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Why Every Cardiologist Must be an Expert in Smoking Cessation

ACC @ GW-ICC Joint Forum – Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) 2017 – Why Every Cardiologist Must be an Expert in Smoking Cessation

It has become a tradition for world renowned cardiology associations to send delegations to GW-ICC congresses.

Professor Jeroen J. Bax, President, European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Professor John Warner, President, American Heart Association (AHA), and Professor Mary N. Walsh, President, American College of Cardiology (ACC), led delegations attending the 28th GW-ICC, to present latest international guidance, cutting-edge diagnosis and information on treatment with emerging technologies.

Cooperation with these international societies is not limited to their attendance at GW-ICC; GW-ICC also holds reciprocal academic sessions at the annual meetings of these eminent societies, for example GW-ICC @ ACC, GW-ICC @ AHA, and GW @ ESC, to introduce important Chinese academic research.

At the 28th GW-ICC in 2017, the ACC @ GW-ICC Joint Forum, which was held over three sessions, focused on population health, guidelines and real-world evidence; cardiovascular disease prevention: hypertension, smoking cessation and blood lipid management and systems of STEMI care.

A video of one of these 2017 sessions, Prevention in Cardiovascular Medicine: Hypertension, Smoking Cessation, and Lipids, is now available to view on the GW-ICC YouTube channel:

Why Every Cardiologist Must be an Expert in Smoking Cessation

Presenter: Eric C. Stecker M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, OHSU, Portland, OR, USA.

Dr Stecker discusses how it is impossible to be a competent cardiologist without consistent engagement in smoking prevention and smoking cessation. Dr. Stecker’s clinical care focuses on improving symptoms through ablation of arrhythmias, managing slow heart rhythms through implantation of pacemakers, managing heart failure and risk of sudden cardiac death through implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and reducing stroke risk through appropriate anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation. While his clinic is not a dedicated smoking cessation center, all patients who smoke are directed toward resources to support an attempt to quit since this is often the single most important intervention for improving health and preventing death.

Further information on the 29th GW-ICC, to be held October 11th -14th, 2018, in Beijing, China, is available on the congress website:

http://www.gw-icc2017.org/en/1/index.jsp

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) is the official journal of the Great Wall International Cardiology Conference (GW-ICC). CVIA supports GW-ICC in its aims of leading the development of cardiovascular medicine in China, by introducing and promoting new concepts and technologies and strengthening and promoting cooperation amongst Chinese and international cardiology experts. CVIA is available on the IngentaConnect platform http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cscript/cvia and at http://cvia-journal.org/. Submissions may be made using Scholar One manuscripts at https:/mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/cvia-journal. There are no author submission or article processing fees.

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