New test predicts SCD
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 pulmonary disease increases SCD risk
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.
Heart Failure 2015 Media Alert
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.
EuroPrevent 2015 Media Alert
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
Cardiovascular disease kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%
March 5, 2015
CVD is by far the biggest cause of death in women but is still underestimated as a health problem.
Episodes of intense anger associated with high risk of heart attack within the next two hours
February 24, 2015
The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the "usual frequency" patterns of anger. The findings emerged from a well controlled study in which acute coronary blockage was angiographically confirmed in patients hospitalised for suspected heart attack.
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
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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.