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  • EuroHeartCare 2015

    The event to attend for Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals is fast approaching!

    Last minute online registration deadline: 8 June


  • EACVI Echocardiography e-learning course

    Discover the first module of the complete Echo e-learning course.

    An extensive programme providing practical training on how to perform echo exams, covering the EACVI Echo Core Syllabus.

  • ESC webinars on demand

    Play back for free the recordings of all the previous live ESC webinars on general cardiology.

  • Paroxysmal tachycardias: Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardias - the non-electrophysiologist’s perspective – Second in series

    Authors: Stylianos Tzeis

    Over the past decades, catheter ablation has increasingly been recognised as an effective method for the treatment of diverse types of cardiac arrhythmias. Introduction, development and our growing experience with three dimensional mapping systems have improved both the safety and efficacy of this invasive therapy. In the following...

  • EuroEcho-Imaging 2015

    Submit an abstract and be part of EuroEcho-Imaging 2015, the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in Seville from 2 to 5 December 2015. This year's main themes are Cardiomyopathies and Early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.
    Prepare your original scientific contribution and submit your abstract before 31 May.

  • ESC Congress 2015

    Take part in the world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event.
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Latest News

  • All forms of smoking are bad for the heart

    May 31, 2015

    All forms of smoking are bad for the heart, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) warned today ahead of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May.

  • STOP-HF: Gene therapy SDF-1 remodels hearts of high risk heart failure patients

    May 25, 2015

    Heart Failure 2015 is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The scientific programme is here .

  • Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure

    May 24, 2015

    Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research presented today at Heart Failure 2015 by Hiroshi Saito, a physiotherapist at Kameda Medical Centre in Kamogawa, Japan. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times greater risk of call cause death and heart failure readmission.

  • Obesity and mood disorders increase peripartum cardiomyopathy risk

    May 23, 2015

    Obesity and mood disorders increase the risk of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during childbirth, reveals research presented today at Heart Failure 2015 by Dr David P. Kao, assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, US.

  • Depression associated with 5-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients

    May 23, 2015

    Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2015.

  • TITRATION study confirms LCZ696 safe and tolerated in clinical practice

    May 23, 2015

    The TITRATION study has confirmed that LCZ696 is safe and tolerated by patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in clinical practice, announced principal investigator Dr Michele Senni in a late breaking trials session today at Heart Failure 2015

  • Cardiovascular nurses discuss the latest in evidence based care

    May 22, 2015

    The cardiovascular nursing event of the year is heading south to Croatia. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

  • Time is muscle in acute heart failure

    May 22, 2015

    Urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure has been emphasised for the first time in joint recommendations published today in European Heart Journal.

  • Therapeutic innovations to be revealed at arrhythmias conference

    May 21, 2015

    Innovations in arrhythmias therapy are set to be revealed at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015, held 21 to 24 June in Milan, Italy at the MiCo Milano Congressi.

  • Low stent thrombosis rates with primary PCI, regardless of antithrombotic choice

    May 21, 2015

    Stent thrombosis following urgent angioplasty for acute heart attack occurred in less than 1% of patients in a large, "real-world" registry, regardless of whether the antithrombotic treatment used during the procedure was bivalirudin, heparin alone, or a GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor (typically in combination with heparin).

  • European society of cardiology


    The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 85 000 cardiology professionals from Europe, the Mediterranean basin and the rest of the world. Based at the European Heart House, Sophia-Antipolis (France), the ESC publishes guidelines and recommendations for clinical practice, runs major conferences and educational programmes and supports scientific endeavours across Europe and in all areas of cardiology. Read more

    With the European Heart Agency in Brussels, the ESC supports the development of strong policies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the European Union. The European Heart Agency comprises three branches: European Affairs, the European Heart Health Institute, and the European Heart Academy. Read more


Find out more about the ESC Congress and other sub-specialty cardiology meetings

We organise leading scientific courses and congresses: The ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe, aims to be the European forum for the latest research in cardiovascular disease, both clinical and experimental. Other Congresses organised by the ESC include EuroEcho-Imaging, EHRA Europace, Heart Failure, EuroPRevent, ICNC and many others...













