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  • ESC Congress 2015

    Take part in the world's largest and most influential cardiovascular event.
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  • ICNC 12, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

    ICNC12 is in Madrid today

    Discover the final programme of ICNC12, the key international scientific congress, focusing on latest scientific developments, applications and research in Cardiovascular Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT.

    See latest photos from the congress here!

  • EuroPRevent 2015

    Last day to register online for the leading international event in preventive cardiology! Reduced registration rates for health professionals under 36 and medical students still available.

  • How hot's your prevention knowledge?

    Discover the latest EACPR prevention quizzes and test your knowledge!

    Cardioplumonary exercie testing: 66 year-old male with exertional dyspnoea

    Sports cardiology: Incidental findings in cardiovascular pre-participation screening programmes

    Take part in live quizzes on the EACPR stand during EuroPRevent in Lisbon from 14 to 16 May!


  • EACVI Echocardiography e-learning course

    Discover the first module of the complete Echo e-learning course.

    An extensive programme providing practical training on how to perform echo exams, covering the EACVI Echo Core Syllabus.

  • 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...

  • Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015

    Submit your science to Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015! Be a part of this unique opportunity to present your work to the most influential specialists in the field.

Latest News

  • Digoxin increases the risk of death in patients with heart problems, according to the largest study of the evidence so far

    May 5, 2015

    There is conflicting evidence about whether digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, might contribute to an increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Now, the largest review of all the evidence to date shows that it is associated with an increased risk of death in these patients, particularly in those being treated for AF.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis patients at increased risk of surprise heart attack

    May 4, 2015

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of a surprise heart attack, according to new research presented today at ICNC 12 by Dr Adriana Puente, a cardiologist in the National Medical Centre “20 de Noviembre” ISSSTE in Mexico City, Mexico. Risk was increased even when patients had no symptoms and was independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking and diabetes.

  • New test predicts sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients

    May 3, 2015

    A new test has been developed to predict sudden cardiac death in hemodialysis patients in whom such forecasts were previously impossible. The novel method was presented at ICNC 12 by Dr Akiyoshi Hashimoto, a cardiologist at Sapporo Medical University in Japan. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive protein and electrocardiogram (ECG).

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases the risk of sudden cardiac death

    April 29, 2015

    People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to new research published online in the European Heart Journal.

  • Polygamy increases risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold - Arabic version

    April 29, 2015
  • Polygamy increases risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold

    April 29, 2015

    The prospective multicentre observational study presented at presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) in Abu Dhabi today, examined the relationship between the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and number of wives.

  • World’s leading heart failure congress receives record abstract submissions

    April 28, 2015

    A record number of abstracts have been submitted to the world’s leading heart failure congress, promising more original science than ever before.

  • Initiatives in tackling the world's leading cause of death at preventive cardiology congress

    April 21, 2015

    While death rates from heart disease in Europe have more than halved in many countries and in most population groups since the early 1980s, heart disease remains by far the leading cause of death.

  • 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

  • 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
01 May 2015 From prevention to plaque rupture and infarction
Author(s): Luscher, T. F.
01 May 2015 CardioPulse Articles * The European Society of Cardiology at 2014 Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology in China * Mobile App for emergency cardiac care helps make best decisions in seconds * Cardiologists and peripheral interventions * Three-dimensional printed heart could reduce heart surgeries in children * Announcement * The 4th European Live Summit on Retrograde CTO Revascularization 8-9 May, Zurich, Switzerland
01 May 2015 Statin-associated muscle symptoms: impact on statin therapy--European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel Statement on Assessment, Aetiology and Management
Topic(s):Clinical update
Author(s): Stroes, E. S., Thompson, P. D., Corsini, A., Vladutiu, G. D., Raal, F. J., Ray, K. K., Roden, M., Stein, E., Tokgozoğlu, L., Nordestgaard, B. G., Bruckert, E., De Backer, G., Krauss, R. M., Laufs, U., Santos, R. D., Hegele, R. A., Hovingh, G. K., Leiter, L. A., Mach, F., Marz, W., Newman, C. B., Wiklund, O., Jacobson, T. A., Catapano, A. L., Chapman, M. J., Ginsberg, H. N., European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel, European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel, Stroes, Thompson, Corsini, Vladutiu, Raal, Ray, Roden, Stein, Tokgozoğlu, Nordestgaard, Bruckert, Krauss, Laufs, Santos, Marz, Newman, John Chapman, Ginsberg, John Chapman, Ginsberg, de Backer, Catapano, Hegele, Kees Hovingh, Jacobson, Leiter, Mach, Wiklund
01 May 2015 A bi-directional assessment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection by three-dimensional flythrough rendering of optical coherence tomography images
Author(s): Kim, J. B., Nam, H. S., Yoo, H., Kim, J. W.
01 May 2015 Influence of coronary vessel dominance on short- and long-term outcome in patients after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Topic(s):Acute coronary syndromes
Author(s): Veltman, C. E., van der Hoeven, B. L., Hoogslag, G. E., Boden, H., Kharbanda, R. K., de Graaf, M. A., Delgado, V., van Zwet, E. W., Schalij, M. J., Bax, J. J., Scholte, A. J. H. A.
01 May 2015 Current but not past smoking increases the risk of cardiac events: insights from coronary computed tomographic angiography
Author(s): Nakanishi, R., Berman, D. S., Budoff, M. J., Gransar, H., Achenbach, S., Al-Mallah, M., Andreini, D., Cademartiri, F., Callister, T. Q., Chang, H.-J., Cheng, V. Y., Chinnaiyan, K., Chow, B. J. W., Cury, R., Delago, A., Hadamitzky, M., Hausleiter, J., Feuchtner, G., Kim, Y.-J., Kaufmann, P. A., Leipsic, J., Lin, F. Y., Maffei, E., Pontone, G., Raff, G., Shaw, L. J., Villines, T. C., Dunning, A., Min, J. K.
01 May 2015 Serial imaging observations of vascular healing in a denervation-induced renal artery dissection
Author(s): Karanasos, A., Van Mieghem, N. M., Regar, E., Daemen, J.
01 May 2015 Clonal restriction and predominance of regulatory T cells in coronary thrombi of patients with acute coronary syndromes
Author(s): Klingenberg, R., Brokopp, C. E., Grives, A., Courtier, A., Jaguszewski, M., Pasqual, N., Vlaskou Badra, E., Lewandowski, A., Gaemperli, O., Hoerstrup, S. P., Maier, W., Landmesser, U., Luscher, T. F., Matter, C. M.
01 May 2015 Elastin fragmentation in atherosclerotic mice leads to intraplaque neovascularization, plaque rupture, myocardial infarction, stroke, and sudden death
Author(s): Van der Donckt, C., Van Herck, J. L., Schrijvers, D. M., Vanhoutte, G., Verhoye, M., Blockx, I., Van Der Linden, A., Bauters, D., Lijnen, H. R., Sluimer, J. C., Roth, L., Van Hove, C. E., Fransen, P., Knaapen, M. W., Hervent, A.-S., De Keulenaer, G. W., Bult, H., Martinet, W., Herman, A. G., De Meyer, G. R. Y.


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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

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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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