The aim of the school is to deepen the knowledge accumulated to date on the subject of function and non-invasive assessment of the cardiovascular system and to analyse the results obtained in the comprehensive approach to cardiac rehabilitation. The presentation will cover the different aspects of functional assessment and examine the advantages, disadvantages, and risks of the various methods. An attempt will also be made to critically evaluate the methodology of cardiac rehabilitation, secondary prevention, and still existing controversies. In some lectures, conservative medical therapy will be compared with surgery in relation to rehabilitation programmes. The educational aspects of medical and paramedical personnel and patients will be discussed. In addition, exercise electrocardiography and the significance of exercise pathology during performance will be evaluated from a prognostic point of view. The most important goal is to deepen and broaden our field of action and arouse interest in these new concepts in cardiology.