Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate 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 is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of 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.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The 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. Thor Edvardsen,
View the Slides from this session in ESC Congress 365
A symposium on Sunday afternoon was organized by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and dedicated to recent and upcoming recommendations from EACVI.
The first presentation was from Assoc Prof Aleksandar N. Neskovic from Belgrade, Serbia. He talked about practical definitions of echocardiography and how to distinguish a full and comprehensive echo from a more problem-oriented focus cardiac ultrasound examination (FoCUS). FoCUS has become more and more popular among non-cardiologists the last few years. Dr Neskovic, however, underscored the need for specific education and training in FoCUS in order to fully utilize advantages and minimize drawbacks of this type of cardiac ultrasound examination in the critically ill patients. For the benefit of the patients, he encouraged any medical professional, sufficiently trained to obtain valuable information from FoCUS, to use it in emergency settings.
The next speaker was Prof Nuno Cardim (Lisbon, PT). He is chairing the upcoming EACV recommendation document on multi-imaging evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is the most common inherited cardiomyopathy and potentially dangererous for patients. He recommended a yearly follow-up echo of most stable patients and one contrast CMR at the time of diagnosis.
The pericardium and its imaging evaluation can be challenging. Assoc Prof Bernard Cosyns (Brussels, BE) guided us through some difficult diagnoses, and demonstrated how and when we should use the different imaging modalities to obtain a best possible diagnosis.
Dr Madalina Garbi (London, GB) explored whether we need an “appropriateness criteria” for the use of imaging. She presented why such a criteria would be beneficial and how they could help the cardiologists and patients to obtain more detailed clinical decisions without under- and over-use of imaging exams
EACVI recommendations and statement: what's new?
© 2017 European Society of Cardiology. All rights reserved