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Mapping interventional cardiology in Europe: proceedings of the 3rd Summit of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

EuroIntervention 2015;11:27-28. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV11I1A5

Emanuele Barbato
Emanuele Barbato1,2*, MD, PhD, FESC; Dariusz Dudek3, MD, PhD, FESC; Michael Haude4, MD, FESC; Giovanni Esposito2, MD, PhD; Josepa Mauri5, MD, PhD, FESC; Sonia Petronio6, MD, FESC; Eugenio Stabile2, MD, PhD, FESC; Pascal Meier7, MD; Franz Weidinger8, MD, FESC; Petr Kala9, MD, PhD, FESC; Ramiro Trillo10, MD; Adam Witkowski11, MD, PhD, FESC; Paul Cummins12, BSc; Andreas Baumbach
1. Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Aalst, Belgium; 2. Cardiology Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 3. Department of Interventional Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland;
Introduction

The 3rd EAPCI Summit was dedicated to “Mapping interventional cardiology in Europe” (see full report in the Online Appendix). The main objective of this Summit was to reactivate the annual survey on interventional cardiology practice in the ESC countries in order to: a) monitor the heterogeneity in practices; b) disclose obstacles to guideline implementation; c) record the dynamics of harmonisation in interventional cardiology practices.

Workshop 1. Existing registries from national working groups

The experiences of data collection and registries in interventional cardiology from ESC countries were presented. A large heterogeneity in data collection exists, with very few ...

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