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.
Mr Roberto Ferrari,
The EURObservational Research Programme started 5 years ago when the ESC Board recognized the need to produce good, robust European data on how cardiology is practised in Europe. We thought that this was our duty towards the ESC NCSs, the European agency and authorities and the only practical way to understand whether guidelines are implemented. The programme has 5 goals:
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We are proud to announce that, in total, 70.000 patients have been involved so far.
Carlo Di Mario (UK). The Main results of the TAVI part of the Transcatheter Valve Treatment refers to 4571 consecutive patient. Overall, 3.1 % of the population presented Major vascular complication, 13.2% of the patients were implanted with pacemakers, 1.8% underwent a stroke and 7.4 died. A sub analyses on anesthesia included 1095 in the local anesthesia/conscious sedation group and 1712 patients in the general anesthesia group. The difference in in-hospital mortality between Local anesthesia (7%) and General anaesthesia (5.3%) was statistically different (p = 0.053). The analyses of the mitraclip component of the registry included 628 patients Results from the NYHA evaluation showed a clear improvement of the patients conditions in all classes with significant reduction of mitral regurgitation
Peter Ludman (UK) – The pilot phase of the Acute Coronary Syndrome in STEMI patients is currently being launched by the ESC through its registry programme (EORP). We hope that this registry will ssupport improved treatment of STEMI across Europe and provide audit tools to help drive up quality of care. The pilot phase of this registry is scheduled to be set in 13 homogenously distributed countries in Europe with an aim of recruiting 3 000 patients from proportional ratio of interventional to non-interventional centres for each country before enlarging it to many more ESC country members.
Perry Elliot (UK) – The recruitment of the pilot phase of the Cardiomyopathy registry is now complete and 1115 patients recruited across 12 European countries. Results confirmed the expected distribution of types of cardiomyopathies with a prevalence showed in our registry of 61%, 31%, 5% and 3% prevalence of HCM, DCM, ARVC and RCM respectively. Familial disease, genetic counseling and testing in the majority of the cases, a heavily medicated cohort using evidence based treatment and a very high prevalence of ICDs, particularly in ARVC
Roger Hall (UK) – The recruitment of the ROPAC registry on pregnancy and Cardiac Disease is steadily increasing with the participation of 50 countries, 77 centres and over 3600 pregnant women included across the world. 5000 patients are targeted to be enrolled. The goals of this registry is to assess risks for both mother and child, outline variation between different geographic regions, test and validate risk models and develop future guideline. The conclusion of the intermediate analysis showed an increased maternal and fetal mortality overall, an individual risks increased for mother and child in cardiomyopathy, prosthetic valves and anticoagulant therapies. More data will be needed to draw more meaningful conclusions.
David Wood (UK) – The exciting EuroAspire IV project enrolled 8000 coronary patients in 26 countries. Results have showed that about two thirds (66.3%) of coronary patients have dysglycaemia (IFG, IGT), undetected diabetes or self reported diabetes mellitus. The main conclusions drawn from this first phase were that all patients with coronary disease should be formally investigated for dysglycaemia and diabetes by an OGTT and managed accordingly to reduce the risk of micro-vascular and macro-vascular disease.
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