First recommendations published on imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves
May 4, 2016
The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves are published today in European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.
New heart failure guidelines set to be launched at congress in May
April 28, 2016
New European Society of Cardiology (ESC) heart failure guidelines are set to be launched at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Florence, Italy. The world’s leading heart failure congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. It takes place 21 to 24 May in the historic sixteenth century Fortezza da Basso.
China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity
April 27, 2016
Less than 1% of children were obese in 1985 compared to 17% of boys and 9% of girls in 2014.
Boys may be fatter than girls because of societal preference for sons.
A ‘Mediterranean’ diet is linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease, but a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk
April 25, 2016
A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world. The research also showed that eating greater amounts of healthy food was more important for these people than avoiding unhealthy foods, such as refined grains, sweets, desserts, sugared drinks and deep-fried food – a “Western” diet.
Heart attack patients more depressed but get less antidepressants
April 16, 2016
Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2016 by Dr Barbro Kjellström, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Greek dancing improves jumping ability of elderly heart failure patients
April 15, 2016
Greek dancing improves the jumping ability of elderly patients with heart failure, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.1 Patients randomised to Greek dancing jumped higher and faster than their sedentary counterparts. Those who danced had stronger legs and could walk further.
Poor patient warfarin knowledge may increase risk of deadly side effects
April 15, 2016
Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2016 by Dr Kjersti Oterhals, a nurse researcher at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.
Cancellation of EuroPRevent 2016
April 13, 2016
The EACPR Board has taken the difficult decision to cancel EuroPRevent 2016 which was scheduled to take place in Istanbul from 5 to 7 May 2016.
Record attendance expected at Europe’s leading cardiovascular magnetic resonance meeting
April 13, 2016
EuroCMR covers the full spectrum of the clinical application of CMR from congenital heart disease to all adult cardiac diseases. This is reflected in the congress theme "current clinical application of CMR".
Cardiovascular prevention in refugees on nursing conference agenda
March 21, 2016
In line with current events and particularly pertinent to Greece, cardiovascular prevention in refugees and other marginalised groups is on the agenda of EuroHeartCare 2016, which will be held 15 to 16 April at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece.
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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
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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.
The European Society of Cardiology comprises
6 Associations, 15 Working Groups, 5 Councils
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 (EACPR)
Our mission: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation in Europe.
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
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
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
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.