By Z. Pisa (auth.), H. E. Kulbertus, H. J. J. Wellens (eds.)
Over the final ten years, it has develop into more and more noticeable that unexpected loss of life represents the main problem confronting cardiology within the final a part of the XXth Century. cautious epidemiologic reports have proven the significance of this total vital challenge of public healthiness. The common organization of surprising dying with coronary artery sickness has been verified. a number of the electrophysiologic mechanisms underlying deadly arrhythmias were unveiled. moreover, medical markers allowing identifica tion of excessive threat members have emerged. ultimately, various experiences have raised a few wish as to the facility of healing interventions to guard those sufferers opposed to a untimely and probably evitable loss of life. through the years, a large quantity of latest and suitable details, either easy and scientific, has develop into to be had. We felt as a result convention on surprising demise could be well timed. It was once made up our minds to arrange a small amassing in which specialists from diverse disciplines in cardiology may sit down jointly in a quiet retreat to proportion their wisdom and speak about concerns bearing on learn and remedy that will be of gain to sufferers. The convention used to be held in Liege, on may well 7, eight and nine, 1979. This 3 day assembly within which re presentatives from seven various international locations participated used to be tremendous stimulating. The discussions have been very vigorous and occasionally mirrored the divergence of opinion that can persist on a few topics.