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.
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.
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Professor Héctor Bueno, President Elect and Acting President of ACCA and Editor in Chief of the Toolkit, said: “We have created the first tool to help all healthcare professionals who treat patients with acute cardiovascular syndromes to make the correct decisions fast.”
“The ACCA Toolkit will help us save lives, which is the main goal of doctors in every country. The charts and tables clearly show the treatment a patient needs and are a quick guide for paramedics in ambulances, doctors and nurses in emergency rooms, and cardiologists.”
Dr Zaza Iakobishvili from Petah Tikva, Israel, said: “Half of our patients are transferred by ambulance with paramedics who may be unsure if they are facing a real cardiac emergency or not. The Toolkit is a tremendous resource in these cases, shortening delays in making a correct diagnosis and ensuring that patients get appropriate treatment fast.”
Dr Sofie Gevaert from Gent, Belgium, said: “All of the essential messages are in the Toolkit, which deals with the whole spectrum of acute cardiac care, from patient symptoms to providing the right diagnosis and treatment. This makes it great for teaching young doctors. We also use it to brief non-cardiac physicians in emergency and intensive care on how to provide the best standard of care for acute cardiac patients.”
Professor Helmy Elghawaby from Cairo, Egypt, said: “By using the Toolkit we are ensuring that our whole emergency cardiac care team, which includes paramedics in the ambulance, doctors and nurses in the emergency room, and cardiologists, are providing the same high quality care. Everyone in the team carries one in their pocket and it takes just seconds to consult the tables and treatment algorithms.”
Professor Bueno concluded: “Our main goal is to help standardise quality of care for acute cardiac patients in Europe in the prehospital phase and across hospital departments. Clinicians say the Toolkit assists them in the field and the additions, updates and app should make it even more useful.”
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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