The 5th Congress of the Working Group on Valvular Diseases of the Croatian Cardiac Society with international participation „CROVALV 2021“ will be held on September, 2nd - 4th 2021, at The Westin Hotel in Zagreb. CroValv is a bi-annual Congress, designed for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists, residents, general practitioners, and for all who are professionally involved in the treatment of valvular diseases.
Since the last congress, we made a lot of progress, especially in the field of percutaneous, interventional treatment and also in cardiac surgery, coronary artery diseases and heart failure which indirectly affects the improvement of the cardiac valve function. A lot of change has happened in the field of preventive medicine and anticoagulation treatment, as well. The goal of the congress is to present challenges in the approach, diagnosis and selecting the most optimal way of treating patients with valvular diseases and to help implement the latest research findings into clinical practice. Beside invited lectures by reputable speakers from abroad, leading national experts will bring their best.
The current epidemiological situation allows us to hold the congress. In the event of any changes to the current situation, you will be informed via the congress web page and the web page of the Working Group on Valvular Diseases. We hope that you will again recognize the value of the Congress and we cordially invite you to come and actively participate in contributing to the quality and success of the congress.
Asst. Prof. Jozica Šikić, MD, Ph.D.
President of the Working Group on Valvular Diseases of the Croatian Cardiac Society