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 in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
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
We are working in close cooperation with all people involved in Cardiac Imaging since I started in my new Hospital 18 months ago. It is a matter of putting personal interest aside and just think in what is best for the patient. In my opinion the key issue is the knowledge and the will to work as a team. This is much more efficient.
The major problem could be a matter of jealousy between professionals, but in my view, if this happens this is just that you are not confident of your own knowledge.I was very lucky to meet Dr Javier Blazquez, interventional Radiologist, main interest in atherosclerosis and chief of Radiology. From the first day he was willing to work together, in an efficient way and willing to grow together for a better patient care. But not only in non invasive cardiac imaging, under the initiative of the General Manager of the Hospital we are working in a creation of an "Atheroma area" with 5 cath labs that will cover every single disease where atherosclerosis is involved not only in the heart. This means that we will share resources and professinals, cardiologist, radiologist, nurses... No doubt much more efficient.
As said, everything is translated in better care and for sure more efficiency.
Well, I will not call it revolution, much better evolution. Nowadays cost contention, optimization of resources and patient care in an excellent way is key for each hospital. So, talk to your peers, decide what is best for your patients in your own environment is the first thing to do. Avoid personalism and just think that growing together is much better that growing alone.
No doubt knowledge is crucial. For this, education is key. EACVI should provide this education to all, not only cardiologists, but to all people interested in CV Imaging. EACVI has the enormous power of having super experts , willing to share their knowledge , in all modalities. Cardiac imaging is really fascinating !
Technology is going so fast! All companies are thinking in integration. We are moving fast from the silo based approach towards a globalisation of information. For sure many hospitals have already all the information from each patient digitalised. The past was having a digital echo lab, excellent tools to have image storage and nice reports. To me this is simply old fashion. What we need is digital integration of all medical records that will provide the complete picture of the patient regardless where he is inside the department. This is the future. And if so...how can we discuss of integrating different imaging modalities?
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