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  • Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015

    Take part in the exchange and join the world's leading acute cardiovascular care communities in Vienna from 17-19 October.
    Benefit from the early fee until 24 July.

  • EHRA EP Preparatory course

    15 - 17 October 2015, Sophia-Antipolis (France).
    The course covers theoretical aspects of electrophysiology, as well as practical exercises on systematic interpretation of tracings.

  • EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015

    The congress took place on 21 to 24 June 2015 in Milan, Italy.
    Thank you for participating to this record-breaking event.
    Discover the photos and latest news.

  • ESC Congress 2015

    Be there for the most exciting science this year!
    Discover the Hot Line sessions. See why you must be there.

  • ESC webinars on demand

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

  • Webinar: Imaging in TAVI procedures

    Join Bernard Cosyns, Victoria Delgado and Andreas Hagendorf on Friday 03 July 2015 from 18:00 to 19:00 CEST for this free live event.

Latest News

  • Unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management published

    June 24, 2015

    A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management is presented today1 at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace.

  • First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease published

    June 24, 2015

    The first ESC recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are presented today1 at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace.

  • Uninterrupted NOAC therapy during AF ablation is safe

    June 24, 2015

    Uninterrupted treatment with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is safe, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr Carsten Wunderlich, senior consultant in the Department of Invasive Electrophysiology, Heart Centre Dresden, Germany.

  • ESC recommends uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation

    June 23, 2015

    The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation in a position paper presented today at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace.

  • Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones

    June 22, 2015

    Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany.

  • Patients test drive pacemaker before choosing permanent implant

    June 22, 2015

    Patients are test driving a pacemaker outside the skin before deciding whether to have a permanent implant, reveals novel research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Professor Michael Giudici, director of arrhythmia services in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, US.

  • ESC Congress 2015 Press Schedule Announced Today

    June 19, 2015

    The press schedule for ESC Congress 2015 is announced today. The packed programme includes six hot line press conferences and four press conferences under the themes environment and the heart (this year’s congress spotlight); cardiac arrest: improving outcomes; lifestyle and hypertension; and life-threatening scenarios.

  • Randomised controlled trials must be simplified to sustain innovation

    June 16, 2015

    Randomised controlled trials must be simplified to sustain innovation in cardiovascular diseases, which are still the biggest killer in Europe, according to the Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT).

  • Visualising calcified coronary arteries may be wake-up call to change lifestyle

    June 15, 2015

    Looking at images of their own calcified coronary arteries may be a wake-up call for patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease to change their lifestyles, reveals new research.

  • Poor sleep associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

    June 15, 2015

    Poor sleep is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to results from the WHO MONICA study.

  • 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

Calendar

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...

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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 Jun 2015 Invasive cardiac aspergillosis presenting as complete heart block in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Topic(s):CARDIOVASCULAR FLASHLIGHTS
Author(s): Lima da Silva, G., Pinto, F. J., Almeida, A. G.
21 Jun 2015 Imaging, prevention, and rehabilitation
Topic(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
21 Jun 2015 CardioPulse Articles * The European Association for the study of diabetes * Global economic impact of diabetes * Medical management of peripheral artery disease in diabetes mellitus * Coronary revascularization in diabetic patients * Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and cardiovascular outcomes: decongesting the matter * Blood sugar levels in heart failure patients predict risk of early death, hospitalizations, and diabetes * ACCORD trial shows glycaemic control reduces myocardial infarction in type 2 diabetics
Topic(s):CardioPulse
Author(s):
21 Jun 2015 Cardiac rehabilitation: why is it an underused therapy?
Topic(s):EDITORIALS
Author(s): Laukkanen, J. A.
21 Jun 2015 Are statins failing in heart failure?
Topic(s):EDITORIALS
Author(s): Kjekshus, J.
21 Jun 2015 Magnetic resonance imaging safety in pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: how far have we come?
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Nordbeck, P., Ertl, G., Ritter, O.
21 Jun 2015 Haeme oxygenase signalling pathway: implications for cardiovascular disease
Topic(s):Prevention
Author(s): Fredenburgh, L. E., Merz, A. A., Cheng, S.
21 Jun 2015 Cardiac rehabilitation and survival in a large representative community cohort of Dutch patients
Topic(s):Acute coronary syndromes
Author(s): de Vries, H., Kemps, H. M. C., van Engen-Verheul, M. M., Kraaijenhagen, R. A., Peek, N.
21 Jun 2015 Assessment of a standardized algorithm for cardiac pacing in older patients affected by severe unpredictable reflex syncopes
Topic(s):Arrhythmia/electrophysiology
Author(s): Brignole, M., Ammirati, F., Arabia, F., Quartieri, F., Tomaino, M., Ungar, A., Lunati, M., Russo, V., Del Rosso, A., Gaggioli, G., on Behalf of the Syncope Unit Project (SUP) Two Investigators, on Behalf of the Syncope Unit Project (SUP) Two Investigators, Brignole, Ammirati, Bartoletti, Del Rosso, Gulizia, Lunati, Russo, Ungar, Ponte, Brignole, Ammirati, Arabia, Arabia, Quartieri, Iori, Bottoni, Brignole, Oddone, Croci, Maggi, Donateo, Solano, Tomaino, Unterhuber, Pescoller, Manfrin, Rauhe, Ungar, Ceccofiglio, Rafanelli, Toffanello, Chisciotti, Tesi, Lunati, Vecchi, Russo, Pierri, Del Rosso, Gaggioli
21 Jun 2015 The effect of statin therapy on heart failure events: a collaborative meta-analysis of unpublished data from major randomized trials
Topic(s):Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Preiss, D., Campbell, R. T., Murray, H. M., Ford, I., Packard, C. J., Sattar, N., Rahimi, K., Colhoun, H. M., Waters, D. D., LaRosa, J. C., Amarenco, P., Pedersen, T. R., Tikkanen, M. J., Koren, M. J., Poulter, N. R., Sever, P. S., Ridker, P. M., MacFadyen, J. G., Solomon, S. D., Davis, B. R., Simpson, L. M., Nakamura, H., Mizuno, K., Marfisi, R. M., Marchioli, R., Tognoni, G., Athyros, V. G., Ray, K. K., Gotto, A. M., Clearfield, M. B., Downs, J. R., McMurray, J. J.
21 Jun 2015 Late intracardiac orthopedic wire migration presenting as tamponade and stroke
Topic(s):CARDIOVASCULAR FLASHLIGHTS
Author(s): Hedon, C., Khoueiry, Z., Verges, M., Pasquie, J.-L.
21 Jun 2015 Exacerbation of cardiac energetic impairment during exercise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a potential mechanism for diastolic dysfunction
Topic(s):Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Dass, S., Cochlin, L. E., Suttie, J. J., Holloway, C. J., Rider, O. J., Carden, L., Tyler, D. J., Karamitsos, T. D., Clarke, K., Neubauer, S., Watkins, H.

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ESC Congress 365

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The ESC eLearning platform

The ESC eLearning platform is a web based tool which facilitates the harmonisation of cardiovascular training in cardiology.
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E-Journal of Cardiology Practice

You know about the challenges of keeping up to date with the latest research results or best practices. The E-journal is a weekly e-mail written by leading experts in Europe, summarising an important topic in cardiology.

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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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