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ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 resources

The international conference of the ESC Council on Stroke

25/01/2019 00:00 26/02/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 resources

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The ESC Heart & Stroke 2019 was a big sucess.  View the recources by clicking on the title of the presentations.

Read the article from Afzal Sohaib, ESC Council on Stroke Cardiologist of Tomorrow representative.

Friday 25 January 2019

Welcome by the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Council on Stroke (W. Doehner and J. Kovac)

Plenary session: Young clinician session

Chairs: A Sohaib / N Voigt

Great debate Pro/Contra I: ESUS Cardio view vs Neuro view

Chairs: N Bornstein / G Häusler


  • Thrombectomy in stroke can be performed only by neuroradiologists or neurologists (C Cognard)
  • Interventional cardiologists with carotid stenting experience should be involved in acute stroke treatment (P Widimsky)


  • ECG monitoring after stroke: how long? how frequently? In every stroke patient? (C Schmidt SoT)
  • AF burden - the new marker of stroke risk (Isabelle van Gelder)

Symposium: The stroke unit  Session

Chairs: W Doehner / JC Barthelemy

  • Case presentation: Cardiac complication on the stroke unit (M Rubiera)
  • Anticoagulation after acute stroke – when/ how to start (C Nolte)
  • Blood pressure management in acute stroke (T Kahan)

Keynote lecture - the Stroke Heart Syndrome

When stroke hits the heart. Troponin elevation and other problems (M Endres)

Hot topics debate: The role of interventional cardiologists in stroke treatment

Chairs: I van Gelder /M Mazighi

Great debate Pro/Contra II: Arrhythmias and stroke

  • Ablation of AF can prevent stroke YES (A Sohaib)
  • Ablation of AF can prevent stroke NO (G Boriani)


  • Thrombectomy in acute stroke – can we extend the time window?(D Skrypnik)
  • Stroke due to cardiac interventions – how big are the risks we take (P Lanzer)
  • Stroke as complication in TAVI and catheter intervention (J Kovac)
  • Stroke protection in cardiovascular surgery: what are the option (M Czerny)

Symposium Practical Management of Patients at Risk of Stroke – Where are we now

Chair: W. Doehner

  • Anticoagulation after a stroke: balancing the risks and benefits (D Nabavi)
  • Antithrombotic concepts for patients with AF and renal impairment (JB Westendorf)

Saturday 26 january 2019

Great debate Pro/Contra III: Cardiac interventions and stroke

Chairs: A Halliday / P Widimsky

  • AF Detection from algorhythms to implant devices (G Boriani)
  • LA Ablation definite therapy or recurrent AF– the real world picture (W Haverkamp)
  • Stroke in evolution and carotid stenosis – Management and priorities (A Halliday)
  • LAA occlusion – Case presentation and current data (U Landmesser)


  • Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close? YES (S Stortecky)
  • Cryptogenic stroke with PFO – ready to close?   NO (G Häusler)

Workshop session: Clinical cases and Guidelines

  • Workshop 1 Carotid stenosis but asymptomatic: operate or stent and when? (A Halliday / B Rantner)
  • Workshop 2 Aortic stenosis in the elderly: TAVI or surgery (J Kovac / M Czerny)
  • Workshop 3  Anticoagulation in a complex patient (e.g. CAD±PCI + AF) (T Kahan / P Widimsky)

Plenary Session: Summary and take home

Chairs: W Doehner / P Widimsky

Wrap-up of Workshops (Workshop leaders)

Summary and concluding remarks (W Doehner)