Belgian Council on Cardio-Oncology
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Belgian Council on Cardio-Oncology

The Council has been created to stimulate throughout the country, research, teaching, knowledge exchange and educational activities, focused on acute and long term cardiovascular complications of cancer treatments. The Council aims also at harmonizing the care of the patients suffering from anticancer treatments cardiac toxicities through the transposition of international guidelines into local protocols.

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ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes (CCS)

The Guidelines have been revised to focus on CCS instead of stable CAD in order to emphasize the fact that theclinical presentations of CAD can be categorized as either acute coronary syndromes (ACS) or CCS (1). Sixclinical scenarios most frequently encountered in patients have been identified: from naive and asymptomaticpatients to symptomatic patients (angor/dyspnea) presenting...

College of Cardiology
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College of Cardiology

The College of Cardiology is an organisation created by Federal government and consists of 8 Belgian cardiologists representing the different hospitals and with different expertise in clinical cardiology.   The mission of the college is to promote the quality of cardiovascular care with the ultimate goal to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.  To this end, they...

Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA)
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Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA)

The BeHRA exists primarily to serve its members but it goes without saying that it pursues an important social objective. The BeHRA vision is to improve the quality of life of each patient with a cardiac arrhythmia.    This involves the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias, the prevention of complications from cardiac arrhythmias and, to the extent...

Belgian Working Group on Interventional Cardiology (BWGIC)
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Belgian Working Group on Interventional Cardiology (BWGIC)

The BWGIC is a working group of the BSC. Its goal is the stimulation and dissipation of science related to interventional cardiology in Belgium. Composition of the board and individual responsibilities of board members President: Walter Desmet Vice-President: Claude Hanet Secretary/treasurer: Christophe Dubois Responsible data base: Marc Carlier, Marc Claeys Responsible QERMID: Kristoff Cornelis, Suzanne...

Covid-19 Latest News medication related
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Covid-19 Latest News medication related

In the newspaper MEUSE of March 25, 2020, it was mentioned that certain drugs to fight “blood pressure problems” would increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. As a cardiologist,  I would like to add some nuances to this subject. The article focuses primarily on ACE inhibitors and ARBs that are very effective in reducing the...

COVID-19 Patient information
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COVID-19 Patient information

The ESC Patient Forum has received many questions about the Corona Virus (COVID-19). These questions and answers intend to pool together useful recommendations from international authorities and medical societies that are available at this point in time (publication date/last updated: March 26th, 2020). Please click on the following link for the detailed publication: ESC Heart patient...

STEMI and COVID in Belgium
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STEMI and COVID in Belgium

Impact of COVID-19-related public containment measures on the ST elevation myocardial infarction epidemic in Belgium: a nationwide, serial, cross-sectional study. For the article published in ACTA Cardiologa please click: STEMI and COVID in Belgium