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Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Presenters from abstracts selected for a presentation in a Moderated Posters session during ESC Congress are in competition for the best Moderated Poster.
Arrhythmias, Pacing, Resynchronisation: Cardiac implantable electronic device infection: variability in clinical presentation and outcomes in patients with or without previously abandoned leads
Heart Failure, LV Dysfunction: Predictors of 30-day mortality in patients with acute heart failure at emergency department admission: derivation and validation of the MEESSI-AHF scale
Congenital, Valvular Myopericardial Diseases, Pulmonary Circulation: Outcomes in moderate mixed aortic valve disease: is it time for a paradigm shift?
Ischaemia, Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Cardiac Care, Acute Coronary Syndromes: Direct comparison of four very early rule-out strategies for acute myocardial infarction using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I
Interventions, Peripheral Circulation, Stroke, Surgery: Medtronic CoreValve vs Edwards Sapien: a comparative analysis of efficacy, safety and mortality from an eight year nationwide registry
Prevention, Rehabilitation, Sports Cardiology, Nursing, Ageing: Modeling lipid-lowering therapy intensification in the real world: how many patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease would need a PCSK9 inhibitor?
Hypertension, Pharma: Dose-response relationship between proton pump inhibitor use and associated risk of myocardial infarction: a nationwide cohort study
Basic Science: Telomerase deficiency is associated with impaired diastolic function, mitochondrial dysfunction and increased fibrosis in a murine model of cardiac pressure overload
Cardiac Imaging & e-Technology: Diastolic dysfunction revisited: a new, feasible and unambigious classification predicts major cardiovascular events
Common clinical applications of CMR: Relationship between the morphology of myocardial infarction scar border assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance and the inducibility of ventricular tachycardia
Lipid-lowering agents - New perspectives: Dose-response relationship between proton pump inhibitor use and associated risk of myocardial infarction: a nationwide cohort study
Valve repair and assist devices: Long-term outcome of mitral valve repair versus replacement in a large series of patients with infective endocarditis
Management of syncope: Return to work is high following syncope: a nationwide study
Cell regenerative therapy: Human iPS cell-engineered 3D-cardiovascular tissue by stacking sheets with gelatin hydrogel microspheres for cardiac regenerative medicine
Cancer and cardiotoxicity: from bench to bedside: CCAAT/enhancer binding protein delta contributes to an earlier phase of pro-inflammatory response in doxorubicin related cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular risk scores: novel tunes in a familiar music: Reclassification of the Intermediate group classified according to HEARTSCORE taking in consideration individual genetic predisposition to Coronary artery disease.
New insights in aortic valve stenosis: Outcomes in moderate mixed aortic valve disease: is it time for a paradigm shift?
Challenging preconceptions in acute coronary syndromes.: In-hospital management and outcomes in pregnancy associated acute myocardial infarction: results from the United States national inpatient sample database
Novel clinical implications of cardiac CT: Association between aortic valve calcification quantified using non-contrast cardiac CT and aortic valve stenosis assessed by transthoracic echocardiography in the general
Cardiomyopathy with preserved ejection fraction: Amyloidosis and hypertension: Impact of impaired cardiac function on the progression of chronic kidney disease---role of pharmacomodulation of valsartan
Physiology of stenting from bench to bedside: Renal denervation suppresses coronary hyperconstricting responses after DES implantation in pigs in vivo -Evidence for the kidney-brain-heart interactions
Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation 2: Reversal strategies and outcomes of major bleeding associated with direct oral anticoagulants compared to warfarin in routine practice: interim results from a multi-centre all-comer cohort
The immune system in cardiovascular disease: Methyltransferase Set7 drives vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in obesity
Cardiomyopathies: Eosinophilic myocarditis in patients on dobutamine therapy: an underappreciated but not uncommon phenomenon
Are we ever going to get to lipid goals?: Modeling lipid-lowering therapy intensification in the real world: how many patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease would need a PCSK9 inhibitor?
