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ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery


The rapid evolution of the new transcatheter technologies represents a unique opportunity to tailor the therapeutic treatment to the specific patient’conditions. The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery is devoting all its efforts to enhance the interaction between the cardiac surgery and the cardiology communities in order to promote a systematic “heart team approach” which is the most effective way to deliver a really “patient centered” care.


Aims and Activities

Aims

  • To improve communication between cardiology and cardiovascular surgery in scientific as well as clinical affairs
  • To build up a forum for discussion of relevant topics in cardiovascular surgery
  • To provide educational activities for ongoing cardiological as well as surgical trainees
  • To collaborate in the preparation of consensus documents in the border zone between surgery and cardiology (e.g. heart failure)

Activities

The ESC working group on Cardiovascular Surgery is dedicated:

  • To increase the interdisciplinary cooperation between cardiologists and surgeons and promote the “Heart Team” approach.
  • To represent the view and perspective of the surgical community in the annual ESC Congress as well as in other ESC Meetings.
  • To promote the preparation of joint position papers with other ESC working groups.
  • To prepare survey, meta-analysis and review documents on specific controversial topics.
  • To support ESC in Guidelines Committees.
  • To promote meetings, activities and events with teaching and educational purposes.

Related organisations

Nucleus 2018-2020

Chairperson

Prof. Claudio Muneretto

Cardiac Surgery Department UDA cardiochirurgi
Spedali Civili Di Brescia
P.Le Spedali Civili 1
25123 Brescia - Italy

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Vice-Chairperson

Assoc. Prof. Martin Czerny, FESC

University Hospital Freiburg
Cardiovascular Surgery
Hugstetterstrasse 55
71906 Freiburg
Germany

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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Thierry Folliguet

Chirurgie Cardiaque Vasc & Transplantion
Inst Lorrain du Coeur & des Vaisseaux Louis M
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brabois
Universite de Lorraine - Pole Territorial Lorrain
54511 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy - France

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Treasurer

Prof. Jolanda Kluin

Netherlands

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Secretary

Prof. Matthias Thielmann

Germany

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Web editor

Ass. Prof. Nikolaos Bonaros, FESC

Austria

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Ordinary Nucleus members

Prof. Nawwar Al-Attar

United Kingdom

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Dr. Prakash Punjabi, FESC

United Kingdom

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Dr. Malakh Shrestha

Germany

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Dr. Roberto Lorusso

Netherlands

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Prof. Alessandro Parolari

Italy

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Prof. Rafael Sádaba

Spain

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Ass. Prof. Davide Pacini

Italy

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Ex-Officio Members

Assoc. Prof. Gianluigi Bisleri

Canada

Dr. Piotr Suwalski

Poland

Affiliated Members

Dr Jose Fernando Rodriguez Palomares, FESC

Spain