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Latest News

  • Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction

    July 20, 2016

    Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70 000 patients published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

  • Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis

    July 9, 2016

    Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016 by Professor Aida Babaeva, head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia.

  • Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse premature aging

    July 8, 2016

    Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse the premature aging associated with obesity, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016.1 Patients had longer telomeres and less inflammation two years later.

  • Statins may be associated with reduced mortality in four common cancers

    July 8, 2016

    A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016.

  • European Medicines Agency talks to doctors and industry about revising trial design

    June 29, 2016
  • 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

  • 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 Jul 2016 Further steps in the TAVI revolution
Topic(s)(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s)(s): Lüscher, T. F.
21 Jul 2016 CardioPulse Articles * Assessment of prosthetic heart valves * The TACTICS initiative * The multidisciplinary heart team in valvular heart disease: an American Perspective * From 'wicked problems to Shakespeare's 'As You Like It: transforming leadership in cardiology * The European Heart Journal Podcast
21 Jul 2016 TAVI or No TAVI: identifying patients unlikely to benefit from transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Topic(s)(s):Clinical update
Author(s)(s): Puri, R., Iung, B., Cohen, D. J., Rodes-Cabau, J.
21 Jul 2016 The transcatheter valve technology pipeline for treatment of adult valvular heart disease
Topic(s)(s):Clinical update
Author(s)(s): Figulla, H. R., Webb, J. G., Lauten, A., Feldman, T.
21 Jul 2016 Outcomes of transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation at hospitals with and without on-site cardiac surgery department: insights from the prospective German aortic valve replacement quality assurance registry (AQUA) in 17 919 patients
Author(s)(s): Eggebrecht, H., Bestehorn, M., Haude, M., Schmermund, A., Bestehorn, K., Voigtländer, T., Kuck, K.-H., Mehta, R. H.
21 Jul 2016 Let us preserve the harmonious development of transcatheter aortic valve implantation!
Author(s)(s): Vahanian, A., Nataf, P.
21 Jul 2016 Early clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve replacement in inoperable, high-risk and intermediate-risk patients with aortic stenosis
Author(s)(s): Kodali, S., Thourani, V. H., White, J., Malaisrie, S. C., Lim, S., Greason, K. L., Williams, M., Guerrero, M., Eisenhauer, A. C., Kapadia, S., Kereiakes, D. J., Herrmann, H. C., Babaliaros, V., Szeto, W. Y., Hahn, R. T., Pibarot, P., Weissman, N. J., Leipsic, J., Blanke, P., Whisenant, B. K., Suri, R. M., Makkar, R. R., Ayele, G. M., Svensson, L. G., Webb, J. G., Mack, M. J., Smith, C. R., Leon, M. B.
21 Jul 2016 Early hypo-attenuated leaflet thickening in balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic heart valves
Author(s)(s): Pache, G., Schoechlin, S., Blanke, P., Dorfs, S., Jander, N., Arepalli, C. D., Gick, M., Buettner, H.-J., Leipsic, J., Langer, M., Neumann, F.-J., Ruile, P.
21 Jul 2016 Intracardiac echocardiography unveils large thrombus on a restenotic TAVR prosthesis more than 6 years after implantation
Author(s)(s): De Backer, O., Ihlemann, N., Olsen, N. T., Vejlstrup, N., Sondergaard, L.
21 Jul 2016 Does computed tomography detect bioprosthetic aortic valve thrombosis? New findings, new questions?
Author(s)(s): Bax, J. J., Delgado, V., Prendergast, B.
21 Jul 2016 Aortic valve surgery and survival in patients with moderate or severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular dysfunction
Topic(s)(s):Valvular heart disease
Author(s)(s): Samad, Z., Vora, A. N., Dunning, A., Schulte, P. J., Shaw, L. K., Al-Enezi, F., Ersboll, M., McGarrah, R. W., Vavalle, J. P., Shah, S. H., Kisslo, J., Glower, D., Harrison, J. K., Velazquez, E. J.
21 Jul 2016 Turned, wedged, but still no feeling: asymptomatic late transcatheter aortic valve dislocation into the LVOT
Author(s)(s): Arzt, S., Wilbring, M., Knaut, M.
21 Jul 2016 Mechanical aortic valves and massive mitral calcifications should not preclude transcatheter mitral Valve-In-Ring TAVI device implantation
Author(s)(s): Zuk, K., Stortecky, S., Wenaweser, P., Huber, C.
21 Jul 2016 Early degeneration and endocarditis in a transcatheter heart valve
Author(s)(s): Spartera, M., Schiavo Lena, M., Sanvito, F., Colombo, A.


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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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