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Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our goal is to reduce the burden in cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Promoting excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our Mission is "to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death"
To improve quality of life and logevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
Working Groups goals is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
ESC Councils goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Cor De Wit
Dr Yla-Hertuala outlined that vasa vasorum send vessels into the plaque and suggested that in the plaque angiogenesis takes place; the amount of which probably relates to plaque growing and plaque size. In the plaque VEGF receptors were present and a positive correlation of intima/media ratio and capillary numbers were found. In the second talk a new technique was introduced which allows observation of vasa vasorum and probably also quantifies them. Dr Feinstein demonstrated that in a semiquantitative manner it is possible to quatify vasa vasorum using doppler and to correlate these data to the stage of the disease. Dr Daemen pointed out that new vasa vasorum are very leaky and that rupture therein may contribute to plaque growth. Leakiness is related to the absence of EC junctions and is observed within the plaque hypoxia especially in macrophages.
Vasa vasorum: involvement in atherosclerosis. From bench to bedside
This congress report accompanies a presentation given at the ESC Congress 2009. Written by the author himself/herself, this report does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Society of Cardiology.