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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.


    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.

Latest News

  • Oxford University Press launches European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

    July 3, 2015

    Oxford University Press (OUP) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are delighted to announce the launch of European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes (EHJQCCO), whose first issue published on the 2nd July.

  • Patient access to cardiovascular devices delayed by bureaucracy

    July 2, 2015

    Patients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals a Devices White Paper from the Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) published today in European Heart Journal.

  • Experts call for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle global burden of non-communicable disease

    July 2, 2015
    A group of some of the world’s top doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases through healthy lifestyle initiatives. "Stakeholders for healthy lifestyle interventions must share a common and collaborative vision.  This message is central to all the scientific bodies that took part in this joint policy statement. Our hope is that this global collaborative effort spurs a new approach." Prof Marco Guazzi, EACPR Board member and paper co-author.
  • 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.

  • 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


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
01 Jul 2015 Novel risk markers and mediators in coronary disease and stroke
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
01 Jul 2015 CardioPulse Articles * Leaders in cardiovascular medicine * Salim Yusuf MD: the physician who wants to improve the world's cardiovascular health * Spreading the success of cardiovascular medicine worldwide * Women in Cardiology: Elyse Foster MD * Centre of excellence * Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano, Switzerland
01 Jul 2015 Brotherhood of genetics and preventive medication
Author(s): Schunkert, H.
01 Jul 2015 Orthostatic hypotension: a new cardiac risk factor?
Author(s): Brady, P. A.
01 Jul 2015 Stroke: a rare but devastating procedural complication of PCI
Author(s): James, S.
01 Jul 2015 Shooting vascular oxidative stress: new hopes for stroke patients?
Author(s): Volpe, M., Paneni, F.
01 Jul 2015 Redox biomarkers in cardiovascular medicine
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Karimi Galougahi, K., Antoniades, C., Nicholls, S. J., Channon, K. M., Figtree, G. A.
01 Jul 2015 Cardiovascular dysfunction in children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Scherrer, U., Rexhaj, E., Allemann, Y., Sartori, C., Rimoldi, S. F.
01 Jul 2015 Post-ischaemic silencing of p66Shc reduces ischaemia/reperfusion brain injury and its expression correlates to clinical outcome in stroke
Author(s): Spescha, R. D., Klohs, J., Semerano, A., Giacalone, G., Derungs, R. S., Reiner, M. F., Rodriguez Gutierrez, D., Mendez-Carmona, N., Glanzmann, M., Savarese, G., Krankel, N., Akhmedov, A., Keller, S., Mocharla, P., Kaufmann, M. R., Wenger, R. H., Vogel, J., Kulic, L., Nitsch, R. M., Beer, J. H., Peruzzotti-Jametti, L., Sessa, M., Luscher, T. F., Camici, G. G.
01 Jul 2015 Genetic variation in the cholesterol transporter NPC1L1, ischaemic vascular disease, and gallstone disease
Topic(s):Coronary artery disease
Author(s): Lauridsen, B. K., Stender, S., Frikke-Schmidt, R., Nordestgaard, B. G., Tybjaerg-Hansen, A.
01 Jul 2015 Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality related to orthostatic hypotension: a meta-analysis of prospective observational studies
Author(s): Ricci, F., Fedorowski, A., Radico, F., Romanello, M., Tatasciore, A., Di Nicola, M., Zimarino, M., De Caterina, R.
01 Jul 2015 Stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention: type-specific incidence, outcomes and determinants seen by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2007-12
Topic(s):Interventional cardiology
Author(s): Kwok, C. S., Kontopantelis, E., Myint, P. K., Zaman, A., Berry, C., Keavney, B., Nolan, J., Ludman, P. F., de Belder, M. A., Buchan, I., Mamas, M. A., on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research
01 Jul 2015 Demonstration of the disease activity by serial carotid artery ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in a Behcet's disease patient with carotid artery stenosis
Author(s): Igata, S., Tahara, N., Tahara, A., Honda, A., Nitta, Y., Kusaba, K., Niiyama, H., Kaida, H., Abe, T., Yoshiyama, H., Fukumoto, Y.
01 Jul 2015 Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging visualizes drastic change in vortex flow in the main pulmonary artery after percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty in a patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Author(s): Ota, H., Sugimura, K., Miura, M., Shimokawa, H.


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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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