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  • ESC Congress 2016

    Attending ESC Congress is a unique experience!

    And being part of the most influential scientific programme in the world,
    is a powerful way to get international recognition for your expertise.

    Abstract submission deadline extended to 16 February, midnight CET

    Make the extra days count and submit your research now!

  • Candidate nominations for the 2016-2018 ESC Board, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee

    See the list of proposed candidates

  • Make the most of ESC Grants

    Discover the new ESC Congress Educational Grant (deadline 22 February) plus four other ESC Grants still open for application. All great opportunities to boost your medical career, broaden your experiences or facilitate your research project.


  • Discover the 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.

  • Discover the upcoming webinars in your topic of interest!

    Learn how to update your knowledge in cardiology by joining our experts online.

Latest News

  • How’s your heart? Share your heart health story on Valentine’s Day

    February 12, 2016

    On Valentine’s Day, EU policymakers would love to know “How’s your heart?” to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the first cause of death in Europe, and to call for action.

  • Raising the bar: ESC’s Grants for Medical Research Innovation exceed expectations

    February 10, 2016

    The ESC is delighted to announce its decision to choose five, instead of four recipients, of its newly established Grants for Medical Research Innovation. The grant programme, sponsored exclusively by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), aims to stimulate worldwide research in cardiovascular medicine.

  • Smoking and inactivity lead to alarming rise in heart attacks among young Indians

    February 10, 2016

    An increase in smoking and physical inactivity in young adults in India has led to an alarming rise in heart attacks, doctors warned today at the 67th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).

  • ESC Congress 2016 programme now online

    February 8, 2016

    The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2016 is now online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event will convene in Rome, Italy, for the first time.

  • 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.

  • 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
14 Feb 2016 Managing arrhythmias: diagnosis and modern treatment
Topic(s)(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s)(s): Lüscher, T. F.
14 Feb 2016 CardioPulse Articles * Gerhard Hindricks MD * Cardiac Centres Of Excellence * Leipzig Heart Centre - Department of Electrophysiology * New perspectives for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation * Syncope and near drowning may signal sudden death risk * Ear stimulation for atrial fibrillation favoured at ESC Congress London
14 Feb 2016 The year in cardiology 2015: arrhythmias and device therapy
Author(s)(s): Steffel, J., Jais, P., Hindricks, G.
14 Feb 2016 The role of catheter ablation in the management of ventricular tachycardia
Topic(s)(s):Novel therapeutic concepts
Author(s)(s): Tanawuttiwat, T., Nazarian, S., Calkins, H.
14 Feb 2016 Accessory pathway ablation in childhood forming the substrate for ventricular tachycardia in adulthood
Author(s)(s): Koch, J., Lücke, C., Gebauer, R., Hindricks, G., Arya, A.
14 Feb 2016 Efficacy of Antiarrhythmic Drugs Short-Term Use After Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (EAST-AF) trial
Topic(s)(s):Atrial fibrillation
Author(s)(s): Kaitani, K., Inoue, K., Kobori, A., Nakazawa, Y., Ozawa, T., Kurotobi, T., Morishima, I., Miura, F., Watanabe, T., Masuda, M., Naito, M., Fujimoto, H., Nishida, T., Furukawa, Y., Shirayama, T., Tanaka, M., Okajima, K., Yao, T., Egami, Y., Satomi, K., Noda, T., Miyamoto, K., Haruna, T., Kawaji, T., Yoshizawa, T., Toyota, T., Yahata, M., Nakai, K., Sugiyama, H., Higashi, Y., Ito, M., Horie, M., Kusano, K. F., Shimizu, W., Kamakura, S., Morimoto, T., Kimura, T., Shizuta, S., the EAST-AF Trial Investigators
14 Feb 2016 Antiarrhythmic drugs after ablation for atrial fibrillation: the hope, the hype, and the reality
Author(s)(s): Scott, L. R.
14 Feb 2016 Sudden unexpected death in children with congenital heart defects
Topic(s)(s):Congenital heart disease
Author(s)(s): Jortveit, J., Eskedal, L., Hirth, A., Fomina, T., Dohlen, G., Hagemo, P., Tell, G. S., Birkeland, S., Oyen, N., Holmstrom, H.
14 Feb 2016 Sudden cardiac death during exercise in patients with congenital heart disease: the exercise paradox and the challenge of appropriate counselling
Author(s)(s): Diller, G.-P., Baumgartner, H.
14 Feb 2016 Significance of electrocardiogram recording in high intercostal spaces in patients with early repolarization syndrome
Author(s)(s): Kamakura, T., Wada, M., Nakajima, I., Ishibashi, K., Miyamoto, K., Okamura, H., Noda, T., Aiba, T., Takaki, H., Yasuda, S., Ogawa, H., Shimizu, W., Makiyama, T., Kimura, T., Kamakura, S., Kusano, K.
14 Feb 2016 Sudden death in structurally normal heart: we have learned a lot, but still a long way to go
Author(s)(s): Brugada, J., Brugada, R.
14 Feb 2016 Estradiol regulates human QT-interval: acceleration of cardiac repolarization by enhanced KCNH2 membrane trafficking
Author(s)(s): Anneken, L., Baumann, S., Vigneault, P., Biliczki, P., Friedrich, C., Xiao, L., Girmatsion, Z., Takac, I., Brandes, R. P., Kissler, S., Wiegratz, I., Zumhagen, S., Stallmeyer, B., Hohnloser, S. H., Klingenheben, T., Schulze-Bahr, E., Nattel, S., Ehrlich, J. R.
14 Feb 2016 Another jigsaw piece in the complex picture of hormonal regulation of cardiac repolarization
Author(s)(s): Odening, K. E.
14 Feb 2016 An unusual cause of ventricular tachycardia
Author(s)(s): Webb, J., Frigiola, A., Carr-White, G., Chiribiri, A.
14 Feb 2016 Exercise-related Brugada pattern and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in a patient with Brugada syndrome: interplay between body temperature, haemodynamics and vagal activity
Author(s)(s): Ströker, E., de Asmundis, C., Chierchia, G.-B., Brugada, P.


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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
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
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
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
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.


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