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In memoriam – Prof Olivier Van Caenegem

The Belgian Society of Cardiology mourns the sudden and unexpected passing of Prof. Olivier Van Caenegem on August 2nd. Prof. Van Caenegem graduated from the UCLouvain Medical School in 1993 and specialized in cardiology and in intensive care. He worked since 2001 in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit in the Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc and...

BHF Call for Research
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BHF Call for Research

The BHF Committee is looking forward to receiving your projects with a deadline of 22nd September 2021! The five project categories are: N° 1 – Basic research in cardiology (€ 15.000 single center – € 20.000 multicenter) Submission link N° 2 – Clinical research in cardiology (€ 15.000 single center – € 20.000 multicenter) Submission...

Marevan (warfarin)
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Marevan (warfarin)

Marevan (warfarin) – 60 tablet boxes are not available at the moment (communication of the FAGG/AFMPS). In order to continue treatment in patients with a clear indication for the use of classic Vit K antagonists, either warfarin can be acquired through the pharmacist in neighbouring countries or exchanged for another component (see the 2019 proposed...

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