“The sciences alone, however, whether natural or physical, are not sufficient to understand the mystery contained within each person”
His Holiness Pope Francis, European Society of Cardiology Congress, Rome, Italy 31st August 2016
Unlike to previous Editorials, let’s start with the last article in this new issue of the Journal – Report form the European Society of Cardiology Congress that took place in the last days of August in the everlasting city of Rome. Just a few days ago, we witnessed an unprecedented event in the whole history of not only European but world cardiology. It was that His Holiness Pope Francis, who is known for extraordinary gestures, attended Fiera di Roma – the venue where the annual European Society of Cardiology Congress has been held for several days. In the very emotional and yet sensible words, Pope Francis expressed His admiration for all health‑care professionals for all their devotion for the sick and poor. Moreover, Pope Francis addressed particularly scientists with their ongoing quest for truth. Along the same line of thinking, Pope Francis reinforced the ultimate purpose of science that should be an improvement of care delivered to every human‑being. Those wise words shall accompany us with all our daily struggle!
Coming back to the current issue of the Journal, there is a Review article on cardiac amyloidosis and Original article about exercise capacity in patients after Fontan operation. Moreover, as usual the middle part is composed of four exceptional clinical cases presented and commented by the managing teams. The Journal ends with the report from the annual European Society of Cardiology Congress that took place in August in Rome, Italy.
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