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 . 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.
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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 (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 (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 (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.