Current trends in endocarditis: Usefulness of 18F-Fluordeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for diagnosis of prosthetic valve and intracardiac device infective endocarditis
Mechanisms of platelet activation: Evaluation of immature platelet parameters as compared to established predictors of platelet reactivity after thienopyridine loading
New developments in cardiovascular SPECT and PET: Detection of focal inflammatory CD68-positive macrophage infiltrates by 18F-FDG uptake in a rat model of autoimmune Myocarditis (EAM-model)
Complications of hypertension: Evaluation of coronary flow velocity by Doppler echocardiography in the treatment of hypertension with the ACEi/ARB: correlation to the histological cardiac fibrosis
New aspects on PCI: Prognostic significance of incomplete revascularization and bystander coronary anatomy following percutaneous coronary intervention: an observational study of 6,755 patients with multivessel disease
Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation 1: Increased use of oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation: Nationwide temporal trends in Denmark from 2005 to 2015
Vascular biology: Impact of the adiponectin paralog CTRP13 on endothelial cells
Diastolic function: Galectin-3 level and the severity of cardiac diastolic dysfunction using cellular and animal models and clinical indices
Improved risk prediction and subsequent action: Net Reclassification index of a genetic risk score and standard Framingham risk stratification in a european population
Advances in pulmonary embolism: Prothrombotic fibrin clot phenotype is associated with recurrent pulmonary embolism following discontinuation of anticoagulant therapy
Coronary revascularisation: how and how much: Transradial vs. transfemoral access in patients with ACS: bleeding complications and outcome
Computer modelling and simulation: A validated computational framework to simulate transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients before the procedure
Lifestyle and blood pressure: The impact of obesity and diet-induced weight loss on non-dippers and circadian BP patterns
PCI complications: Bleeding events and subsequent 30-day and 1-year mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention: a contemporary pooled patient-level analysis from the CHAMPION
Comorbidities and atrial fibrillation: Presence of diabetic complications does not incrementally increase risk of ischemic stroke in diabetic patients with atrial fibrillation
Ion channels: from the molecular level to integrative biology: Circadian rhythm in heart rate is due to an intrinsic circadian clock in the sinus node
Novel pharmacological therapy in chronic heart failure: The CaMKII inhibitor RA123456 attenuates heart failure and prevents ventricular and atrial arrhythmias in vivo
Prognosis and cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation: Mortality benefit of cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the modern era
Basic mechanisms in pulmonary hypertension: Inhibition of nuclear factor-kappaB-mediated inflammation improves RV function in rats with pulmonary artery banding
Insights on thrombosis and anticoagulants: Familial clustering of venous thromboembolism - A Danish nationwide cohort study
Insights on thrombosis and anticoagulants: Markers of thrombin generation in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction are associated with long term clinical outcome
Improving clinical response to CRT: Optimal coupling between vortical flow in left ventricular outflow tract and left ventricular ejection: a result of atrio-ventricular delay optimization
Hot issues in pericardial and myocardial disease: Treatment of idiopathic recurrent pericarditis with anakinra. A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial.
Comorbidities in coronary artery disease: what matters?: Combining high-sensitivity cardiac troponin and B-type natriuretic peptide in the detection of exercise-induced myocardial ischemia
Current data on TAVI outcomes: Medtronic CoreValve vs Edwards Sapien: a comparative analysis of efficacy, safety and mortality from an eight year nationwide registry
The relevance of biomarkers: a never ending story: Growth differentiation factor 15 is an independent marker of risk of major bleeding in atrial fibrillation: insights from the RE-LY trial
Metabolic factors and biomarkers: Uric acid levels predict coronary artery disease in essential hypertension: Data from a Greek 8-year-follow-up study
Cardiac biology and senescence : Telomerase deficiency is associated with impaired diastolic function, mitochondrial dysfunction and increased fibrosis in a murine model of cardiac pressure overload
Novel ultrasonic techniques : Novel index of right ventricular myocardial stiffness in patients with pulmonary hypertension: correlations with cardiac morphology and who functional class
The aortic valve: Resolving inconsistencies between gradient and flow measurements by echocardiography in patients with significant aortic valve stenosis and preserved LV ejection fraction
Drug treatment of hypertension: Results of the ESCAPE trial: an italian, multi-centre, phase IV, randomized, controlled, open-label trial on the effects of canrenone in hypertensive patients
Factors influencing long term PCI outcomes: Adverse clinical event occurrence beyond one year after an acute coronary syndrome: insights from the RECLOSE 2-ACS study
Overcoming ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death: Emergency dispatch, global positioning of first responders with distinct roles and automatic external defibrillators - a logistic solution to secure basic life support and defibrillation
Lipids and platelets: C2238 atrial natriuretic peptide molecular variant determines an increased platelet aggregation through the activation of NOX2 and the reduction of cAMP
New targets for biomarkers in heart failure: Adequacy of endogenous erythropoietin levels in anaemic heart failure patients - relationship with disease severity and co-morbidities
Up in smoke: the impact of tobacco use and smoking cessation: Effects of smoking and smoking cessation on twenty-four hour blood pressure
Improving diagnosis in cardiomyopathies: Cardiac magnetic resonance in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: combined functional assessment and tissue characterization versus task force criteria.
