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
Dr. Grethe S Tell,
Smoking and incidence of atrial fibrillation: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study Alanna M. Chamberlain, PhD,´Sunil K. Agarwal, MD, Aaron R. Folsom, MD, et al DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.03.038
While the effect of cigarette smoking on coronary heart disease is well known, its effect on atrial fibrillation (AF) is unclear. The U.S. Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study offered the opportunity to examine whether smoking increases the risk of incident AF in a cohort of over 15,000 participants with a mean follow-up time of 13.1 years. Compared to never smokers, current smoking at baseline was associated with a more than two-fold risk of incident AF. Former smokers had lower risk compared to current smokers, indicating that the accumulated dose of smoking was important. Associations were similar by gender, race, type of event (AF and atrial flutter), and when only AF events identified by study exam ECGs were included.