Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to dissemintate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our goal is to reduce the burden in cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
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
Prof. Jose Luis Lopez-Sendon,
Two clinical cases were presented and discussed with the audience.
The first patient, presented by Marco Metra (Brescia, IT), was a 66 year old man with chronic ischemic heart failure acutely decompensated presenting several episodes of acute pulmonary oedema. The patient had a previous history of myocardial infarction (various episodes) with multiple revascularisation procedures. The discussion focused mostly on the need for mechanical LV assist support and mitral valve surgery, as severe mitral valve regurgitation was identified. The second case, presented by Alex Mebazaa was an 86 year old man with chronic heart failure admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and hypotension. As the patient auscultation and chest X Ray were normal, the discussion focused on identifying possible reasons for his hypotension and low cardiac output; pulmonary embolism was evoked as the possible cause for the symptoms. The heart failure guidelines were reviewed at the end of the session, focusing on the main problems in both patients:
Management of acute heart failure