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 in Europe.
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 practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The Acute Heart Failure study group was created in order to effectively complement and extend other activities of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association as well as activities of several other important organisations such as the Heart Failure Association and the GREAT network.
Study Group Leadership
Christian Mueller, Basel, Switzerland, Co-ChairStudy Group MembersHector Bueno, Madrid, Spain, ex officioAlexandre Mebazaa, Paris, France,John McMurray, Glasgow, UKSusanna Price, London, UKSalvatore DiSomma, Rome, ItalyFrank W. Peacock, Houston, USAAlan Maisel, San Diego, USALouise Cullen, Brisbane, AustraliaMichael Christ, Nürnberg, GermanyMartin Cowie, London, UKOscar Miro, Barcelona, SpainJosep Masip, Barcelona, Spain
A Consensus Workshop on Acute Heart Failure was organised during the ACC Congress 2013. It gathered participants who have daily interaction with AHF patients and have strong cases to present, highlighting differences in care in AHF that are present even in “expert centres” represented around the table. Every AHF study group member prepared a short case presentation (6-10 slides, 15min) that was based on a real patient he/she has personally cared for and which was associated to the expert himself/herself with at least one major uncertainty regarding a management decision (e.g. admit yes/no; CCU yes/no, IV nitroglycerin yes/no, stop Vasodilator after blood pressure drop yes/no, antibiotics yes/no, cath lab yes/no; right heart cath yes/no….). This question was addressed to the other study group members who then vote for one of the options provided. All AHF study group members participated in the voting and the following discussions. The more diverse the voting, the greater the uncertainty. We got a quantitative feeling about the huge differences in care in AHF that are present even in “expert centers” represented around the table. The outcome, together with a web-based survey will serve as the basis to build consensus and/or initiate research activities in order to advance the field.
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