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Preventive cardiology, sports cardiology and exercise based rehabilitation – from set-up to new frontiers

A practical approach to cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programmes

Add to calendar09/11/20150:00 13/11/20150:00 Europe/Paris Preventive cardiology, sports cardiology and exercise based rehabilitation – from set-up to new frontiers

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of coronary patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure.

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Summary

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of coronary patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure.

Courses are organised together with the Heart Failure Association (HFA).  

Course objectives

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of coronary patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure.

Secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation programmes have the potential to impact this, however in most European countries, less than 50% of cardiac patients attend these programmes.

There is a clear need to improve the situation by increasing the number of modern preventive cardiology programmes, facilitating the access to these programmes, and tailoring these programmes to the requirements of the patients.

Educational objectives

  • Learn to set up and run a modern preventive cardiology programme, including exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in different target populations
  • Learn how to implement a multidisciplinary approach (exercise prescription, optimal medical therapy, smoking cessation, nutrition and psychosocial counselling)
  • Special focus on:
    • exercise testing and training
    • sports cardiology and sports in patients with cardiac diseases
    • exercise training and long-term management in heart failure patients
    • new frontiers and alternative concepts in secondary prevention

HFA Course Directors:

  • Massimo F. Piepoli (Piacenza, I)
  • Piotr Ponikowski (Wroclaw, PL)

EACPR Local Organiser

  • Jean-Paul Schmid (Bern, CH)
  • Matthias Wilhelm (Bern, CH)

Registration & Accommodation

 Find out more and register

Programme

  • Part I: How to set-up a cardiac rehabilitation program
    9-10 November 2015
  • Part II: Sports Cardiology
    11 November 2015
  • Part III: Exercise Training and Long Term Management in Heart Failure Patients
    12 - 13 November 2015 (more information on the HFA course webpage)

Download the brochure

Missed the previous Cardiac Rehabilitation Courses?

We were very pleased to welcome 140 participants from over 25 countries to these state-of-the-art lectures, plenary discussions and live demonstrations.

View the webcasts:

Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention as integrated components of cardiac care l H. Saner
Cardiovascular response to acute exercise, training and detraining l M. Wilhelm