Cardiovascular imaging practice in Europe: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

P Lancellotti, E Plonska-Gosciniak, M Garbi, C Bucciarelli-Ducci, B Cosyns, N Cardim, M Galderisi, T Edvardsen, D Neglia, S Plein, A Kitsiou, Koen Nieman, A Stefanidis, G Maurer, BA Popescu, G Habib

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Abstract

The need for cardiovascular imaging (CVI) is expected to increase over the coming years due to the changes in CV disease epidemiology and ageing of the population. However, reliable statistics on CVI practice in Europe are lacking. Establishing the current status of the use of CVI across Europe has become the first comprehensive project of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the European Society of Cardiology Task-force on CVI. In 2013, a survey with relevant information regarding CVI was sent to all National Imaging/Echocardiography Societies and Working Groups. Representatives from 41 countries returned the questionnaire. The present report provides key results of the survey, relating to existing education, training, certification and national accreditation programmes, healthcare organizations, and reimbursement systems.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)697-702
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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