How’s your heart? Share your heart health story on Valentine’s Day
February 12, 2016
On Valentine’s Day, EU policymakers would love to know “How’s your heart?” to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the first cause of death in Europe, and to call for action.
Raising the bar: ESC’s Grants for Medical Research Innovation exceed expectations
February 10, 2016
The ESC is delighted to announce its decision to choose five, instead of four recipients, of its newly established Grants for Medical Research Innovation. The grant programme, sponsored exclusively by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), aims to stimulate worldwide research in cardiovascular medicine.
Smoking and inactivity lead to alarming rise in heart attacks among young Indians
February 10, 2016
An increase in smoking and physical inactivity in young adults in India has led to an alarming rise in heart attacks, doctors warned today at the 67th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).
ESC Congress 2016 programme now online
February 8, 2016
The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2016 is now online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event will convene in Rome, Italy, for the first time.
European Society of Cardiology CEO wins PCMA Chairman’s Award
January 14, 2016
The Chief Executive Officer of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Isabel Bardinet, has received the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Chairman’s Award. It was presented yesterday at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Vancouver, Canada.
New coronary congenital disease classification aids identification of secondary defects
January 11, 2016
A new classification of coronary congenital diseases is set to help surgeons identify secondary defects in the operating theatre. The scheme is outlined in a novel European Society of Cardiology (ESC) position paper published today in Cardiovascular Research.1 Clinical cardiologists will also know what to look for on cardiovascular images.
Coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have nearly double risk of death
December 17, 2015
Coronary heart disease patients with no teeth have nearly double the risk of death as those with all of their teeth, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study in more than 15 000 patients from 39 countries found that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with increasing death rates.
Heart injury reduced after bariatric surgery but not lifestyle intervention
December 10, 2015
Heart function in morbidly obese patients returns to normal after bariatric surgery but not after lifestyle intervention, reveals research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The results suggest that bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in morbidly obese patients.
Latin American migrants in Spain should be screened for Chagas disease
December 5, 2015
Latin American migrants in Spain should be screened for Chagas disease, particularly women before pregnancy, doctors urged today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015.
Can cancer itself damage the heart?
December 3, 2015
Research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 raises the possibility that cancer itself may damage heart muscle irrespective of exposure to cancer drug therapies. Researchers from the UK’s first dedicated cardio-oncology clinic found that both treated and untreated cancer patients had impaired heart function.
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
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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.