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ACVC Study Groups

Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Acute Cardiac Care

The Association for Acute CardioVascular Care (ACVC) has created five expert study groups and a new scientific group in 2019, aimed at advancing the science in the fields and the writing of consensus, position, guidelines papers in order to increase ACVC leadership position in those fields.

Each group is under the supervision of the ACVC Research section Chair but has the entire freedom to recruit experts, propose and run its activities.



  • New - March 2019 A Scientific group on CTACC (Clinical Trial in Acute cardiovascular Care), chair by Prof Holger Thiele (DE). This new scientific group aims at creating ideas for large-scale clinical projects/trials in acute cardiovascular care to close the current existing gaps in evidence.
  • Biomarkers – Focusing on the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers
    Established by Kristian Thygesen (DK) in 2005 within the former working group on Acute Cardiac Care and now chaired by Bertil Lindahl (SE).
  • Acute Heart Failure - Highlighting unmet needs and areas of uncertainty in the care of acute HF patients.
    Created in May 2013, this group is under the leadership of Christian Mueller (CH).
  • Pre-hospital care – Promoting studies, registries and educational initiatives in the management of sudden cardiac death and acute coronary syndromes.
    Initiated by Eva Swhan (SW) in 2008, it is re-appearing on the scene of ACCA in 2013, led by Farzin Beygui (FR) and from 2018 under the lead of Lionel Lamhaut (FR)
  • Quality Of Care (QoC) - composed of experts focusing on QoC within acute cardiac care situations. The study group is interdisciplinary and international, under the leadership of Prof. Francois Schiele (FR).
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) - It aims to improve awareness and understanding of this rare coronary artery disease. This group has been created in January 2016 under the leadership of Dr David Adlam (UK) and Prof Christiaan Vrints (BE)