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  • 2015 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

    These five new key reference documents, covering Ventricular Arrhythmias & Sudden Cardiac Death, Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Coronary Syndromes NSTE, Pericardial Diseases and Infective Endocarditis should be helpful in your everyday clinical decision-making.

  • EuroHeartCare 2016 - Submit your science

    Submit your abstract or clinical case before 1 November and be part of EuroHeartCare 2016's programme.
    You could also win the CCNAP Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care!
  • ESC Congress 2015

    Thank you to the 32 700 healthcare professionals who were in London for the world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event.

    You can now access a whole range of scientific resources free of charge.

  • 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.
    Cut the queues in Vienna , register online by 9 October.

  • Register for EuroEcho-Imaging 2015

    EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 is the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). This year's main themes are Cardiomyopathies and Early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and the congress will take place in Seville from 2 to 5 December 2015.

    Save on the registration fee by becoming an EACVI member.

  • ESC webinars on demand

    Play back for free the recordings of all the previous live ESC webinars on general cardiology.

  • Upcoming Courses

    Courses follow a practical and interactive, 'how to' style with clear learning objectives and are submitted for accreditation through EBAC.

Latest News

  • Clean air petition targets European Commissioners on World Heart Day

    September 29, 2015

    Europe’s top heart doctors, patient representatives, policy makers and the public have petitioned European Commissioners for Health, Environment, Climate Change and Transport in Brussels to tackle air and noise pollution.

  • New research suggests not all trans fatty acids are bad for you

    September 23, 2015

    New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids (TFAs) may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur naturally in foods such as dairy and meat products, according to a study published today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal [1].

  • EU Project unveils obesity & smoking trends across Europe and shows how primary prevention is the key to a healthy future

    September 22, 2015

    Results of the EConDA (Economics of Chronic Diseases) EU-funded project will be announced today in Brussels at a conference bringing together EU policymakers, health professionals, health economists and health stakeholders from the EU arena.

  • Acute Cardiovascular Care conference to highlight innovations and controversies

    September 17, 2015

    Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015 will highlight innovations and controversies in the field, guaranteeing great stories on topics relevant to the press.

  • Highlights of ESC Congress 2015

    September 2, 2015

    - PATHWAY – 2: Confirmed benefit of spironolactone for resistant hypertension

    - Pollution increases cardiovascular (CVD) risk

    - Use of technology allows more interaction between participants and presenters

  • Absorbable Matrix Did Not Prevent Cardiac Remodelling

    September 1, 2015

    An investigational material known Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM) that is injected through the coronary artery to prevent cardiac remodelling in heart attack patients had no significant effect compared to a saline placebo, according to results of the PRESERVATION I trial.

  • Largest Study to Date Shows No Benefit to Gene Transfer Therapy in Heart Failure

    September 1, 2015

    Gene transfer therapy aimed at correcting an enzyme abnormality involved in myocardial contraction and relaxation did not improve outcomes in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, results of the CUPID 2 study show

  • Absorbable Stents Prove Non-Inferior to Metal in STEMI study

    September 1, 2015

    A drug-eluting coronary stent made of absorbable material performed similarly to the gold-standard metal one in a non-inferiority trial among patients with the more serious type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to results of the ABSORB STEMI TROFI II trial.

  • Smoking prevalence stays the same but proportion with no intention to quit rises

    September 1, 2015

    Smoking prevalence has stayed the same but the proportion with no intention of quitting has risen in the last seven years, according to results from the latest EUROASPIRE surveys presented for the first time today at ESC Congress 2015 by Professor Kornelia Kotseva, chair of the EUROASPIRE Steering Committee and senior clinical research fellow at Imperial College London, UK.

  • European cardiomyopathies registry finds high use of defibrillators and genetic testing

    September 1, 2015

    The most representative snapshot of real world practice in cardiomyopathies in Europe has shown a higher than expected use of defibrillators and genetic testing. The baseline results of the ESC’s EORP Cardiomyopathy Registry Pilot are presented for the first time today at ESC Congress 2015.

