Cardiology 2013 (Full reference info)
March 9, 2014
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 642Author: Hayes, N., Chubb, H., Narayan, S. and Qureshi, S.
Title: Highlights of the 6th World Congress in Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Journal: Future Cardiol
Short Title: Highlights of the 6th World Congress in Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Alternate Journal: Future cardiology
ISSN: 1744-8298 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23668735
Keywords: *Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Abstract: The 6th World Congress in Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery took place in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2013. The congress is the largest meeting in the field of congenital and paediatric heart disease and attracts a global audience of specialists with the aim of sharing the latest multidisciplinary developments in research and clinical practice. The congress was commended as a huge success and this article aims to give a general flavor of the diverse meeting through detailing a few specific highlights from the various tracks.
Notes: Hayes, Nicholas
Future Cardiol. 2013 May;9(3):309-12. doi: 10.2217/fca.13.25.
Author Address: Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 846Author: Heidbuchel, H., Papadakis, M., Panhuyzen-Goedkoop, N., Carre, F., Dugmore, D., Mellwig, K. P., Rasmusen, H. K., Solberg, E. E., Borjesson, M., Corrado, D., Pelliccia, A., Sharma, S., Sports Cardiology Section of European Association for Cardiovascular, Prevention and Rehabilitation of European Society of, Cardiology
Title: Position paper: proposal for a core curriculum for a European Sports Cardiology qualification
Journal: Eur J Prev Cardiol
Short Title: Position paper: proposal for a core curriculum for a European Sports Cardiology qualification
Alternate Journal: European journal of preventive cardiology
ISSN: 2047-4881 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 22582328
Abstract: Sports cardiology is a new and rapidly evolving subspecialty. It aims to elucidate the cardiovascular effects of regular exercise and delineate its benefits and risks, so that safe guidance can be provided to all individuals engaging in sports and/or physical activity in order to attain the maximum potential benefit at the lowest possible risk. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) advocates systematic preparticipation cardiovascular screening in an effort to identify competitive athletes at risk of exercise-related cardiovascular events and sudden cardiac death. However, the implementation of preparticipation screening is hindered because of lack of structured training and as a result lack of sufficient expertise in the field of sports cardiology. In 2008 the European Society of Cardiology published a core curriculum for the general cardiologist, in which sports cardiology was incorporated within the topic ‘Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology’. However, the exponential rise in knowledge and the growing demand for expertise in the field of sports cardiology dictates the need to systematically structure the knowledge base of sports cardiology into a detailed curriculum. We envisage that the curriculum would facilitate more uniform training and guideline implementation throughout Europe, and safeguard that evaluation and guidance of competitive athletes or individuals who wish to engage in leisure-time sports activities is performed by physicians with expertise in the field. The current manuscript provides a comprehensive curriculum for sports cardiology, which may serve as a framework upon which universities and national and international health authorities will develop the training, evaluation and accreditation in sports cardiology.
Notes: Heidbuchel, Hein
Rasmusen, Hanne Kruuse
Solberg, Erik E
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2013 Oct;20(5):889-903. doi: 10.1177/2047487312446673. Epub 2012 May 11.
Author Address: University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.