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.
Changes in foetal hearts found in pregnant women with diabetes or obesity
December 3, 2015
Changes in foetal hearts have been found in pregnant women with diabetes or obesity, in research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 by Dr Aparna Kulkarni, paediatric cardiologist from the Bronx, New York, USA.
Negative news stories about statins are linked to people discontinuing treatment and an increase in heart attacks and early death
December 2, 2015
Researchers in Denmark have found that negative news stories about statins are linked to some people choosing to discontinue their statin treatment, which, in consequence, is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and dying from heart disease.
World’s top heart failure doctors pledge united action
November 30, 2015
The world’s top heart failure doctors have pledged united action to improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden of heart failure on society. Leaders from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and 36 National Heart Failure Societies formalised the promise by signing a Declaration.
Heart disease patients who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise
November 26, 2015
Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention.1
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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.