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ESC Congress 2013 - Amsterdam - Press Releases

31 August - 4 September 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The spotlight for ESC Congress 2013 is: “The heart interacting with systemic organs”

In other words, the heart may initiate or potentiate cardiovascular disease by interacting with systemic organs. This interaction may be part of the original disease mechanism or may be responsible for disease amplification and clinical syndromes.

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The ESC Congress is an annual international event held in Europe, dedicated to cardiovascular disease. It is the largest medical meeting in Europe, gathering over 30,000 participants every year.  

Press Conferences scheduled for ESC Congress 2013 


 Press Releases - ESC Congress 2013 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

04 Sep 2013Best of ESC Congress 2013
03 Sep 2013French Tour de France Cyclists Live Longer Than Their Non-Cyclist Countrymen
03 Sep 2013Despite Missing Primary Efficacy Endpoint, ATOMIC-AHF Identifies Positive Trends for Omecamtiv Mecarbil
03 Sep 2013Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Offers No Benefit Beyond Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Therapy in Narrow-QRS Heart Failure Patients
03 Sep 2013AQUARIUS: Effect of the Renin Inhibitor Aliskiren on Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis
03 Sep 2013Biomarker Assessment in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome Could be Practice-Changing: BIC-8 Results
03 Sep 2013Infections cause lower proportion of lead extractions than expected
03 Sep 2013Low BMI is a risk factor for CVD in hypertensive patients with diabetes
03 Sep 2013Being underweight increases death risk of CAD women by 2-fold
03 Sep 2013No improvement in oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in AF
03 Sep 2013EUROASPIRE IV reveals success and challenges in secondary prevention of CVD across Europe
03 Sep 2013EUROASPIRE IV: Adverse lifestyle trends counter improvements in CV risk factor management
03 Sep 2013Drug treatment for chronic HF acceptable but device implantations low
03 Sep 2013No reperfusion therapy is still a major problem in Europe
02 Sep 2013PURE: Contrasting associations between risk factor burden, CVD incidence and mortality in high, middle and low income countries
02 Sep 2013Treatment with the Anti-Diabetic Drug Alogliptin Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
02 Sep 2013SAVOR-TIMI 53 Sets New Standard for Cardiovascular Outcome Trials in Diabetes
02 Sep 2013ASSURE: Effect of an Oral Agent Inducing Apo A-I Synthesis on Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis
02 Sep 2013Common Blood Pressure Drug Reduces Aortic Enlargement in Marfan Syndrome
02 Sep 2013Women less likely to die after TAVI than men
02 Sep 2013TAVI is safe alternative to redo cardiac surgery
02 Sep 2013Metabolically healthy women have same CVD risk regardless of BMI
02 Sep 2013TAVI feasible in bicuspid aortic valve
02 Sep 2013Pacemaker for slow heart rhythm restores life expectancy
01 Sep 2013Something Old, Something New. The Hokusai-VTE Study Suggests Certain Sub-Groups of Venous Thromboembolism Patients May Need Review
01 Sep 2013Results of the TASTE Trial Challenge Current Practice of Blood Clot Aspiration After Heart Attack
01 Sep 2013TAO Results End Hope for Otamixaban in NSTE-ACS
01 Sep 2013Dabigatran Etexilate is Contraindicated in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valves
01 Sep 2013PARIS: Incidence and Impact of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Cessation On Adverse Cardiac Events Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
01 Sep 2013Preventive PCI Results in Better Outcomes than Culprit Artery PCI Alone in ST Elevation MI
01 Sep 2013Pre-Treatment with Prasugrel – More Risk, No Benefit: ACCOAST
01 Sep 2013Delayed Enhancement - MRI determinant of successful Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (DECAAF): Analysis of post ablation scar and outcome
01 Sep 2013A Shorter Interruption of Anti-Thrombotics Does Not Influence Peri-Operative Complications in Cardiac Patients
01 Sep 2013LINC Study Finds Mechanical Chest Compressions Are Equally as Effective as Manual CPR
01 Sep 2013IN-TIME: The Influence of Implant-Based Home Monitoring on the Clinical Management of Heart Failure Patients with an Impaired Left Ventricular Function
01 Sep 2013Cardiovascular risk factors highest in winter and lowest in summer
01 Sep 2013Cold weather produces more heart attacks
01 Sep 2013Physical activity decreases sudden cardiac death risk in unfit men
01 Sep 2013Listening to favourite music improves endothelial function in CAD
01 Sep 2013Quitting smoking drops heart attack risk to levels of never smokers
01 Sep 2013Family history doubles aortic stenosis risk
01 Sep 2013Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival just 7%
01 Sep 2013Big belly increases death risk in heart attack survivors
31 Aug 2013Statins reduce CV events in CAD patients with very low LDL-C
31 Aug 2013Reimbursement systems influence achievement of cholesterol targets
31 Aug 2013High dose statins prevent dementia
31 Aug 2013Statins prevent cataracts
31 Aug 2013CHADS2 risk score assigns over one-third of stroke patients to low or intermediate stroke risk
31 Aug 2013Mass screening identifies untreated AF in 5% of 75-76 year olds
31 Aug 2013Impact of AF on stroke risk eliminated with multiple risk factors
31 Aug 2013Diabetic stroke risk after AMI drops in 10 year period
31 Aug 2013STEMI incidence falls in Southern Switzerland after smoking ban implemented
31 Aug 2013Smokers who survive to 70 still lose 4 years of life
31 Aug 2013Short term smoking cessation reverses endothelial damage
31 Aug 2013ESC/EASD Diabetes Guidelines introduce HbA1c for diagnosis
31 Aug 2013New ESC Guidelines give imaging greater role in CAD diagnosis
31 Aug 2013GPs undertreat women with AF
07 Aug 2013ESC Congress 2013: Record number of Hot Line submissions
29 Jul 2013ESC Congress 2013: What’s in it for the Media?
15 Jan 2013ESC Congress 2013 media alert

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