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
The committee on “Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology promotes, coordinates and overlooks study and research on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of “Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” within the Heart Failure Association.
“Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” is defined in accordance to the consensus document of the Heart Failure and Echocardiography Associations (Eur Heart J 2007;28:2539-50) as a condition characterized by the simultaneous presence of symptoms or signs of fluid overload, a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and evidence of diastolic left ventricular dysfunction.
The Committee on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction organised a highly successful Workshop:
International Conference on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Basic Mechanisms on 23 - 25 September 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. Over 70 people attended to listen and participate. Production of a paper covering the results of the discussions is now underway
View the programme
Prof B Pieske, FESC (Berlin, DE), email
Frans Rutten (Utrecht, NL)Rolf Wachter (Goettingen, NL)Rudolf De Boer (Goettingen, NL)Marco Guazzi (Milan, IT)Eike Nagel (Frankfurt, DE)Carsten Tschoepe (Berlin, De)Adelino Leite-Moreira (Porto, PT)Zoltan Papp (Debrecen, HU)Erwan Donal (Rennes, FR)Michael Fu (Gothenburg, SE)Vojtech Melenovsky (Prague, CZ)Filippos Triposkiadis (Larissa, GR)
Giuseppe Ambrosio (Perugia, IT)Otto Smiseth (Oslo, NO)Barry Borlaug (Rochester, US)Michael Frenneaux (Norwich, UK)Ilke Sipahi (Istanbul, TR)Hans-Dirk Duengen (Berlin, DE)Frank Edelmann (Berlin, DE)Elisabeth Kraigher-Krainer (Berlin, DE)Micha Maeder (St Gallen, CH)Sanjiv Shah (Boston, US)
Read Professor Pieske's Editorial:
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction—a growing epidemic or ‘The Emperor's New Clothes?’
European Heart Journal (January 2011)
NEW PUBLICATION from Graz meeting
This editorial refers to ‘Epidemiology and clinical course of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction’ by C.S.P. Lam et al.
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 13, Issue 1
Consensus Document of the Heart Failure and Echocardiography Associations of the European Society of Cardiology (Eur Heart J 2007;28:2539-50)
Read the full text
The Committee organised a successful symposium on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in October 2009 in Graz, Austria
Prof. Dr. Burkert Pieske
Department of Cardiology, Medical University Graz, Austria
Burkert Pieske, Austria
Walter Paulus, FESC, The Netherlands
Dirk Brutsaert, EFESC, Belgium
John McMurray, FESC, UK