Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate 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 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.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
During this interactive session two clinical cases of high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, who were potential candidates for aortic valve implantation were discussed by a group of experts who are surgeons and interventional cardiologists. Each step of the decision-making process was presented and then discussed by the panel. Finally the procedure which was performed was shown and its results described. The speakers gave us several take home messages: a team approach is key for patient selection in this high risk and very heterogenous population. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation can be performed in selected patients and this increases the number of patients who can benefit from an effective treatment. The management of concomitant coronary artery disease is a subject of debate today and must be based on a case by case analysis. Finally, balloon aortic valvuloplasty may be used as a bridge to valve implantation in very high risk patients or when there are temporary uncertainties about the feasibility of valve implantation.
Deciding on percutaneous valve implantation
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