Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, April 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- EPG Health Media announce the launch of a new interactive Post Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure knowledge centre for healthcare professionals. The educational resource is freely available to doctors at EPG Online (www.epgonline.org/postMIheartfailure).
Myocardial Infarction (MI) is more commonly known as a Heart Attack. The most common cause is a build up of fatty acids or a rupture within a coronary artery, which results in a restriction in the blood supply and a lack of oxygen to the heart. If this is left untreated for a sufficient amount of time, it can cause extensive damage or even result in death.
The post MI knowledge centre is designed to provide information and support to General Practitioners, Cardiologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of Post MI sufferers. It offers insight into the types and causes of heart failure, its diagnosis, treatment and management and includes an overview of acute coronary syndromes and heart failure along with guidelines to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-segment elevation.
Non-pharmacological treatment modalities play an important role in the management of the post-myocardial infarction (MI) patient, as do pharmacological interventions which have been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality and/or improve symptoms.
Sponsored by Pfizer Ltd, the Post MI knowledge centre provides an overview of pharmacological and non pharmacological management with supporting case studies - along with a series of physician focused print, downloadable content and multimedia. Additional resources include a diary of relevant congress and conference events.
In addition to more than 30 disease knowledge centres, EPG Online includes databases of prescription drugs in 9 European languages (searchable by name and indication), clinical trial reports and treatment guidelines.
Established in 2000, EPG Online is an independent website, dedicated to providing healthcare professionals in Europe and beyond with access to the most recent best practice diagnosis and patient management guidance. With over 300,000 members and more than 110,000 pages of clinical content, EPG Online represents the largest and most widely subscribed to disease, medicines and free educational platform for European doctors.
EPG Health Media is part of UK based IMR International Ltd, a private limited Company specialising in the delivery of e-communication and digital information solutions. The Company’s activities fall within three key areas of competency; electronic publishing; communications solutions and market research.