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  • ESC Congress 2015

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Latest News

  • Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline

    July 31, 2015

    More time spent standing rather than sitting could improve your blood sugar, fats in the blood and cholesterol levels, according to a new study published today (Friday) in the European Heart Journal [1]. The study also shows that replacing time spent sitting with time walking could have additional benefits for your waistline and body mass index (BMI).

  • ESC Congress 2015 Hot Lines to reveal the latest in CVD research

    July 23, 2015

    Six hot line sessions at ESC Congress 2015 are set to reveal the latest in cardiovascular disease research across a range of conditions and comorbidities. Hot topics include atrial fibrillation, pacing, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, pharmacology and coronary artery disease.

  • Atrial fibrillation patient website launched in Italian and Spanish

    July 13, 2015

    The atrial fibrillation patient website AFib Matters has been launched in Italian and Spanish by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

  • Mums who smoke and give birth preterm more than triple their CVD risk

    July 9, 2015

    Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900 000 mothers published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

  • ESC statement in response to the FDA determination that trans fatty acids are no longer considered safe for consumption

    July 7, 2015

    The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers trans fatty acids (TFA) unsafe for consumption.

  • 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.

  • 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
21 Jul 2015 Arrhythmias: drugs and devices
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
21 Jul 2015 Supra-cardiac type (1a) total anomalous pulmonary venous return with right to left shunt atrial septal defect diagnosed by 320 slice CT
Author(s): Funabashi, N., Takaoka, H., Irie, R., Kobayashi, Y.
21 Jul 2015 CardioPulse Articles * A brief history of the European Society of Cardiology * Environmental hazards, air pollution, and noise as novel cardiovascular risk factors * Reduce air pollution to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases! * Stress and cardiovascular mortality: an evident but underestimated connection * Stress and the heart: the role of type D personality in personalized care * Music and the heart * The Asklepios project in perspective: the population on its way to ageing * European Heart for Children: a story of humanity and success * Announcement * European Heart for Children Global Forum Dinner
21 Jul 2015 Atrial fibrillation ablation: less is more?
Author(s): Mont, L.
21 Jul 2015 Valvular heart disease among non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a misnomer, in search of a new term
Author(s): Breithardt, G., Baumgartner, H.
21 Jul 2015 Are patients with cardiac implants protected against electromagnetic interference in daily life and occupational environment?
Topic(s):Novel Devices
Author(s): Napp, A., Stunder, D., Maytin, M., Kraus, T., Marx, N., Driessen, S.
21 Jul 2015 Uninterrupted rivaroxaban vs. uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists for catheter ablation in non-valvular atrial fibrillation
Topic(s):Atrial fibrillation
Author(s): Cappato, R., Marchlinski, F. E., Hohnloser, S. H., Naccarelli, G. V., Xiang, J., Wilber, D. J., Ma, C.-S., Hess, S., Wells, D. S., Juang, G., Vijgen, J., Hugl, B. J., Balasubramaniam, R., De Chillou, C., Davies, D. W., Fields, L. E., Natale, A., on behalf of the VENTURE-AF Investigators
21 Jul 2015 A minimal or maximal ablation strategy to achieve pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a prospective multi-centre randomized controlled trial (the Minimax study)
Author(s): McLellan, A. J. A., Ling, L.-H., Azzopardi, S., Lee, G. A., Lee, G., Kumar, S., Wong, M. C. G., Walters, T. E., Lee, J. M., Looi, K.-L., Halloran, K., Stiles, M. K., Lever, N. A., Fynn, S. P., Heck, P. M., Sanders, P., Morton, J. B., Kalman, J. M., Kistler, P. M.
21 Jul 2015 'Snooker-Ball'-sized cardiac ateriovenous malformation compressing coronary sinus visualized by 4D cardiac computed tomography
Author(s): Behnes, M., Akin, I., Stier, R., Henzler, T., Haubenreisser, H.
21 Jul 2015 Prognostic value of CHA2DS2-VASc score in patients with 'non-valvular atrial fibrillation' and valvular heart disease: the Loire Valley Atrial Fibrillation Project
Author(s): Philippart, R., Brunet-Bernard, A., Clementy, N., Bourguignon, T., Mirza, A., Babuty, D., Angoulvant, D., Lip, G. Y. H., Fauchier, L.
21 Jul 2015 Digoxin-associated mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature
Author(s): Vamos, M., Erath, J. W., Hohnloser, S. H.


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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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