2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia
15 Jul 2014 - 14:15
The World Congress of Cardiology is a major international conference that addresses and tackles the importance of cardiovascular health and disease on a global scale by attracting a strong and renowned international faculty of experts.
Working alongside our national members, it also focused on the cardiovascular disease problems of the region in which it is hosted, which for 2014 was the Australian continent and sub-regions of Asia.
The following scientific topics were discussed:
Arrhythmias / Sudden cardiac death / Electrophysiology
Heart Failure / Cardiac function / Myocardial – Pericardial diseases
Health Promotion / Health advocacy / Global cardiovascular resources
Cardiac imaging / Information systems
Paediatrics / Congenital heart disease (paediatric and adult)
Indigenous health / Rheumatic heart disease
Nursing / Allied health / CV rehabilitation
Invited lecturer: Professor Karen Sliwa
The incidence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is increasing across the world, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Etiology and outcome varies between developing and developed countries.
In Africa CVD is the most common cause of maternal death in pregnant women. Pathophysiology and patient identification to provide further insight for PPCM network were topics discussed by Prof Karen Sliwa.
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