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Key Themes

Key themes


  • Cardiac electrophysiology and treatment of arrhythmias
  • Coronary disease: pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapies
  • Metabolic cardiology: prevention, cardiometabolic risk and rehabilitation
  • Valvular heart disease: pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment


  • Sleep apnea and regulation of breathing over the life course
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and environmental health
  • Pulmonary oncology

Obesity-type 2 diabetes-metabolism

  • Metabolism and energy homoeostasis: regulatory mechanisms as well as molecular, cellular and microbiological aspects
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes: metabolic and cardiovascular complications
  • Bariatric surgery: impact, development and action mechanisms
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment/prevention interventions and their assessment