  • European society of cardiology (ESC)


    A unique and diverse organisation of over 90 000 members, representing cardiology professionals in Europe and worldwide.

    The ESC includes 6 Associations, 15 Working Groups and 5 Councils and Fellows of the ESC, providing quality scientific resources, top-class congresses, respected guidelines, journals and other important educational tools covering all areas of cardiology. Read more

    The ESC also supports the development of strong policies for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the European Union, through its European Heart Agency in Brussels. Read more

ACCA - Acute Cardiac Care Association
EACPR - European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
EACVI - European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
EAPCI - European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention
EHRA - European Heart Rhythm Association
HFA - Heart Failure Association of the ESC


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 Oct 2015 Canopy 2 attenuates the transition from compensatory hypertrophy to dilated heart failure in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Author(s): Guo, J., Mihic, A., Wu, J., Zhang, Y., Singh, K., Dhingra, S., Weisel, R. D., Li, R.-K.
01 Oct 2015 Pacemaker lead endocarditis assessed by a multimodality imaging approach
Author(s): de Agustin, J. A., Gomez de Diego, J. J., Sanchez-Enrique, C., Vilacosta, I., Perez de Isla, L., Macaya, C.
01 Oct 2015 Atypical position of subcutaneus implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as a solution in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient with initially negative electrocardiographic screening
Author(s): Kaczmarek, K. A., Winter, J., Wranicz, J. K., Ptaszynski, P. A.
01 Oct 2015 First report of simultaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, and permanent pacemaker implantation after multi-vessel coronary stenting and left atrial appendage occlusion
Author(s): Binder, R. K., Maisano, F., Lachat, M.
01 Oct 2015 Device therapy in cardiac disease: a success story
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
01 Oct 2015 CardioPulse Articles * Leaders in cardiovascular medicine * Keith Fox: Caledonian collaborations and translational triumphs * New European Heart Journal international editorial board members * Action to tackle non-communicable diseases globally * Patients visualizing their calcified coronary arteries may be wake-up call to change lifestyle * VesselNavigator by Philips
01 Oct 2015 Infected cardiac-implantable electronic devices: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Nielsen, J. C., Gerdes, J. C., Varma, N.
01 Oct 2015 Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Greutmann, M., Pieper, P. G.
01 Oct 2015 Intra-operative defibrillation testing and clinical shock efficacy in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: the NORDIC ICD randomized clinical trial
Author(s): Bansch, D., Bonnemeier, H., Brandt, J., Bode, F., Svendsen, J. H., Taborsky, M., Kuster, S., Blomstrom-Lundqvist, C., Felk, A., Hauser, T., Suling, A., Wegscheider, K., for the NORDIC ICD Trial Investigators
01 Oct 2015 Defibrillation testing is not required during routine ICD implantation
Author(s): Kutyifa, V., Moss, A. J.
01 Oct 2015 Early performance of a miniaturized leadless cardiac pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing Study
Author(s): Ritter, P., Duray, G. Z., Steinwender, C., Soejima, K., Omar, R., Mont, L., Boersma, L. V., Knops, R. E., Chinitz, L., Zhang, S., Narasimhan, C., Hummel, J., Lloyd, M., Simmers, T. A., Voigt, A., Laager, V., Stromberg, K., Bonner, M. D., Sheldon, T. J., Reynolds, D., Micra Transcatheter Pacing Study Group
01 Oct 2015 Leadless pacemakers: leading us into the future?
Author(s): Mela, T., Singh, J. P.
01 Oct 2015 Rare genetic variants previously associated with congenital forms of long QT syndrome have little or no effect on the QT interval
Author(s): Ghouse, J., Have, C. T., Weeke, P., Bille Nielsen, J., Ahlberg, G., Balslev-Harder, M., Appel, E. V., Skaaby, T., Olesen, S.-P., Grarup, N., Linneberg, A., Pedersen, O., Haunso, S., Hastrup Svendsen, J., Hansen, T., Kanters, J. K., Salling Olesen, M.


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The ESC eLearning platform

The ESC eLearning platform is a web based tool which facilitates the harmonisation of cardiovascular training in cardiology.
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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)

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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