The nucleus of the ESC Working Group on
Cardiovascular Surgery recently met in Zurich. There was a general
agreement among the Nucleus Members that in most of the European
countries the implementation of the new ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization is still not optimal.
There is a need to follow and implement the ESC/EACTS guidelines on
myocardial revascularization at national level and specific actions
should be taken together with national governments, health agencies,
insurances and patients organizations to improve implementation in
Increasing the popularizarion of the guideline is key to achive this task.
We therefore call out to Working Group members for their support to encourage their national society of cardiology and cardiac surgery to endorse and put into practice these new guidelines.
To obtain information on how to endorse these guidelines, please write to email@example.com
Patients organisation should also be aware of these guidelines as they contain a detailed booklet providing information to patients undergoing coronary angiography .
Your support and collaboration would also be required for disseminating this information in your country.
As of today, the following societies have endorsed these guidelines:
Endorsement by non ESC Entities (as of July 2011):
Endorsement by ESC National Cardiac Societies (as of July 2011):
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belorussia, Serbia, Croatia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy,
Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
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