Acute Cardiac Unloading and Recovery
Highlights from the 2016 A-CURE Public Symposium1st Annual Symposium | Villa Miani | Rome, Italy | August 26, 2016
The mission of the Acute Cardiac Unloading and REcovery (A-CURE) working group is to advance the science and mechanistic understanding of acute cardiac unloading and to support the translation of basic and clinical research into therapies aimed at heart muscle recovery.
Heart failure remains an unsolved and major health problem. The rate of heart failure is expected to rise over the next 20 years, placing immense strain on the resources of healthcare systems around the world.
Established in 2015, the A-CURE working group has met on two previous occasions (Paris: May, 2015; Boston: November 2015) to initiate scientific and clinical discussions on how acute cardiac unloading may increase myocardial salvage, prevent (or limit) myocardial and ventricular injury and remodeling, improve survival, and attenuate the development of heart failure after myocardial infarction. Many of the current A-CURE faculty members were participants in these prior working groups. To amplify these discussions and garner feedback and interest from the larger clinical and scientific community, beginning this year the A-CURE working group will establish an annual Public Symposium. The inaugural meeting will be held prior to the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Rome (http://esc2016.org/) on August 26, 2015.
The aim of the 2016 A-CURE Public Symposium is to bring together clinical and basic researchers from around the world to share their research and ideas that investigate this emerging therapeutic field.