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  • Just two weeks left for Heart Failure 2016 registration

    Don't miss this opportunity for the latest updates in the field of heart failure!

    Heart Failure 2016 takes place in the magnificent Fortezza da Basso (Florence Italy) from 21-24 May 2016

    Deadline 14 May !

  • EuroPRevent meeting, 14 & 15 June 2016 

    at the European Heart House - Sophia Antipolis, France

    Get ready to interact, exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices around cardiovascular prevention


    Registration is now open! 

    Deadline : 6 June

  • My ESC Story

    Discover some ESC Stories from members of the ESC community.
    This week,  Christophe Leclercq, from France, ESC Member since 2002 shares with us his best memories, his experiences and his wishes.

    You are also part of the ESC community, so share with us your ESC Story.

  • ESC Guidelines on Infective Endocarditis

    Discover all the documents and tools to help you implement the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Infective Endocarditis in your daily practice.

  • ESC Congress 2016

    Abstracts results now available !

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Latest News

  • First recommendations published on imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves

    May 4, 2016

    The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves are published today in European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging.

  • New heart failure guidelines set to be launched at congress in May

    April 28, 2016

    New European Society of Cardiology (ESC) heart failure guidelines are set to be launched at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Florence, Italy. The world’s leading heart failure congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC. It takes place 21 to 24 May in the historic sixteenth century Fortezza da Basso.

  • China pays price of western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity

    April 27, 2016

    Less than 1% of children were obese in 1985 compared to 17% of boys and 9% of girls in 2014.

    Boys may be fatter than girls because of societal preference for sons.

  • A ‘Mediterranean’ diet is linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease, but a ‘Western’ diet is not associated with an increased risk

    April 25, 2016

    A “Mediterranean” diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world. The research also showed that eating greater amounts of healthy food was more important for these people than avoiding unhealthy foods, such as refined grains, sweets, desserts, sugared drinks and deep-fried food – a “Western” diet.

  • Heart attack patients more depressed but get less antidepressants

    April 16, 2016

    Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2016 by Dr Barbro Kjellström, a researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Greek dancing improves jumping ability of elderly heart failure patients

    April 15, 2016

    Greek dancing improves the jumping ability of elderly patients with heart failure, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.1 Patients randomised to Greek dancing jumped higher and faster than their sedentary counterparts. Those who danced had stronger legs and could walk further.

  • Poor patient warfarin knowledge may increase risk of deadly side effects

    April 15, 2016

    Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2016 by Dr Kjersti Oterhals, a nurse researcher at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.

  • Cancellation of EuroPRevent 2016

    April 13, 2016

    The EACPR Board has taken the difficult decision to cancel EuroPRevent 2016 which was scheduled to take place in Istanbul from 5 to 7 May 2016.

  • Record attendance expected at Europe’s leading cardiovascular magnetic resonance meeting

    April 13, 2016

    EuroCMR covers the full spectrum of the clinical application of CMR from congenital heart disease to all adult cardiac diseases. This is reflected in the congress theme "current clinical application of CMR".

  • Cardiovascular prevention in refugees on nursing conference agenda

    March 21, 2016

    In line with current events and particularly pertinent to Greece, cardiovascular prevention in refugees and other marginalised groups is on the agenda of EuroHeartCare 2016, which will be held 15 to 16 April at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece.

  • 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
01 May 2016 LDL-cholesterol targets: perspectives for the use of PCSK9 inhibitors
Topic(s)(s):ISSUE @ A GLANCE
Author(s)(s): Lüscher, T. F.
01 May 2016 CardioPulse Articles * The PCSK9 story * What have we learned so far from the biology of PCSK9? * Nabil G. Seidah PhD * The biology of PCSK9 inhibition: some unanswered questions * Professor Ulrich Laufs MD * The annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum in Chicago * Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum, 2015 Winners
01 May 2016 Initiation of PCSK9 inhibition in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia entering adulthood: a new design for living with a high-risk condition?
Author(s)(s): Vuorio, A., Watts, G. F., Kovanen, P. T.
01 May 2016 Replacing statins with PCSK9-inhibitors and delaying treatment until 18 years of age in patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia is not a good idea
Author(s)(s): Langslet, G.
01 May 2016 Safety and efficacy of LY3015014, a monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9): a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study
Topic(s)(s):Vascular medicine
Author(s)(s): Kastelein, J. J. P., Nissen, S. E., Rader, D. J., Hovingh, G. K., Wang, M.-D., Shen, T., Krueger, K. A.
01 May 2016 Huge left ventricle cardiac fibroma in an adult patient
Author(s)(s): Li, D., Luo, S., Wang, Y., An, Q.
01 May 2016 Monoclonal antibodies targeting PCSK9 and the search for prolonged duration of effect
Author(s)(s): Ridker, P. M.
01 May 2016 Electron microscopy reveals morphosis of multi-layered mitochondria in the myocardium of a patient with mitochondrial cardiomyopathy
Author(s)(s): Ikeda, M., Sezutsu, Y., Sakamoto, T., Ide, T.
01 May 2016 Percent reduction in LDL cholesterol following high-intensity statin therapy: potential implications for guidelines and for the prescription of emerging lipid-lowering agents
Author(s)(s): Ridker, P. M., Mora, S., Rose, L., the JUPITER Trial Study Group
01 May 2016 Lower might be better - It matters how you get there, and in whom
Author(s)(s): Robinson, J. G.
01 May 2016 Cardiac perforation as a rare complication of acupuncture
Author(s)(s): Wigger, O., Stortecky, S., Most, H., Englberger, L.
01 May 2016 Mutations causative of familial hypercholesterolaemia: screening of 98 098 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study estimated a prevalence of 1 in 217
Topic(s)(s):Prevention and epidemiology
Author(s)(s): Benn, M., Watts, G. F., Tybjaerg-Hansen, A., Nordestgaard, B. G.
01 May 2016 Familial hypercholesterolaemia: a common disease
Author(s)(s): Ray, K. K., Hovingh, G. K.
01 May 2016 Patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia are characterized by presence of cardiovascular disease at the time of death
Topic(s)(s):Coronary artery disease
Author(s)(s): Krogh, H. W., Mundal, L., Holven, K. B., Retterstol, K.


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E-Journal of Cardiology Practice

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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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