Optimising outcomes in acute coronary syndrome: Direct comparison of four very early rule-out strategies for acute myocardial infarction using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I
New technologies in echo-ventricular function and myocardial diseases: Diastolic dysfunction revisited: a new, feasible and unambigious classification predicts major cardiovascular events
Target organ damage in hypertension: Magnetic resonance imaging as an assessment tool in hypertension
Optimising primary PCI: Drug eluting stent vs. bare metal stent in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock - A substudy of the IABP-SHOCK II-trial
Management of device complications and lead extraction: are we getting better?: Cardiac implantable electronic device infection: variability in clinical presentation and outcomes in patients with or without previously abandoned leads
Angiogenesis: MiR-146a inhibition augments angiogenesis and myocardial regeneration
Prognostication in heart failure: Predictors of 30-day mortality in patients with acute heart failure at emergency department admission: derivation and validation of the MEESSI-AHF scale
Interplay between exercise and cardiac pathology: The effect of exercise on the aortic root diameter in young elite athletes with bicuspid aortic valve disease.
Interplay between exercise and cardiac pathology: Non-ischemic left ventricular scar as a substrate of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes
Challenges in congenital heart disease: Aortopathy in various types of adult congenital heart disease
Dual antiplatelet therapy: the long and the short of it!: Long term dual antiplatelet therapy after drug eluting stents: a meta-analysis of randomised studies
Congratulations to the winners of the Moderated Posters Awards Sessions 2015 !
Ventricular arrhythmias: stratification and treatment: Critical progressive activation delay after premature stimulation is associated with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy: results from the Leiden NICM Study
Heart failure therapy: Factors associated with dropout during the run-in period prior to randomization in PARADIGM-HF
Prognosis in pericardial disease: Recurrent pericarditis in children and adolescents.A multicentre cohort study
Post myocardial infarction outcome: Long term myocardial recovery after revascularization for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Anti-thrombotics in clinical practice: Initial experience with idarucizumab in dabigatran-treated patients requiring emergency surgery or interventon: interim results from the RE-VERSE AD study
Advancing the clinical application of biomarkers: Prognostic value of circulating MicroRNAs in patients with coronary artery disease - results from the AtheroGene study
Treatment of hypercholesterolemia. A vision to the future: Effect of K-877, a potent and selective PPAR alpha modulator (SPPARM alpha), on cholesterol efflux from macrophages in dyslipidemic patients
New advances in cardiovascular genetics and gene therapy: Impact of diabetes mellitus on Thymosin B4 mediated therapeutic neovascularization
Clinical impact and modulation of endothelial (dys)function: Altered molecular signature of cardiac microvascular endothelium after chronic pressure overload and transition to heart failure
Developments in nuclear cardiology, prognosis, risk stratification and management strategies: Effect of beta-blocking therapy on cardiac sympathetic nerve function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
Ventricular arrhythmias: stratification and treatment: Critical progressive activation delay after premature stimulation is associated with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy: results from the Leiden NICM Study.
Reperfusion of STEMI: Circadian variation of intracoronary thrombus aspiration efficacy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
New techniques and new applications in echocardiography: Effect of afterload increase on left ventricle mechanical dispersion and electromechanical window.
New techniques and new applications in echocardiography: Validation of 2D strain parameters in the diagnosis of acute rejection after heart trasplantation.
