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.
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 practicing in specific cardiology domains.
Prof. Jose Luis Lopez-Sendon,
Two clinical cases were presented and discussed with the audience.
The first patient, presented by Marco Metra (Brescia, IT), was a 66 year old man with chronic ischemic heart failure acutely decompensated presenting several episodes of acute pulmonary oedema. The patient had a previous history of myocardial infarction (various episodes) with multiple revascularisation procedures. The discussion focused mostly on the need for mechanical LV assist support and mitral valve surgery, as severe mitral valve regurgitation was identified. The second case, presented by Alex Mebazaa was an 86 year old man with chronic heart failure admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and hypotension. As the patient auscultation and chest X Ray were normal, the discussion focused on identifying possible reasons for his hypotension and low cardiac output; pulmonary embolism was evoked as the possible cause for the symptoms. The heart failure guidelines were reviewed at the end of the session, focusing on the main problems in both patients:
Management of acute heart failure
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