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
- “My perspective and expectations as a young imager”: E. Reyes
suggest the necessity to adopt a way of imaging that parallels the needs
of our societies and the world in general; more accessibility, lower
costs, environmentally friendly practices, flexible working hours, which
can rarely offer by other medical specialities. A year on after the
publication of the guidelines and the views are widely divided. Although
there is no formal position statement from the cardiology community,
the justification for not embracing the recommendations/ for the lack of
colleagues and institution embracing the recommendations revolve around
shortage of experts, limited availability, costs of implementation,
qualification and certification, etc... Hence, this is the best time to
promote and consolidate the use of imaging.
- Tops and flops in nuclear Cardiology/cardiac CT and consequences for our current practice: Think tank round tables
In this session, participants were divided in several groups, in order
to discuss these topics: Merits and pitfalls of absolute flow
quantification, Stenosis assessment versus invasive, Working group and
political activities, Hybrid imaging, Risk stratification – rock solid
or still debatable, Tracer and translational research still strong or
Results of the round tables were presented in a plenary session, where the discussion was very exciting.
As a matter of fact, despite some merits were reached, some pitfalls are present.
For this reason the WG should be used for:
1. Dissemination (publications, scientific sessions etc) based on disease-oriented imaging instead of modality-driven imaging
2. Education in multimodality imaging at multilevel training: Cardiology residency, Post-specialty
3. Promotion of different levels of training: local, centers of
excellence , national (special training year within and/or outside
- Radiation: Concerns – too many or important principle: P. Kaufmann
pointed the attention on the measure that WG should take versus
radiation issue. As a matter of fact we need to provide solid data
versus radiation safety: by joining registries, by getting access to
large database (i.e.: Access National databases to identify patients
with medical imaging who died from cancer, data from registries on
radiation oncology patients to assess the rate of secondary tumours,
data registries on patients who underwent 131I thyroid treatment).
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