Outcomes after TAVI: Seven-year outcome after TAVI
Differentiating pulmonary arterial hypertension from other pulmonary hypertension groups: Impact of atrial contraction on diagnosis of pre- versus post-capillary pulmonary hypertension.
What's next in cardiovascular risk prediction? Biomarker-based risk score for prediction of cardiovascular events in stable coronary heart disease - Experiences from the STABILITY biomarker substudy.
Anti-thrombotics in clinical practice: Initial experience with idarucizumab in dabigatran-treated patients requiring emergency surgery or interventon: interim results from the RE-VERSE AD study.
Management in heart failure: new perspectives: Influence of angina and revascularization in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and coronary artery disease: insights from the STICH trial.
Treatment of hypercholesterolemia. A vision to the future: Effect of K-877, a potent and selective PPAR alpha modulator (SPPARM alpha), on cholesterol efflux from macrophages in dyslipidemic patients.
Antithrombotic prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation: High burden of potentially avoidable stroke from discontinuation of warfarin therapy in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Acute phase of STEMI: Revascularization strategies in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel disease in a real world population.
Advances in cardiac computed tomography imaging: Epicardial adipose tissue expansion and differentiation status predict myocardial redox state and coronary calcification.
Cardiovascular dysfunction and repair - Roles of inflammation and immune cells: Sphigosine-mono-phosphate (S1P) induces the migration of Muse cells but not non-Muse cells toward the rabbit post-infarct heart and contributes to the improvement of cardiac function and remodeling.
Advancing the clinical application of biomarkers: Prognostic value of circulating MicroRNAs in patients with coronary artery disease - results from the AtheroGene study.
Understanding pathophysiology from imaging and functional assessment: Usefulness of optical coherence tomography in determining the mechanisms of myocardial infarction in patients without angiographically demonstrable coronary artery disease.
Ominous signs in heart failure: Time-related cumulative incidence of congestive heart failure after childhood cancer treatment; a DCOG LATER study.
Hypertension and comorbidities: a challenge of treatment: Diverge responses of cardiac autonomic function to beta-blocker therapy depending on chronic kidney disease.
Atrial fibrillation in real world: Atrial fibrillation in patients admitted to coronary care units in western Sweden. focus on obesity and lipotoxicity
Pre-hospital phase of STEMI: Increased dissemination of registered AEDs is associated with higher rate of bystander defibrillation in public locations but not in residential areas - a nationwide study.
Information technology applications in cardiology: Assessment of deceleration capacity from short-term recordings predicts mortality after myocardial infarction.
Extracellular matrix, remodelling and inflammation: Glycoproteomics analysis of cardiac extracellular matrix reveals the presence of decorin fragments with anti-myostatin and anti-fibrotic activity.
Aortic stenosis - From basics to prognosis: Combining tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 125 and the logistic EuroSCORE improves risk stratification in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Differentiating physiological adaptation from cardiac pathology in athletes: Athletic cardiac adaptation is secondary to increased myocyte mass.
Prediction models in clinical practice: Implications of different criteria for percutaneous coronary intervention-related myocardial infarction on study results of three large phase III clinical trials: the CHAMPION experience.
Heart failure: diversity of phenotyping: MicroRNAs as a quantitative and prognostic biomarker of interstitial cardiac fibrosis in pressure overloaded mice.
Hypertension pathophysiology II: Non-invasive central systolic blood pressure not peripheral systolic blood pressure associated with kidney function decline in a chinese community-based population.
Different aspects in management of atrial fibrillation: Relationship between reduced left atrial function and electro-anatomical remodeling in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation.
Experimental and clinical research in myocardial ischaemia: Inflammatory activity of pericoronary adipose tissue in prediabetic patients with NSTE-ACS.
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance - Ischaemic heart disease: Prognostic significance of global myocardial perfusion reserve measured using coronary sinus flow during stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.
New advances in cardiovascular genetics and gene therapy: Impact of diabetes mellitus on Thymosin B4 mediated therapeutic neovascularization.
Advances in endocarditis: Socioeconomic status and risk of staphylococcus aureus bacteremia - a danish nationwide cohort study .
