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Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Sports Cardiology

From Set-up to New Frontiers

Add to calendar20/11/20179:00 23/11/201718:00 Europe/Paris Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Sports Cardiology

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of coronary patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure.

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Prevention
Rehabilitation
Sports Cardiology

Summary

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in most European countries. Secondary prevention has become a cornerstone of treatment, but a majority of coronary patients do not achieve guideline standards, predisposing them to progression of disease, recurrent events, and heart failure.



This training course is taking place every two years. Next course in 2019 (more information available in due time).

Report: Training Course 2017

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More than 200 participants from 46 different countries attended this interactive training course and enjoyed the expertise and guidance from a dedicated national and international faculty team. 

During four intensive days, the course participants learned how to set up and run a modern preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation programme and how to implement a multidisciplinary approach involving exercise testing and prescription, smoking cessation, nutrition, psychosocial counselling, and sports cardiology.

A special focus was given to:

  • optimal medical therapy
  • patients with a high cardiovascular risk
  • exercise testing
  • exercise training and long-term management
  • sports cardiology and sports in patients with cardiac diseases
  • new frontiers and modern concepts in secondary prevention

The practical approach of the programme was much appreciated and several participants were inspired by the course to set up a prevention / rehabilitation programme in their region. 

Venue

Inselspital, Bern Univserity Hospital, Switzerland

Course Directors

  • Jean-Paul Schmid (Bern, CH)
  • Matthias Wilhelm (Bern, CH)

Course objectives

Modern preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation programmes, appropriately adapted to medical and cultural settings, have the potential to effectuate a healthier lifestyle, better risk factor control and adherence with cardioprotective medication.

There is a clear need to improve the situation by increasing the number of modern preventive cardiology programmes, facilitating the access to these programmes, and tailoring these programmes to the requirements of the patients.

Moreover, the fixed-term and often centre-based programmes have to be modified based on patients preferences and provide concepts for long-term management.

 Programme

  • Preventive Cardiology
    Monday 20 November 
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Tuesday 21 November 
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure patients
    Wednesday 22 November 
  • Sports Cardiology
    Thursday 23 November 

Download the brochure to find out more about the programme.

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