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  • ICNC 12, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

    Take the opportunity to join us in Madrid on 3-5 May!

    Register to attend ICNC12, the key international scientific congress, focusing on latest scientific developments, applications and research in Cardiovascular Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT.

    Deadline: 27 April

  • Focus on echocardiography in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - third in series

    Author: Irena Peovska

    HCM is a common genetic cardiovascular disease with the overall prevalence estimated between 0.05-0.2% of the population (1). HCM is a disease state characterised by unexplained, marked and asymmetric left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy associated with...

  • Heart Failure 2015

    Join the world’s leading heart failure communities in Seville from 23 to 26 May
    Register now to save up to 110 €.

    Late registration fee deadline : 20 April

  • ESC Congress 2015

    You can now send your applications for Hot Line, Clinical Trial Update, Registry and Basic & Translational Science Hot Line.

    Online submissions open until 1 May 2015

Latest News

  • Europe’s policy makers call for action on industrially produced trans fatty acids in foods in the European Union

    April 14, 2015

    The impact of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) on the health of citizens in the European Union (EU) will be debated today by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), representatives of the European Commission and WHO Europe.

  • Latest advances in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT announced at global meeting

    April 2, 2015

    ICNC is the key international scientific event for nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging

  • Cardiovascular disease kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%

    March 5, 2015

    CVD is by far the biggest cause of death in women but is still underestimated as a health problem.

  • Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack within the next two hours

    February 24, 2015

    The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the "usual frequency" patterns of anger. The findings emerged from a well controlled study in which acute coronary blockage was angiographically confirmed in patients hospitalised for suspected heart attack.

  • Most coronary patients in Europe are not meeting their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets after hospitalisation

    February 17, 2015

    Fewer than one half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive care.

  • One in four Saudis heading for heart attack in 10 years

    February 13, 2015

    Unhealthy lifestyles start at a young age in the Gulf and people reap the consequences early in life. Diabetes is a major risk factor.

  • Join the Twitter and Facebook Valentine’s Day campaign to promote heart health

    February 10, 2015

    Journalists and the public are invited to join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February.

  • Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

    February 10, 2015

    Meta-analysis shows that history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

  • ESC Congress 2015 programme online today

    February 6, 2015

    The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 is revealed online today. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30 000 cardiovascular professionals from 144 countries and over 700 journalists.

  • New molecule protects heart from toxic breast cancer drugs

    February 4, 2015

    Cardiotoxicity of drugs is a growing problem. Most people survive cancer but their hearts are affected by aggressive treatments.