European Heart Journal

Direct access to the journal Table of Contents. The European Heart Journal is the official general cardiology journal of the ESC. The European Heart Journal aims to publish the highest quality material, both clinical and scientific, on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine.
Date published Title
21 May 2015 Interventional cardiology: in search of the balance between ischaemia and bleeding
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
21 May 2015 CardioPulse Articles * New perspectives: transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the year 2020 * The evolution of MitraClip in the repair of mitral regurgitation * Relationship between hospital PTCA volume and in-hospital outcomes * The ninth international conference on acute cardiac care in Tel Aviv, January 2015 * European Heart Journal Supplement - the heart of the matter * People's Corner: Award * The new research prize for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia awarded to Vincent Chen
21 May 2015 Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after coronary artery stenting: where is the sweet spot between ischaemia and bleeding?
Topic(s):Editor's Viewpoint
Author(s): Binder, R. K., Luscher, T. F.
21 May 2015 Prognosis after revascularization for left main coronary artery disease: insights from the crystal ball
Topic(s):Editor's Viewpoint
Author(s): Byrne, R. A., Kastrati, A.
21 May 2015 Close encounters with errors of the second kind: evaluating risks and benefits of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy
Topic(s):Editor's Viewpoint
Author(s): Yeh, R. W., Cohen, D. J., Mauri, L.
21 May 2015 Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation: will we ever reach a consensus?
Topic(s):Editor's Viewpoint
Author(s): Valgimigli, M., Ariotti, S., Costa, F.
21 May 2015 Management of cardiogenic shock
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Thiele, H., Ohman, E. M., Desch, S., Eitel, I., de Waha, S.
21 May 2015 Long-term forecasting and comparison of mortality in the Evaluation of the Xience Everolimus Eluting Stent vs. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization (EXCEL) trial: prospective validation of the SYNTAX Score II
Topic(s):Coronary artery disease
Author(s): Campos, C. M., van Klaveren, D., Farooq, V., Simonton, C. A., Kappetein, A.-P., Sabik, J. F., Steyerberg, E. W., Stone, G. W., Serruys, P. W., On Behalf of the EXCEL Trial Investigators
21 May 2015 A rare cause of cardiogenic shock
Author(s): den Uil, C. A., Epker, J. L.
21 May 2015 Impact of clinical presentation on ischaemic and bleeding outcomes in patients receiving 6- or 24-month duration of dual-antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation: a pre-specified analysis from the PRODIGY (Prolonging Dual-Antiplatelet Treatment After Grading Stent-Induced Intimal Hyperplasia) trial
Topic(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s): Costa, F., Vranckx, P., Leonardi, S., Moscarella, E., Ando, G., Calabro, P., Oreto, G., Zijlstra, F., Valgimigli, M.
21 May 2015 ISAR-SAFE: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 6 vs. 12 months of clopidogrel therapy after drug-eluting stenting
Topic(s):Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy
Author(s): Schulz-Schupke, S., Byrne, R. A., ten Berg, J. M., Neumann, F.-J., Han, Y., Adriaenssens, T., Tolg, R., Seyfarth, M., Maeng, M., Zrenner, B., Jacobshagen, C., Mudra, H., von Hodenberg, E., Wohrle, J., Angiolillo, D. J., von Merzljak, B., Rifatov, N., Kufner, S., Morath, T., Feuchtenberger, A., Ibrahim, T., Janssen, P. W. A., Valina, C., Li, Y., Desmet, W., Abdel-Wahab, M., Tiroch, K., Hengstenberg, C., Bernlochner, I., Fischer, M., Schunkert, H., Laugwitz, K.-L., Schomig, A., Mehilli, J., Kastrati, A., On behalf of the Intracoronary Stenting and Antithrombotic Regimen: Safety And EFficacy of 6 Months Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-Eluting Stenting (ISAR-SAFE) Trial Investigators
21 May 2015 Clinical outcomes and management associated with major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with apixaban or warfarin: insights from the ARISTOTLE trial
Topic(s):Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy
Author(s): Held, C., Hylek, E. M., Alexander, J. H., Hanna, M., Lopes, R. D., Wojdyla, D. M., Thomas, L., Al-Khalidi, H., Alings, M., Xavier, D., Ansell, J., Goto, S., Ruzyllo, W., Rosenqvist, M., Verheugt, F. W. A., Zhu, J., Granger, C. B., Wallentin, L.
21 May 2015 Very late thrombosis observed on optical coherence tomography 22 months after the implantation of a polymer-based bioresorbable vascular scaffold
Author(s): Sato, T., Abdel-Wahab, M., Richardt, G.


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Our Communities

The European Society of Cardiology comprises 6 Associations, 15 Working Groups, 5 Councils

Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA)

Our mission: To improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with acute cardiovascular diseases.

European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR)

 Our mission: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation in Europe.

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

Our mission: To promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.

European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.

European Heart Rhythm Association
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
 Our mission: To improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC
Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)

Our mission: To improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.


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