• Get started with the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care (ACVC) e-learning programme


    Accessible to any professional interested in the field of Acute Cardiovascular Care, provided they are ACVC Members, and have a My ESC account (Username & password).

    To access the ACVC e-learning programme, log in with your My ESC credentials (Username and Password). Join ACVC here


    Knowledge module

    Available Topics

    Open to all:

    • 6. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the post-cardiac arrest syndrome
    • 61. Acute Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (GUCH)

    Restricted to Association for Acute CardioVascular Care paying members:

    • 5. Sudden cardiac death: epidemiology and prevention
    • 7. The Emergency Medical System    
    • 9. Acute dyspnoea in the ED
    • 17. Monitoring of the Kidneys, Liver and Other vital organs
    • 19. Clinical Assessment and Monitoring of Chest Radiographs in Acute Cardiology
    • 20. Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound
    • 21. Ultrasound-guided vascular access
    • 23. CMR in the Intensive and cardiac care unit
    • 24. Principles of mechanical ventilation 
    • 25. Non-invasive ventilation
    • 26. Temporary pacing
    • 29. Renal support therapy 
    • 31. Mechanical circulatory support
    • 32. Implanted cardiac support devices
    • 38. Biomarkers in acute heart failure
    • 46. Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction
    • 47. Non-ST-elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • 50. Cardiogenic shock in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • 52. Acute Heart Failure: Classification, Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
    • 53. Acute Heart Failure: Early pharmacological therapy
    • 56. Conduction disturbances and pacemakers
    • ‚Äč58. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
    • 59. Myocarditis and pericarditis 
    • 62. Aortic Emergencies
    • 63. Cardiac Complications in Trauma
    • 67. Pulmonary embolism 
    • 69. Acute kidney injury
    • 70. Hyperglycaemia, diabetes and other endocrine emergencies
    • 71. Bleeding and haemostatis disorders
    • 72. Anaemia and transfusion
    • 73. Infection, sepsis and multiorgan dysfunction syndrome
    • 74. Acute pain in the ICCU
    • 75. Acute cognitive disorders: recognition and management in the cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit 
    • 77. Peri-operative cardiac care of the high risk non-cardiac patient 
    • 78. Perioperative management of the high-risk surgical patient: cardiac surgery

    More courses coming soon over the course of 2018

    NEW! The ESC eLearning platform is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activities for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

    Applicable from 15 June 2018:
    All topics have an assessment mechanism (MCQ test), allowing participants to obtain 3 European CME Credits (ECMEC) per topic*, upon successful completion.
    *Except Topic 20. Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound: 4 European CME Credits (ECMEC)

    In order to obtain the CME credit, participants should take the corresponding course and test - before the accreditation expiration date: December 2019.

    Professional Development module

    *Accessible to ACVC paying Members only

    It is essential for acute cardiac care cardiologists to be able to demonstrate their qualifications, training and professionalism to employers, colleagues and patients. This is done in a number of ways depending on the country, national and local requirements, and the specific setting. This section of the ACVC ESCeL is provided to support cardiologists in demonstrating their training, experience and professionalism, building and enhancing their CV, and direct them to some of the freely available resources with which to do this.

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