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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.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
A 55 year-old man with chest pain of unknown origin was referred for an exercise stress echo, but the results were uninterpretable for abnormal movement of the interventricular septum. The patient agreed to participate in a study protocol on CPET in LBBB. Oxygen uptake and O2pulse kinetics during exercise reflect cardiac output and stroke volume, respectively, which are flattened when myocardial ischemia develops. As a result, CPET may be used to detect/exclude inducible myocardial ischemia when ECG is uninterpretable.
For further reading:[*1] Exercise-induced myocardial sichemia detected by cardiopulmonary exercise testing.Belardinelli R, Lacalaprice F, Carle F, et al. Eur Heart J 2003;24:1304-1313.[*2] Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is more accurate than ECG-stress testing in diagnosing myocardial ischemia in subjects with chest pain. Belardinelli R, Lacalaprice F, Tiano L, et al. Int J Cardiol 2014; 174(2):337-42[*3] Exercise-induced myocardial ischemia detected by cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Chaudhry S, Arena R, Wasserman K, Hansen JE, Lewis GD, Myers J, Chronos N, Boden WE. Am J Cardiol. 2009;103:615-9.4_ Detecting abnormalities in left ventricular function during exercise before angina and ST segment depression. Upton MT, Rerych SK, Newman GE, Port S, Cobb FR, Jones RH. Circulation 1980;62:341-9.
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