The new programme of the Catalan Health Department will increase cardiac surgeries.

The new programme of the Catalan Health Department will increase surgeries in a 20%  since the end of the year to decrease the wating time, and 623 surgeries more than in 2013 will be performed.

This way, the Catalan Health Department with the Catalan Society of Cardiology,  foresee to reduce the cardiology surgery waiting time a 35%. Watch this piece of news in which Dr. Bayes-Genis explains it (Video in Catalan).

 

Dr. Bayes-Genis and Dr. Curós from the iCor at the meeting.

Dr. Bayes-Genis and Dr. Curós from the iCor at the meeting.

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iCor at the Catalan Society of Cardiology Congress.

The XXVI Congress of the Catalan Society of Cardiology was held last 29th and 30th of May. iCor was present with 25 oral communications and 9 talks.

What is more, 2 of the oral communications were awarded as “Best 2014 Communication” (see here) : FALSOS POSITIUS INEVITABLES EN LA SCAEST. DESCRIPCIÓ DEL PROBLEMA EN EL CODI IAM. by Carles Díez et al and DESENVOLUPAMENT D’UN NOU SCORE ASSISTIT PER BIOMARCADORS PER A LA PREDICCIÓ DE REMODELATGE REVERS A LA INSUFICIÈNCIA CARDÍACA: L’SCORE ST2-R2. by Josep Lupón et al, and 2 research grants were given (see here) : one from the Catalan Society of Cardiology (IMPLANTACIÓ DE MEMBRANES BIOCOMPATIBLES AMB CÈL.LULES PLURIPOTENCIALS INDUÏDES (iPSs) PORCINES EN EL MODEL D’INFART AGUT DE MIOCARDI PORCÍ. by Carolina Gàlvez-Montón et al) and another one from Philips (VALORACIÓ INTEGRAL DEL PACIENT AMB ESTENOSI AÒRTICA SEVERA ASIMPTOMÀTICA. FACTORS PREDICTORS D’ESDEVENIMENTS. by Elena Ferrer Sistach et al).