Recently, programs for optimizing heart failure management have been considered as a promising approach to reducing re-hospitalizations and even major adverse cardiovascular events.
The Optimize program for cardiologists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia counts 12 centers in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, specializing in management of patients with heart failure that are participating in our program.
Therefore, we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of the program for optimizing heart failure management, not only for cardiologists, but also for the health authorities of our countries.
One of the goals of this international project is to evaluate the management of patients with heart failure in accordance with current international and national guidelines.
From a practical point of view the information obtained will allow us to identify the issues that should be focused on by cardiologists to optimize the management of patients with heart failure in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
To capitalize on the Optimize programs, we plan to present the results at international and national congresses, to produce joint publications, and to make proposals to improve the management of patients with heart failure in our countries.
- Professor of Cardiology, Head of the Cardiology Department, Volgograd State Medical University, Russian Federation, Russia