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Patient focus in interventional cardiology: proceedings of the 2018 summit of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) – Nice, France, 20-21 June 2018

EuroIntervention 2019;14:1720-1723. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV14I17A297

1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University Federico II, Naples, Italy; 2. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain; 3. Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität München, Munich, and DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany; 4. Division of Cardiology, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland; 5. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; 6. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; 7. C.A.S.T., A.O.U. “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele”, Catania, Italy; 8. Department of Cardiology, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Bad Berka & Munich University Clinic, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany; German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany; 9. S.D. Emodinamica, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; 10. San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 11. ESC/European Heart Agency, Brussels, Belgium; 12. Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich, Switzerland; 13. Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; 14. Städtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Neuss, Germany; 15. Queen Mary University of London and Barts Heart Centre, London, United Kingdom


The 2018 EAPCI summit was held in Sophia Antipolis, France, on 20 and 21 June, with the participation of delegates and presidents from more than 20 national cardiac societies and working groups of interventional cardiology. This summit was dedicated to the new EAPCI initiative “patient focus in cardiovascular interventions”. The objective of this programme is to address patients’ needs through engagement and advocacy, for better access to data and information relevant to patients in need of cardiovascular interventions. By capturing the patients’ experience, the ambition of the summit was to understand patients’ interactions with interventional cardiologists better in order to determine the degree ...

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