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Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology. Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe
 
Councils of the European Society of Cardiology

ESC Councils

Sharing knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains

03/12/2010 00:00:00
Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology

With medicine at a cross-roads for ‘critical change’, ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was ‘imperative’ for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments.  Read more

After the Mediterranean diet, now try a Nordic diet
The new Nordic diet, specially created to bridge the sometimes conflicting interests of health, gastronomy and sustainability, offers the potential to help weight control and reduce blood pressure.  The diet, Thomas Meinert Larsen will explain, was first developed after Danes described difficulties integrating a Mediterranean diet into their regular eating habits.  Read more
Stress and natural disasters may pose high risks for coronary artery spasm

In the William Harvey Lecture Hiroaki Shimokawa will urge cardiologists to pay more attention to coronary artery spasm. The condition, he says, can sometimes be overlooked by cardiologists in the West, who are often cautious about provocation tests.  Read more

A paradigm of translational medicine: the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

In the  Rene Laennec lecture Gaetano Thiene will recall the translational research odyssey which led him from studying arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) at autopsy to the discovery of culprit genes encoding proteins at cell junctions.  Read more 

Pictured left:  Gaetono Thiene with his wife Marialuisa Valente, who together discovered the cause of failure in porcine bioprosthetic valves.

‘Strongest scientific programme yet’ for ESC Congress 2014

'The ESC Congress has become the dominant scientific and educational forum in cardiology,' says Professor Keith Fox, chair of the Congress Programme Committee. 'It’s the place where the most innovative clinical and basic science studies get presented. That our meeting is now the number one international event in cardiology is underlined by higher-than-ever numbers of submissions from non-European countries.' Read more