According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. The most common Cardiovascular disease is myocardial infarction (heart attack). In Switzerland alone, the risk of developing coronary heart disease during one's lifetime is about 25% for men and 18% for women.
Most cardiovascular diseases can be avoided by addressing behavioural risk factors and gaining a better understanding of these risk factors, their mechanisms, and their impact on the cardiovascular system.
In this context, our course aims to approach the complex field of myocardial infarction from two perspectives: medical education and public awareness.
1. Our Heart and Cardiovascular System
- The Heart - Anatomy and Function
- Blood Vessels and Coronary Arteries
- Sympathetic Nervous System
2. Risk Factors and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
- Cycling Stretch Machine
- Sports Cardiology / Physical Exercise
3. Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Early Management
- Diagnosis Emergency measures in Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Early Medical Treatment
- The Role of Imaging
- Percutaneous Intervention
- Takotsubo Syndrome
- Acute Myocarditis
4. Acute Coronary Syndrome: Follow up and Rehabilitation
- Secondary Prevention
- Outcome after Acute Coronary Syndromes
5. Heart Failure: Final Stage of Coronary Heart Diseases
- Medical Therapy
- Device Therapy
- Assist Devices and Transplantation