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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 through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
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.
Dr. Ulf Georg Dahlstrom,
Prof. L. Rydén spoke about diabetes. He presented the newly published European guidelines on diabetes and showed that the prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly. He also declared that if we treat our patients properly with statins, ACE inhibitors or ARB and aspirin, we dramatically improve the outcome in patients with diabetes.
Next, Dr Isabelle Van Gender spoke about atrial fibrillation. She showed that the prevalence was increasing and that more than 20% of all strokes were due to atrial fibrillation. Optimised treatment of patients with heart failure through use of ACE inhibitors or ARBs or Beta-blockers resulted in a decrease of atrial fibrillation. In patients with heart failure, it is better to aim to have rate control instead of rhythm control. Prof. Tavazzi moved on to speak about ischemia. He showed data from the Italian survey on patients with acute heart failure, showing that the outcome was worse in patients with an ischemic etiology compared to a non-ischemic etiology. He also declared that in the guidelines there was no clear indication as to when it was recommended to perform a revascularization in patients with ischemic heart failure. Dr Gustafsson closed the session by discussing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is not looked after in patients with heart failure, thus as they are heavily under-diagnosed, patients with COPD and heart failure do not receive recommended therapy with beta-blockers, although not contraindicated. Spirometry must be performed more frequently when evaluating patients with heart failure.
Comorbidities are important to consider when managing patients with cardiovascular diseases.
How to manage co-morbidity Clinical Seminar
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