Cardiovascular imaging has become a key component in clinical cardiology.
Over recent years, cardiovascular imaging has become a key component in clinical cardiology. We have witnessed an ultra-fast technical revolution in the field of imaging, with current modalities providing three- and four-dimensional visualisation of the cardiovascular system. For the three existing modalities (echocardiography, nuclear imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance) automated, quantitative software packages have been introduced, making objective and reproducible data analysis reality. The newest technique, cardiac computed tomography, now permits for non-invasive angiography. All together these modalities can provide comprehensive information about the heart and the coronary arteries, from anatomy to function and perfusion.
At the same time, cardiovascular imaging is nowadays fully integrated in the entire patient work-up from diagnosis to prognosis and forms a corner stone in the therapeutic decision making process. For these reasons, cardiovascular imaging has been chosen as the theme for the ESC Congress 2008.
ESC: To fulfill its mission of “reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe”, the ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organization of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas and the ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. The ESC is proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies, six subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession.
HRS: The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards.
CARDIOSTIM 2008 16th World Congress
Anatomy for Electrophysiologists
Intermountain-Heart Rhythm Society Atrial Fibrillation Symposium
Arrhythmias in the Real World
EP in Aspen VI
16th Annual State-of-the-Art Arrhythmia Symposium
The 9th International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
Board Review Course
Advanced Ablation Course
Heart Rhythm Congress
1st Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session
Heart Rhythm 2009 – 30th Annual Scientific Sessions