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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 expert study groups and a scientific group to advance the science and the writing of consensus, position, and guidelines papers in order to increase the ACVC's leadership position in those fields.

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



  • Biomarkers – Focusing on the proper clinical application of cardiac biomarkers. This group was established by Kristian Thygesen (DK) in 2005 within the former working group on Acute Cardiac Care and is now chaired by Nicolas Mills (UK)
  • Acute Heart Failure - Highlighting unmet needs and areas of uncertainty in the care of acute heart failure patients. Created in May 2013, this group is under the leadership of Matti Arrigo (SW).
  • Quality Of Care (QoC) - Comprising experts focusing on QoC within acute cardiac care situations, this study group is interdisciplinary and international, under the leadership of Prof. Francois Schiele (FR).
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) - Working to improve awareness and understanding of this rare coronary artery disease, this group was created in January 2016 under the leadership of Dr. David Adlam (UK) 
  • EXPERT-PE on Acute Pulmonary Embolism (Acute PE) - An ACVC study group created in 2023, chaired by Prof. Erik Klok