By Erick Alexanderson, MD, FASNC, president of the Mexican Society of Cardiology
The World Heart Federation (WHF) is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. The WHF is the only global advocacy and leadership organization bringing together the CVD community to drive the CVD agenda and help people live longer, better, more heart-healthy lives. The organization's main purpose is to prevent and control these diseases through awareness campaigns and action—promoting the exchange of information, ideas and science among those involved in cardiovascular care and advocating for disease prevention and control by encouraging healthy diets, physical activity and tobacco-free living at the individual, community and policymaker levels. To make its mission happen, the WHF is working on three CVD Roadmaps dedicated to secondary prevention, tobacco control and raised blood pressure.
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The VII Iberoamerican Congress of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging, held April 14-16, 2016, in Havana, provided an important opportunity for physicians and other healthcare providers to learn about new advances in Nuclear Cardiology and in cardiac imaging. Organized in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and supported by ASNC and other cardiology societies, the Congress was organized by Conference Chair Amalia Peix, MD, PhD, and members of the Organizing, Program and Scientific Committees: Erick Alexanderson, MD, FASNC, Daniel Berman, MD, MASNC, Ernest V. Garcia, MD, PhD, MASNC, Teresa Massardo, MD, Fernando Mut, MD, Diana Paez, MD, and Leslee Shaw, MD, PhD, MASNC.
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