We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Detecto

Download Mobile App




Events

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, many events are being rescheduled for a later date, converted into virtual venues, or altogether cancelled. Please check with the event organizer or website prior to planning for any forthcoming event.
09 Dec 2022 - 11 Dec 2022

ACC to Launch Valvular Heart Disease Program in China

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 08 Aug 2017
Print article
The American College of Cardiology (ACC; Washington, DC, USA), together with several prominent hospitals in central and eastern China, is debuting a series of educational forums on valvular heart disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. The forums are aimed at physicians, and will be delivered by valvular heart disease specialists from the ACC, who will join local Chinese speakers for lecture-style presentations and interactive discussions based on case studies.

The program will reach out to hundreds of health care professionals in Kunming, Yunnan Province; Wuhan, Hubei Province; and Fuzhou, Fujian Province and support their efforts to offer high-quality, readily accessible care for patients from underserved communities that may be at risk for developing valvular heart disease. In addition to the educational forums for clinicians, ACC presenters will be distributing patient education materials for each hospital to use with patients to ensure they have the latest information regarding risk factors and lifestyle modification strategies.

The trainings sessions, which are supported by the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation (Irvine, CA, USA) Every Heartbeat Matters initiative, will provide a comprehensive overview regarding common manifestations of valvular heart disease, with a focus on the latest updates regarding international guidelines-based patient care. The forums will also seek to improve coordination between different health care specialists who may treat patients with indications of valvular heart disease, including internists, general cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons.

“We are committed to working with our colleagues in China to implement this program in a way that achieves maximum impact for underserved patients in these areas, and furthers the ACC’s mission to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve patient care on a global scale,” said Mary Norine Walsh, MD, president of the ACC. “By directly working with clinicians where they live and practice, we are aiming to change the culture around treating and preventing heart disease in China.”

“We have identified China as one of our focus regions for ‘Every Heartbeat Matters’ because of the many underserved people suffering from heart valve disease in this country,” said Amanda Fowler, executive director of global corporate giving for Edwards Lifesciences Foundation. “By partnering with the ACC to provide expert clinical education, we believe we can exponentially increase our impact on patients and build-up sustainable high-quality care for the people of this region.”

Related Links:
American College of Cardiology
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
BMP Whole Blood Analyzer: GEM Premier ChemSTAT
Gold Supplier
COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
Panbio COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
New
Automatic IFA Processor
AP 16 IF ELITE
New
Blood Transfusion Safety Test
ABTest Card

Print article
Radcal

Channels

AI

view channel
Image: AI transforms smartwatch ECG signals into a diagnostic tool for heart failure (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

AI-Based Smartwatch Accurately Detects Heart Failure Using ECG Signals

People with a weak heart pump might not have symptoms, but this common form of heart disease affects about 2% of the population and 9% of people over 60. When the heart cannot pump enough oxygen-rich blood,... Read more

Critical Care

view channel
Image: Quantra Hemostasis Analyzer (Photo courtesy of HemoSonics)

Next-Gen POC Whole Blood Hemostasis System Recognizes Specific Needs of EDs and ORs

Current hemostatic tests provide only a subset of needed information, or take too long to be useful in critical bleeding situations, forcing clinicians to use iterative transfusion protocols that do not... Read more

Surgical Techniques

view channel
Image: CystoSmart image enhancement and AI diagnostic tool will enhance cancer detection (Photo courtesy of Claritas HealthTech)

AI Diagnostic Tool Improves Cancer Detection in Cystoscope Images of Bladder

Bladder cancer is the 10th commonest cancer worldwide and the 6th commonest cancer amongst men. It is known to have high recurrence rates and significant risks of disease progression. Early detection of... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: Automated cleaning system allows endoscopes to be cleaned direct from clinic (Photo courtesy of Aston University)

World’s First Automated Endoscope Cleaner Fights Antimicrobial Resistance

Endoscopes are long, thin tubes with a light and camera at one end. Due to the sensitivity of the materials and electronics they cannot be sterilized in an autoclave (a machine that uses steam under pressure),... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: Using digital data can improve health outcomes (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Electronic Health Records May Be Key to Improving Patient Care, Study Finds

When a patient gets transferred from a hospital to a nearby specialist or rehabilitation facility, it is often difficult for personnel at the new facility to access the patient’s electronic health records... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: The global multiparameter patient monitoring systems market is expected to surpass USD 15 billion by 2028 (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Global Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Systems Market Driven by Rising Chronic Illnesses

Multi-parameter patient monitoring equipment is used to assess the vital signs of patients who are suffering from a serious illness. These devices are meant to give the number of data sets on one screen... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2022 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.