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
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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.