The ESC Heart & Stroke 2020 conference took place 24-25 January, Barcelona. It was, once more, a success story. The conference covered different topics related to heart and stroke.
The keynote lecture was given by Prof. Hans-Christoph Diener, who critically analysed the ESUS (embolic stroke of undetermined source) concept.
Exciting pro and con debates about tracking arrhythmias after stroke with implantable devices (or the Iwatch) or about the value of transesophageal echocardiography in the work-up of stroke patients, shed light on different practical aspects of common problems in stroke patients.
The debates were complemented by how to sessions about stroke reperfusion and the management of complex stroke patients, i.e. the elderly patient, the one with heart failure or cancer patients.
Important aspects of secondary prevention, as well as, the different challenges of carotid artery stenosis (surgery vs. stenting, combined carotid and cardiac surgery) were discussed during the second day of this meeting.
Workshops related to stroke and infective endocarditis, PFO closure and antithrombotic therapies after TIA offered ideal platforms for interactive case discussions.
The abstract prizes of the ESC Heart & Stroke 2020 were attributed to:
- Azamat Baymukanov
- Jan Scheitz
- Tiberiu Pana
Don’t miss the next ESC Heart & Stroke, in Budapest, in spring 2021 (23-24 April).