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European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

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To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation in Europe.
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Yoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease

Following a systematic review of 37 randomised controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking.

How Kazakhstan and Russia are meeting the challenge of CVD prevention

“Kazakhstan and Russia continue to face a major challenge in combating the huge impact of cardiovascular diseases. However, as shown in these reports, they are observing signs of change and improvement and a light at the horizon of preventive cardiology!” Prof. Joep Perk, EFESC, EACPR Prevention Implementation Committee chair." Read the reports

Discover scientific sessions at EuroPRevent which dig deeper into the challenges in CVD prevention that different countries face.

Discover the advance programme for EuroPRevent 2015

The advance programme for the international congress in preventive cardiology is now available! Take a look at sessions designed for your education, information and clinical practice. You can also begin to plan your congress in the online scientific programme & planner.

Test your sports cardiology knowledge - new quiz!

Cardiac arrest in a young athlete: A 20-year-old black football player collapsed during a football match on the pitch. He did not have any previous sinister cardiac symptoms. Review the case and take the quiz!

Interested in sports cardiology? Discover sessions designed for you at EuroPRevent 2015 in Lisbon.

Mission: To promote the essential knowledge of population prevention science among cardiologists, other clinicians, health care professionals and scientists, to stress their role in the community context and to improve their understanding of the importance of the epidemiology and primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
This section fits well within the Association as an extension of cardiac rehabilitation. A network already exists and sports cardiology is recognized as a sub-speciality. It is connected with primary and secondary prevention.
Mission: to promote and facilitate high-quality research and education related to exercise, basic and translational science in the fields of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation and sports cardiology, bringing together scientists from a broad range of disciplines.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a secondary prevention programme, with exercise as the cornerstone of a comprehensive intervention which includes an educational programme, risk factors control and the patient’s voluntarily adoption of a healthy lifestyle to be kept for lifetime.

Read the How To Articles written by the EACPR sections to assist you in your daily practice.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Section
Exercise, Basic and Translational Research Section
Prevention, Epidemiology and Population Science Section
Sports Cardiology Section

More articles are published regularly in the EACPR e-newsletters. To receive these newsletters, Join EACPR now!
HeartScore: cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management
HeartScore: cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management
The interactive tool for predicting and managing the risk of heart attack and stroke in Europe. Updated according to the latest European Guidelines on CVD Prevention, HeartScore now includes relative risk for younger patients, in addition to patient data history and progress monitoring.

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