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).
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:
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.
Inselspital, Bern Univserity Hospital, Switzerland
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.
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This educational programme is accredited for 24 CME Credit(s). Each participant should claim only those hours of credits that have actually been spent in the educational activity.
European Society of Cardiology
European Heart HouseLes Templiers2035 Route des CollesCS 80179 Biot
06903 Sophia Antipolis, FR
University HospitalHörsaal Langhans, Entry 43 A, Pathologisches Institut
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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