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16 Working Groups to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology

10/12/2010 00:00:00
eLearning, professional unity and accreditation among new ESC President’s top priorities

Fausto Pinto, who became President of the ESC today, says plans to strengthen the accreditation systems in cardiology, the ESC eLearning platform and the role of the Society in Brussels will be high on his agenda:  'Why should patients accept treatment by doctors unless they’ve the confidence in knowing they’ve achieved pre-defined levels of proficiency.'

New ESC Guidelines on pulmonary embolism

ESC Guidelines on the management of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) have been released during this congress and provide clinicians with a user-friendly summary of current evidence in the field. There are essentially three important changes in their clinical recommendations.

ESC Guidelines in aortic diseases: an impact on medical care ‘well beyond cardiology’

The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases is the first European document to address comprehensively the acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in adult patients. It fills the gap between multiple ESC Guidelines on different heart conditions and on peripheral artery diseases published in 2011.

New ESC Guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are presented for the first time at this congress. The guidelines underscore the multidisciplinary approach to the disease, including imaging, genetics, percutaneous and surgical interventions, device implantations, and pharmacology.

ESC Guidelines on myocardial revascularisation

Myocardial revascularisation – by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical placement of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) – is one of the most important treatment principles in cardiology. However, both the identification of patients who require revascularisation and selection of the method to achieve restored blood flow must be carefully performed in order to maximise benefit and avoid procedures that do more harm than good.  Read more