Impact of smoking cessation on cardiovascular prognosis: myths and reality: Prognostic influence of smoking in patients with an acute myocardial infarction: paradox or confusion? a propensity-score matched analysis.
Management of procedural risks: Disaster in the cath lab - cardiogenic shock induced by procedure: results from the EHS PCI registry.
Diastolic dysfunction: Inflammatory biomarkers predict HF severity and prognosis in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Hypertension treatment: Quality of cardiovascular drugs in street markets and pharmacies in 10 sub-saharan african countries: the seven study.
Antibradycardia pacing: Time course of detection of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF burden in patients with cardiac implanted electronic devices.
Improving antiplatelets regimen and cardioprotection in coronary patients: Rac-1 as a new target to modulate endothelial function and platelet aggregation in diabetes mellitus.
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance - Translational: Ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of cellular inflammation after myocardial infarction.
Diet, lipids and the vasculature: Dyslipidemia impairs high-density lipoprotein cardioprotective effects leading to larger infarcts. HDL-characterization by lipid analysis and differential proteomics.
Challenges in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: Relation between exercise capacity and skeletal muscle metabolism during exercise in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
Challenges in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: QRS fragmentation is superior to QRS duration in the prediction of death or ventricular tachycardia in adults with tetralogy of Fallot.
What does epidemiology teach us about cardiovascular risk? Prevalence and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia in the euroaspire iv project.
Current status and future directions of coronary artery bypass grafting: Long term follow-up following total arterial versus conventional and hybrid myocardial revascularisation: a propensity-match analysis.
Basic mechanisms in heart failure: Ca-homeostasis in human cardiac hypertrophy and end stage heart failure is directly impacted by modulations of protein phosphatase 1 and -2a activity.
Hypertension and haemodynamics: Aorta-to-upper arm pulse wave transit time ratio can predict the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke better than pulse wave velocity.
Complications in devices: Analysis of efficacy and safety of transvenous leads extraction and long term mortality after procedures in women and men.
Knowing more about STEMI and non-STEMI: Comparison of 10-Year follow-up mortality rates in a randomized trial comparing routine invasive versus selective invasive management in patients with non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome.
What's new in imaging for valvular heart disease? Novel method for determination of mitral regurgitation severity before and after percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair by contrast echocardiography.
Clinical impact and modulation of endothelial (dys)function: Altered molecular signature of cardiac microvascular endothelium after chronic pressure overload and transition to heart failure.
Advances in cardiomyopathies: Outcomes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A cohort study with matched non hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients.
Managing lipids - Statins and beyond: Prospectivev evaluation of cancer in 18,144 patients randomized to ezetimibe vs placebo: a prespecified analysis from the IMPROVE IT trial.
Assessing percutaneous treatment options for PAD: Optimal revascularization strategy for in-stent occlusion after femoro-popliteal stenting.
Myocardial function: The impact of left ventricular function and balloon aortic valvuloplasty on paravalvular leakage in patients undergoing TAVI.
Hypertension: devices and interventions: Transforming the information highway for the clinical management of blood pressure using an ambulatory setting, objective assessment, and digital communication.
Updates on ICD therapy: Primary prevention indication for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in post infarct patients: the value of myocardial infarction scar characterization by magnetic resonance imaging.
Post myocardial infarction outcome: Long term myocardial recovery after revascularization for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Developments in nuclear cardiology, prognosis, risk stratification and management strategies: Effect of beta-blocking therapy on cardiac sympathetic nerve function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
News in cardiac anatomy: Branch-related ruptures cause intramural hematoma and dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm in angiotensin II-infused ApoE -/- mice.
Prognosis in pericardial disease: Recurrent pericarditis in children and adolescents.A multicentre cohort study.
From pre-diabetes to vascular complications: Impact of serum 1,5-anhydro-d-glucitol level on prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
Percutaneous non-coronary techniques for stroke prevention: Long term result of the left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention in single high volume center.
Heart failure therapy: Factors associated with dropout during the run-in period prior to randomization in PARADIGM-HF.
Hypertension pathophysiology I: Hypertension control and medication burden in patients with additional risk factors in central and eastern europe.
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