL
has played a pioneering role.