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
Proposers and Seconders
Vision Statement l CV “The origin
The nucleus of the Sports Cardiology section had its origin at the Course in Sports Cardiology, organized by initiative of Dr Alessandro Biffi, and held in the Heart House of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in September 2001. The course raised such an intense interest among the attendees, representing 18 European countries, that the decision was taken to initiate an international cooperative work in this area. In August 2002, the Study Group of Sports Cardiology was founded by Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado, Hans Bjornstad and Luc Vanhees during the ESC scientific meeting in Vienna, and officially recognized within the Working Group on Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation of the ESC, chaired by Hans Bjornstad.
The mission of the section of Sports Cardiology is to promote research and share knowledge in the field of cardiovascular (CV) medicine applied to exercise and sport. The field of “Sports Cardiology” includes, although is not limited to, the physiologic CV adaptations induced by exercise training and sport participation, as well as the impact of sport activities on the clinical course and outcome of patients with a spectrum of CV diseases. Indeed, aim of the section of Sports Cardiology is to provide the most prudent and scientifically proved recommendations for prevention of adverse CV events induced by sport participation in individuals with (even concealed) CV disease, as well as the most appropriate strategies to implement safe physical activity in individuals without known CV disease.
The section of Sports Cardiology has already published in the European Heart Journal two major documents, regarding the “Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Young Athletes” and the “Recommendations for Competitive Sports Participation in Athletes with Cardiovascular Disease”, which represent the updated consensus documents providing directions, respectively, for identification of CV disease prior entering athletic activity, and the appropriate management of sport activities in individuals with known cardiac disease. These documents are of relevant medical and legal value for physicians and cardiologists and may have substantial impact on medical care of athletes, by enhancing the safe participation in sport and reducing the legal controversies related to different (or lack of ) regulations within the European countries.
The next projects
The next projects of the section include:
The definite structure of the Sports Cardiology section will be established after my position as chairman will be officially accepted. As a proposal, it has been suggested that, in addition with a co-chairman and secretary, also a board of experts and/or advisors could be included, who will be in charge for the achievement of the above cited projects and future initiatives of the Sports Cardiology”.