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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
Publication Date: 2015
Chairperson: Yehuda Adler and Philippe Charron
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction and overview of aetiologies in pericardial syndromes.
2. Pericardial syndromes
2.1 Acute pericarditis...
2.2 Recurrent pericarditis..
2.3 Pericarditis with myocardial involvement (Myopericarditis)
2.4 Pericardial effusion
2.5 Cardiac tamponade..
2.6 Constrictive pericarditis
3. Multimodality imaging and diagnostic work-up
3.1 Multimodality imaging
3.2 General diagnostic work-up
4. Specific pericardial syndromes
4.1 Viral pericarditis
4.2 Bacterial pericarditis.
4.2.1 Tuberculous pericarditis
4.2.2. Purulent pericarditis.
4.3 Pericarditis in renal failure
4.4. Pericardial involvement in systemic autoimmune & autoinflammatory diseases.
4.5 Post-cardiac injury syndromes.
4.6 Traumatic pericardial effusion and haemopericardium.
4.7 Pericardial involvement in neoplastic disease
4.8 Other forms of pericardial disease
4.8.1 Radiation pericarditis
4.8.3 Drug-related pericarditis and pericardial effusion.
4.8.4 Pericardial effusion in metabolic and endocrine disorders
4.8.5 Pericardial involvement in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
4.8.6 Pericardial cysts.
5. Age and gender issues in pericardial diseases
5.1 Paediatric setting
5.2 Pregnancy, lactation and reproductive issues
5.3 The elderly
6. Interventional pericardiology and surgery
6.1 Pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage
6.2 Surgery for pericardial diseases
Abridged version on Pericardial Diseases