On 13th and 14th of October, 2017 Tbilisi will host the International Educational cardiology symposium and Master-Classes in current and future developments in the management of complex cardiovascular diseases, such as tachyarrhythmia
(Address: Republic Square, opposite the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel)
The event is organized with the support of European and Georgian Heart Rhythm Associations as well as the Medtronic, the global leader in medical technologies.
During the conference the President of the Georgian Heart Rhythm Association Mr. Giorgi Papiashvili, the members of the European Heart Rhythm Association, the Profesor del Departamento de Medicina Professor from Spain Mr. Josep Brugada will present the latest achievements in treatment of complex cardio vascular diseases.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths in the world. Every year, an estimated 17 million people die globally of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes. According to the World Health Organization, cardio vascular disease accounts for 69% of all deaths in Georgia each year. In 2016, according to the National Statistics Office of Georgia, 17 973 Georgians died from cardiovascular disease. Survival rates for patients with cardiac diseases can be improved significantly with better access to advanced medical technologies and appropriate treatment.
“Georgia is among the countries where cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death with arrhythmia playing a leading role. Cardiovascular diseases cause more deaths in Georgia than any other diseases combined. The latest cardiovascular technologies brought to our country and advanced training and educational programs for our physicians will offer patients highly advanced treatments for cardio vascular diseases, while also broadening local access to new levels of cardio vascular expertise.
During the international symposium different plenary educational secessions and master classes will be provided by the experts and professors from Georgia, USA, Spain, Czech Republic and Germany.
The Georgian Heart Rhythm Association was established in 2011 and it brings together specialists working in the field of heart rhythm disorders in Georgia. Our goal is to promote the spreading of information about heart rhythm disorders, establishment of modern principles and standards of care of the patients with arrhythmias in Georgia, and improvement of professional communications among the Georgian specialists.
The European Heart Rhythm association the branch of the ESC was established in September 2004. The aim of the association is to improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world.