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    These five new key reference documents, covering Ventricular Arrhythmias & Sudden Cardiac Death, Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Coronary Syndromes NSTE, Pericardial Diseases and Infective Endocarditis should be helpful in your everyday clinical decision-making.

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Latest News

  • 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

  • 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
21 Nov 2015 CardioPulse Articles * The 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis * 'Ten Commandments' of 2015 ESC Guidelines for infective endocarditis * Professor George Sutherland on presenting the Rene Laennec Lecture on Clinical Cardiology at European Society of Cardiology 2015 in London * The Geoffrey Rose lecture at ESC Congress 2015 * Cardiac Centre of Excellence * The West German Heart Centre in Essen * Book review * The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging
21 Nov 2015 Music and the heart
Author(s)(s): Koelsch, S., Jancke, L.
21 Nov 2015 Histological diagnosis of septic embolic myocardial infarction
Author(s)(s): Mase, T., Kihara, A., Arao, K.
21 Nov 2015 Cardioprotection by combined intrahospital remote ischaemic perconditioning and postconditioning in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: the randomized LIPSIA CONDITIONING trial
Topic(s)(s):Acute coronary syndromes
Author(s)(s): Eitel, I., Stiermaier, T., Rommel, K. P., Fuernau, G., Sandri, M., Mangner, N., Linke, A., Erbs, S., Lurz, P., Boudriot, E., Mende, M., Desch, S., Schuler, G., Thiele, H.
21 Nov 2015 A new shield from the double-edged sword of reperfusion in STEMI
Author(s)(s): Kapur, N. K., Karas, R. H.
21 Nov 2015 Randomized trial of combination cytokine and adult autologous bone marrow progenitor cell administration in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: the REGENERATE-DCM clinical trial
Topic(s)(s):Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Author(s)(s): Hamshere, S., Arnous, S., Choudhury, T., Choudry, F., Mozid, A., Yeo, C., Barrett, C., Saunders, N., Gulati, A., Knight, C., Locca, D., Davies, C., Cowie, M. R., Prasad, S., Parmar, M., Agrawal, S., Jones, D., Martin, J., McKenna, W., Mathur, A.
21 Nov 2015 Revival of cytokine therapy in heart failure?
Author(s)(s): Kastrup, J.
21 Nov 2015 Lipoma of the interventricular septum
Author(s)(s): Monti, L., Scardino, C., Nardi, B., Balzarini, L.
21 Nov 2015 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis: The Task Force for the Management of Infective Endocarditis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) * * Endorsed by: European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)
Author(s)(s): Authors/Task Force Members, Habib, G., Lancellotti, P., Antunes, M. J., Bongiorni, M. G., Casalta, J.-P., Del Zotti, F., Dulgheru, R., El Khoury, G., Erba, P. A., Iung, B., Miro, J. M., Mulder, B. J., Plonska-Gosciniak, E., Price, S., Roos-Hesselink, J., Snygg-Martin, U., Thuny, F., Tornos Mas, P., Vilacosta, I., Zamorano, J. L., Document Reviewers, Erol, C., Nihoyannopoulos, P., Aboyans, V., Agewall, S., Athanassopoulos, G., Aytekin, S., Benzer, W., Bueno, H., Broekhuizen, L., Carerj, S., Cosyns, B., De Backer, J., De Bonis, M., Dimopoulos, K., Donal, E., Drexel, H., Flachskampf, F. A., Hall, R., Halvorsen, S., Hoen, B., Kirchhof, P., Lainscak, M., Leite-Moreira, A. F., Lip, G. Y. H., Mestres, C. A., Piepoli, M. F., Punjabi, P. P., Rapezzi, C., Rosenhek, R., Siebens, K., Tamargo, J., Walker, D. M.
21 Nov 2015 Infections, infarction, and heart failure: prevention and management
Topic(s)(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s)(s): Luscher, T. F.


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E-Journal of Cardiology Practice

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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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