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
The first joint plenary session of the Working Group on Peripheral Circulation and the EAPCI was held during the EuroPCR 2015 congress on Wednesday, May 20th. During this widely attended session, different Treatment options for superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease were presented by a panel of experts in the field.
Dr. M. Brodmann presented the scope of the problem, as well as data regarding pharmacological therapy and lifestyle modification. The “endovascular first” algorithm and relevant tools, were discussed by Dr. M. De Carlo. The expanding role of drug coated balloons, including their pros and cons, as well as the rationale of scaffolding long, complex lesions were presented by Dr E. Stabile and A. Micari respectively.
Finally, the continuous need of femoro-popliteal bypass as an adjunct to endovascular techniques was discussed by Dr. Vermassen.
The success of this session set the stage for a close collaboration between the EAPCI and the WG on Peripheral Circulation, in the interest of treatment of peripheral disease.
The upcoming PCR Istanbul Peripheral Course (26th-28th November 2015) will further facilitate the adaptation of interventional skills to the peripheral environment.
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