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Topic of the Month

Highlighting some of the science presented at ESC Congress


The Prevention & Rehabilitation topic has been chosen to unveil the new ESC Congress 365 feature: “Topic of Month” section in its relation to ESC Congress 2015 Spotlight “Environment and the Heart”.

“Pollution interacts with traditional cardiovascular risk factors, with obese people more affected for instance because they store microparticles in their adipose tissue.” said Professor Derumeaux (1).

Nobel Prize laureate Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn has presented the keynote lecture and chair sessions on premature ageing and cardiovascular disease. “Professor Blackburn [shared] her extensive knowledge on how cardiovascular disease may lead to premature ageing and thereby increase the severity of disease,” said Professor Derumeaux.

Through this new section, watch & read a selection of scientific content related to this topic.

(1)Newby DE, Mannucci PM, Tell GS, et al. Expert position paper on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. European Heart Journal. 2015;36(2):83-93b. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu458. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Topic of the month: prevention and rehabilitation

Sessions from ESC Congress 2015

Hot lines


Highlight sessions

  • Preventive cardiology

Selected presentations

  • Prolonged event-free survival in more complex cases of heart disease
  • ODYSSEY trials
  • IMPROVE-IT trial
  • The VISION Study
  • Cardiovascular diseases: it is not my fault... I have bad genes!

ESC TV Selection

This selection of ESC TV videos gives an insider perspective on scientific content affecting your daily practice. The videos provide a summary of the main issues at hand so that users can gain a quick overview before exploring further into Congress 365.

More resources on ESC website


  • Prevention programme on the ESC eLearning platform


  • The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology embraces all the scientific, clinical and public health disciplines that address the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiovascular rehabilitation and exercise physiology.
  • ESC Textbook of Preventive Cardiology: an official textbook of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR) is a state of the art resource for both the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  • ESC Handbook of Preventive Cardiology: A 'how-to' manual for busy healthcare professionals. Complementing the 2012 Joint European Guidelines on cv disease prevention and in line with recommendations from the EACPR. An invaluable source of tools and skills to assist with the delivery of effective cardiovascular disease prevention.


  • Practice Guideline Track on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice
  • Practice Guideline Track on Non Cardiac Surgery

Congress in Review

Official peer-reviewed highlights from ESC Congress 2015

  • ESC Congress 2015 in Review – Focus on Prevention