  • European society of cardiology


    The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 80 000 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
14 Apr 2015 An update on heart failure and peripheral arterial disease
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
14 Apr 2015 CardioPulse Articles * Pharmadisclosure: much activity, but little progress, with the European Society of Cardiology ahead of many * Cardiac imaging of adult cancer patients on chemotherapy * Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure * The dilemmas in diagnosing left ventricular non-compaction in athletes
14 Apr 2015 Peripheral artery occlusive disease a major contributor to cardiovascular public health burden
Author(s): Baumgartner, I.
14 Apr 2015 Alcohol consumption and incident cardiovascular disease: not just one unifying hypothesis
Author(s): Conen, D.
14 Apr 2015 Too much is too much: evidence against dual RAAS inhibition in hypertensives with heart failure symptoms
Author(s): Ewen, S., Bohm, M.
14 Apr 2015 Neprilysin, cardiovascular, and Alzheimer's diseases: the therapeutic split?
Author(s): Vodovar, N., Paquet, C., Mebazaa, A., Launay, J.-M., Hugon, J., Cohen-Solal, A.
14 Apr 2015 Cardiac computed tomography in patients with acute chest pain
Author(s): Nieman, K., Hoffmann, U.
14 Apr 2015 'A blessing in disguise': myxoma cordis and Tako Tsubo cardiomyopathy
Author(s): van der Hoeven, N. W., van Loon, R. B., Kamp, O.
14 Apr 2015 Clinical impacts of additive use of olmesartan in hypertensive patients with chronic heart failure: the supplemental benefit of an angiotensin receptor blocker in hypertensive patients with stable heart failure using olmesartan (SUPPORT) trial
Topic(s):Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Sakata, Y., Shiba, N., Takahashi, J., Miyata, S., Nochioka, K., Miura, M., Takada, T., Saga, C., Shinozaki, T., Sugi, M., Nakagawa, M., Sekiguchi, N., Komaru, T., Kato, A., Fukuchi, M., Nozaki, E., Hiramoto, T., Inoue, K., Goto, T., Ohe, M., Tamaki, K., Ibayashi, S., Ishide, N., Maruyama, Y., Tsuji, I., Shimokawa, H., on Behalf of the SUPPORT Trial Investigators, on Behalf of the SUPPORT Trial Investigators, Shimokawa, on Behalf of the SUPPORT Trial Investigators, Fukuchi, Goto, Hiramoto, Inoue, Kato, Komaru, Ohe, Sekiguchi, Shiba, Shinozaki, Sugi, Tamaki, Hiramoto, Inoue, Kato, Ogata, Sato, Sugi, Ishide, Ibayashi, Maruyama, Ohno, Tamaki, Ogawa, Kitakaze, Tsuji, Watanabe, Sugiyama, Oyama, Nozaki, Nakamura, Takahashi, Endo, Fukui, Nakajima, Nakagawa, Nozaki, Yagi, Horiguchi, Fushimi, Sugai, Takeda, Fukahori, Aizawa, Ohe, Tashima, Sakurai, Kobayashi, Goto, Matsui, Tamada, Yahagi, Fukui, Takahashi, Takahashi, Kikuchi, Akai, Kanno, Kaneko, Suzuki, Takahashi, Akai, Katayose, Onodera, Hiramoto, Komatsu, Chida, Iwabuchi, Takeuchi, Yahagi, Takahashi, Otsuka, Koseki, Morita, Shinozaki, Ishizuka, Onoue, Yamaguchi, Fujita, Katoh, Namiuchi, Sugie, Saji, Takii, Sugimura, Ohashi, Fukuchi, Ogata, Tanikawa, Kitamukai, Matsumoto, Inoue, Koyama, Tomioka, Shioiri, Ito, Kato, Takahashi, Kawana, Sakata, Ito, Nakayama, Fukuda, Takahashi, Miyata, Sugimura, Sato, Matsumoto, Nakano, Shiroto, Tsuburaya, Nochioka, Yamamoto, Aoki, Hao, Miura, Kondo, Tatebe, Yamamoto, Suzuki, Nishimiya, Yaoita, Sugi, Yamamoto, Toda, Minatoya, Takagi, Hasebe, Nihei, Hanawa, Fukuda, Sakata, Takahashi, Miyata, Nochioka, Miura, Tadaki, Ushigome, Yamauchi, Sato, Tsuji, Onose, Abe, Saga, Suenaga, Yamada, Kimura, Ogino, Oikawa, Watanabe, Saga, Washio, Nagasawa, Nagasawa, Kotaka, Komatsu, Hashimoto, Ikeno, Suzuki, Hamada
14 Apr 2015 Presentation blood glucose and death, hospitalization, and future diabetes risk in patients with acute heart failure syndromes
Topic(s):Heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Sud, M., Wang, X., Austin, P. C., Lipscombe, L. L., Newton, G. E., Tu, J. V., Vasan, R. S., Lee, D. S.
14 Apr 2015 Peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischaemia: still poor outcomes and lack of guideline adherence
Topic(s):Peripheral artery disease
Author(s): Reinecke, H., Unrath, M., Freisinger, E., Bunzemeier, H., Meyborg, M., Luders, F., Gebauer, K., Roeder, N., Berger, K., Malyar, N. M.
14 Apr 2015 Alcohol consumption and risk of heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Topic(s):Prevention and epidemiology
Author(s): Goncalves, A., Claggett, B., Jhund, P. S., Rosamond, W., Deswal, A., Aguilar, D., Shah, A. M., Cheng, S., Solomon, S. D.
14 Apr 2015 Acute cocaine myocarditis: a word of caution
Author(s): Rijal, S., Cavalcante, J. L.


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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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