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  • EuroPRevent Meeting 2016

    Thank you for being with us at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis for an excellent EuroPRevent Meeting 2016.

    Hope to see you next year in Malaga: save the date 6-8 April 2017

  • ESC Congress 2016

    The place for you to hear first-hand the latest Hot Lines & Clinical Trial Results



  • Discover My ESC Stories

    This week, Franz Weidinger, from Austria.

  • Educational Courses: discover the ESC offer

    Check the next ESC courses taking place at the European Heart House and all around Europe!

Latest News

  • Male general practitioners more likely to consider heart disease a “man’s issue”

    June 22, 2016

    Male GPs less likely to assess cardiovascular risk in female patients

  • Late breaking research showcased for first time at basic cardiovascular science congress

    June 20, 2016

    Late breaking science sessions will be held for the first time at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016. The meeting is organised by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with 13 European cardiovascular science societies. It takes place 8 to 10 July at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence, Italy.

  • ESC Congress 2016 Press Schedule Announced Today

    June 17, 2016

    The press schedule for ESC Congress 2016 is announced today
    Journalists are invited to attend six hot line session press conferences and four press conferences with the themes.

  • How much you weigh as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age

    June 16, 2016

    Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age.

  • Aircraft noise associated with hypertension and organ damage

    June 15, 2016

    Long term exposure to aircraft noise is associated with hypertension and organ damage, reveals research presented today at the EuroPRevent 2016 meeting by Marta Rojek, a researcher at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland.1

  • 15 minutes daily exercise may be reasonable target in older adults

    June 14, 2016

    Fifteen minutes of daily exercise is associated with a 22% lower risk of death and may be a reasonable target for older adults, reveals research presented today at the EuroPRevent 2016 meeting by Dr David Hupin, a physician in the Department of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne, France.1

  • Atrial fibrillation associated with higher death risk in motor vehicle accident victims

    June 10, 2016

    A study in nearly three million motor vehicle accident victims has found that atrial fibrillation is associated with a higher risk of death. The research was presented today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016 by Dr Abhishek Deshmukh, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US

  • First consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies set to be published

    June 10, 2016

    The first consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies is set to be published simultaneously in EP-Europace, HeartRhythm, and the Journal of Arrhythmia. The key contents are launched today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016.

  • Being female increases stroke hospitalisation risk by 23% in atrial fibrillation patients

    June 9, 2016

    A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalised for acute ischaemic stroke than men. The research was presented today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016 by Dr Ghanshyam Shantha, a cardiovascular disease fellow at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, US.

  • Congratulations to Professor Karen Sliwa

    June 8, 2016

    Prof. Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, President of the South African Heart Association, Board Member of the South African Heart Failure Society and Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, is the new President of the World Heart Federation (WHF).

  • European society of cardiology (ESC)


    A unique and diverse organisation of over 90 000 members, representing cardiology professionals in Europe and worldwide.

    The ESC includes 6 Associations, 15 Working Groups and 5 Councils and Fellows of the ESC, providing quality scientific resources, top-class congresses, respected guidelines, journals and other important educational tools covering all areas of cardiology. Read more

    The ESC also supports the development of strong policies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the European Union, through its European Heart Agency in Brussels. Read more

ACCA - Acute Cardiac Care Association
EACPR - European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
EACVI - European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
EAPCI - European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention
EHRA - European Heart Rhythm Association
HFA - Heart Failure Association of the ESC


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
23 Jun 2016 Frontiers of interventional cardiology: plaque imaging, thrombus load, and bifurcation lesions
Topic(s)(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s)(s): Lüscher, T. F.
23 Jun 2016 CardioPulse Articles * The 2016 ESC European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice: The VI Joint Task Force * Book Review * The PCR-EAPCI Percutaneous Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine textbook * What's new in coronary interventions? Changes in concept * EACPR country of the month initiative: France
23 Jun 2016 Revascularization in stable coronary artery disease: a combined perspective from an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon
Topic(s)(s):Clinical update
Author(s)(s): Holmes, D. R., Taggart, D. P.
23 Jun 2016 Invasive coronary imaging: any role in primary and secondary prevention?
Author(s)(s): Di Mario, C., Moreno, P. R.
23 Jun 2016 Myocardial blush and microvascular reperfusion following manual thrombectomy during percutaneous coronary intervention for ST elevation myocardial infarction: insights from the TOTAL trial
Topic(s)(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s)(s): Sharma, V., Jolly, S. S., Hamid, T., Sharma, D., Chiha, J., Chan, W., Fuchs, F., Bui, S., Gao, P., Kassam, S., Leung, R. C. M., Horak, D., Romppanen, H. O., El-Omar, M., Chowdhary, S., Stankovic, G., Kedev, S., Rokoss, M. J., Sheth, T., Dzavik, V., Overgaard, C. B.
23 Jun 2016 Save your blushes and stop routine thrombus aspiration during primary PCI
Author(s)(s): Ong, P. J. L., Wijns, W. C.
23 Jun 2016 The comparative efficacy of bivalirudin is markedly attenuated by use of radial access: insights from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium
Topic(s)(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s)(s): Perdoncin, E., Seth, M., Dixon, S., Cannon, L., Khandelwal, A., Riba, A., David, S., Wohns, D., Gurm, H.
23 Jun 2016 Strategies to attenuate micro-vascular obstruction during P-PCI: the randomized reperfusion facilitated by local adjunctive therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction trial
Topic(s)(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s)(s): Nazir, S. A., McCann, G. P., Greenwood, J. P., Kunadian, V., Khan, J. N., Mahmoud, I. Z., Blackman, D. J., Been, M., Abrams, K. R., Shipley, L., Wilcox, R., Adgey, A. A. J., Gershlick, A. H.
23 Jun 2016 Finding an effective treatment for microvascular obstruction in STEMI: a road to perdition?
Author(s)(s): Kumbhani, D. J., de Lemos, J. A.
23 Jun 2016 Coronary bifurcation lesions treated with simple or complex stenting: 5-year survival from patient-level pooled analysis of the Nordic Bifurcation Study and the British Bifurcation Coronary Study
Topic(s)(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s)(s): Behan, M. W., Holm, N. R., de Belder, A. J., Cockburn, J., Erglis, A., Curzen, N. P., Niemelä, M., Oldroyd, K. G., Kervinen, K., Kumsars, I., Gunnes, P., Stables, R. H., Maeng, M., Ravkilde, J., Jensen, J. S., Christiansen, E. H., Cooter, N., Steigen, T. K., Vikman, S., Thuesen, L., Lassen, J. F., Hildick-Smith, D.
23 Jun 2016 Bifurcation lesions: no need to implant two stents when one is sufficient!
Author(s)(s): Colombo, A., Jabbour, R. J.
23 Jun 2016 First-in-man assessment of plaque rupture by polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain imaging in vivo
Author(s)(s): van der Sijde, J. N., Karanasos, A., Villiger, M., Bouma, B. E., Regar, E.
23 Jun 2016 FDG-PET/CT images during 5 years before acute aortic dissection
Author(s)(s): Tahara, N., Hirakata, S., Okabe, K., Tahara, A., Honda, A., Igata, S., Kaida, H., Abe, T., Akashi, H., Tanaka, H., Fukumoto, Y.
23 Jun 2016 A rare cause of ischaemia in late adulthood: multimodal imaging of an anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
Author(s)(s): Summers, M. R., Gentry, J. L., Pettersson, G., Jaber, W. A.


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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
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
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
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
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.


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