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
Edited by Stephan Gielen, Guy De Backer, Massimo Piepoli, and David Wood
Covering both principles and practice, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'state of the art' resource for both the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive, practical and extensively linked to practice guidelines and recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), it clearly connects the latest evidence base to strategies and proposals for the implementation of prevention in clinical practice.With a strong clinical focus the topics covered range from epidemiology and risk stratification through psychological factors, behaviour and motivation to secondary prevention, integrating hospital-based and community care for cardiovascular disease prevention and information on cardio-protective drugs. Case studies, clinical decision-making trees and drug tables with recommended doses and potential side-effects make it easier than ever to implement treatments in practice.Drawing together current knowledge and evidence, and examining all aspects of preventive cardiology in one succinct volume, The ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology is the ideal guide for the physician and allied health professional working to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in their daily practice.
Readership: Specialist cardiologists, general physicians, specialist nurses and allied health professionals.
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Edited by Catriona Jennings, Ian Graham, and Stephan Gielen
The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology is a 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology, it is an invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention. While acknowledging that cardiovascular disease prevention efforts must be complemented by societal and community based strategies, this handbook focuses on practical strategies that can be used in clinical settings. Concise and easily accessible, it guides readers through the patient and family pathway - from patient identification, recruitment of the patient and family, assessing lifestyle and risk factors, to managing lifestyle change, reducing risk factors, and compliance with cardio-protective drug therapies. Information on how to deliver a health promotion workshop programme and run a supervised exercise programme is also included. Previously published as Preventive Cardiology: A practical manual and now fully revised and updated and packed with checklists and diagrams, such as risk estimation charts, The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology helps health workers contribute in real and practical ways to the prevention of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This print edition of The ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology, Putting Prevention into Practice comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.
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Part 1. What is prevention and why do we need it? 1. Why do we need CVD prevention? 2. What is a high risk patient? 3. How to assess risk 4. Biomarkers in risk assessment 5. Imaging in risk assessment 6. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular risk 7. Priorities and targets Part 2. Practical aspects of prevention 8. Behavioural strategies to support and sustain lifestyle change 9. Engaging individuals, families and carers in prevention 10. Smoking cessation 11. Diet and weight: Major lifestyle challenges 12. Helping people to become more physically active 13. Blood pressure management 14. Lipid management 15. Blood glucose management 16. Drug therapies to reduce risk: Evidence and practicalities 17. Identifying and managing psychosocial factors 18. Putting educational strategies into practice Part 3. Setting up Preventive Cardiology Initiatives 19. The Global Care Pathway and how it works in practice 20. Examples of the initiatives in different care settings:Starting preventive and rehabilitative care in hospital 21. Examples of initiatives in different care settings:Community 22. Ensuring quality of interventions