The Council for Cardiology Practice will hold for the first year within the conference center, its Take-Home message for Practitioners. Find in this article, Professor Denis Clement, Professor Michel Komajda and Professor GianFranco Gensini's view on what is the most important information to look for during the conference, in their respective fields of expertise.
Heart Failure and Hotlines (Prof. Komajda, Paris, France) :
Vienna 2007's highlight is heart failure, a condition with growing importance, due to increasing prevalence in the general population and the complexity of its management ;
Finally, results of a pilot study with the direct renin inhibitor Aliskiren in heart failure will be presented. Many sessions will also cover the pathophysiology, epidemiology and management of heart failure during our annual meeting.
Hypertension and Peripheral Artery Disease (Prof. Clement, Gent, Belgium) : In 2007, two important new guidelines have been published : those on Hypertension, presented at this meeting, and those on peripheral artery disease, whereon many references are given at this congress.
Stroke and Imaging (Prof. Gensini, Florence, Italy) :
Stroke currently represents the major cause of serious long-term disability, accounting for approximately 50% of all patients hospitalised for acute neurological diseases.
You will find, for the above areas of expertise, as well as for Risk stratification and coronary artery disease, Rhythmology and pacing, the complete Take-Home message for Practitioners in the upcoming articles of the e-journal.
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