Heart disease patients who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise
November 26, 2015
Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention.1
Mexico sees heart failure improvements with diet and exercise
November 21, 2015
Doctors in Mexico have shown the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise in patients with heart failure, in research presented at the Mexican Congress of Cardiology 2015.
TATORT-NSTEMI trial shows thrombus aspiration does not improve 12-month outcomes
November 19, 2015
Thrombus aspiration before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not improve 12-month clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), according to results from the TATORT-NSTEMI trial published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.
World Diabetes Day 2015 - Move more and eat healthily to prevent diabetes and heart attack
November 14, 2015
Move more and eat healthy food to prevent diabetes and heart attack, Europe’s leading heart doctors advised on World Diabetes Day today. This year’s campaign focuses on healthy eating as a key factor in the fight against diabetes.
World’s largest cardiovascular imaging conference showcases technological innovations
November 9, 2015
The world’s largest cardiovascular imaging conference is held 2 to 5 December 2015 in Seville, Spain at the Sevilla Palacio de Congresos (FIBES II). It is the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Prevent stroke and disability with healthy lifestyle
October 29, 2015
Prevent stroke and disability with a healthy lifestyle, Europe’s top heart doctors urged on World Stroke Day today.
Three-quarters of stroke patients in China have hypertension
October 29, 2015
Three-quarters of stroke patients in China have hypertension, reveals research presented at the 26th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) by Dr Meilian Tang, a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, China.
Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
October 25, 2015
Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals research presented at the SA Heart Congress 2015 by Professor Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa. Such events point to long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic heart condition that can be undetected or misdiagnosed as epilepsy or a panic attack.
AFNET and EHRA lay out roadmap to improve AF management
October 19, 2015
At least 30 million people worldwide live with atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite improved treatment options AF patients still suffer strokes, heart failures, and premature deaths. The German Atrial Fibrillation Network association (AFNET) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) initiated development of a roadmap to improve the quality of AF management. An international group of experts developed a set of initiatives and recommendations aimed at improving the care for AF patients. The report of the 5th AFNET/EHRA consensus conference is published online in the EP Europace journal today.
Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation and enable initiation of stroke prevention
October 17, 2015
Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015 by Dr Nathan Denham, a cardiologist at Warrington Hospital, UK.1
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European Heart Journal
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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.
The European Society of Cardiology comprises
6 Associations, 15 Working Groups, 5 Councils
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 (EACPR)
Our mission: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation in Europe.
European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Our mission: To promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
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 of the ESC
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.