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ESC Congress 2023 Press Activities

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We are proud to welcome the world's media to ESC Congress 2023. Thank you for being part of this major cardiovascular meeting and for sharing the latest cardiovascular science and its impact on all of us, with the world. 


Press conferences

Thursday 24 August 11:30 to 12:00 - Opening Press Conference

Presenters: Professor Franz Weidinger (Vienna, Austria),  Professor John McMurray (Glasgow, UK), Doctor Carlos Aguiar (Lisbon, Portugal)

The Opening Press Conference will be live on Twitter @EscardioNews

Thursday 24 August 16:00 to 17:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 1

Chairperson: Martin Halle (Munich, Germany)

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Friday 25 August 11:15 

STEP HFpEF: once-weekly semaglutide in people with HFpEF and obesity

Doctor Mikhail Kosiborod (Kansas City, USA)
Friday 25 August 11:35 

NOAH-AFNET 6: Oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial high rate episodes

Prof Paulus Kirchhof (Hamburg, Germany)
Friday 25 August 11:55  COP-AF - Colchicine for the prevention of perioperative atrial fibrillation after major thoracic surgery Ass Prof David Conen (Ancaster, Canada)

Friday 25 August 13:00 to 13:30 - Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Press Conference 

Chairperson: Professor Victor Aboyans (Limoges, France)

Speakers: Doctor Ramon Luengo-Fernandez (Oxford, UK), Professor Aleksandra Torbica (Milan,Italy), Professor Panos Vardas (Athens, Greece) 

Friday 25 August 15:00 to 16:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 2

Chairperson: Aldo Maggioni (Milano, Italy)

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Saturday 26 August 08:30 Qiliqiangxin in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction - the QUEST study Prof Xinli Li (Nanjing, China)
Saturday 26 August 08:52 BUDAPEST CRT Upgrade: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy upgrade in heart failure with right ventricular pacing - a multicentre, randomised, controlled trial Prof Bela Merkely (Budapest, Hungary)
Saturday 26 August 09:14 HEART-FID: Ferric Carboxymaltose in Heart Failure with Iron Deficiency Dr Robert Mentz (Durham, USA)

Saturday 26 August


Effects of FCM on recurrent HF hospitalizations: an individual participant data meta-analysis Dr Piotr Ponikowski (Wroclaw, Poland)

Friday 25 August 16:30 to 17:30 - Hot Line Press Conference 3

Chairperson: Steen Dalby Kristensen (Aahrus, Denmark)

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Saturday 26 August 16:30

FIRE trial: Physiology-Guided Complete PCI in Older MI Patients

Dr Simone Biscaglia (Ferrara, Italy)
Saturday 26 August 16:50

ECLS-SHOCK - venoarterial membrane oxygenation in cardiogenic shock

Prof Holger Thiele (Leipzig, Germany)
Saturday 26 August 17:10

STOPDAPT-3: An Aspirin-Free antithrombotic strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention 

Dr Masahiro Natsuaki (Saga, Japan)


Saturday 26 August 14:00 to 15:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 4

Chairperson: Steen Dalby Kristensen (Aahrus, Denmark)

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Sunday 27 August 08:30

ILUMIEN IV: OCT Versus Angiography 

Dr Ziad Ali (St Francis, USA)
Sunday 27 August 08:52

OCT-guided or angiography-guided PCI in complex bifurcation lesions. The OCTOBER trial

Dr Niels Ramsing Holm (Aarhus, Denmark)
Sunday 27 August 09:14


Prof Duk-Woo Park (Seoul, Korea)
Sunday 27 August 09:36


OCT vs. IVUS vs. angiography guidance: a real-time updated network meta-analysis

Dr Gregg Stone (New York, USA)


Saturday 26 August  15:30 to 16:30 - Hot Line Press Conference 5

Chairperson: Faiez Zannad (Paris, France)

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Sunday 27 August 


ATTRibute-CM: acoramidis (AG10) in patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy

Dr Julian Gillmore (London, UK)

Sunday 27 August


ARREST trial: Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest center for OHCA

Dr Tiffany Patterson (London, UK)

Sunday 27 August


ADVENT: Pulsed Field Ablation vs Thermal Ablation (RF/Cryo) for Paroxysmal AF

Prof Vivek Reddy (New York, USA)


Saturday 26 August 18:00 to 19:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 6

Chairperson: John Cleland (Glasgow, UK)

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Sunday 27 August 16:30

MULTISTARS AMI: Multivessel immediate versus staged revascularization in STEMI

Ass Prof Barbara Elisabeth Stahli    (Zurich, Switzerland)
Sunday 27 August 16:50

CASTLE-HTx: Catheter Ablation versus Medical Therapy to Treat Atrial Fibrillation in End-stage Heart Failure 

Prof Philipp Sommer (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany)
Sunday 27 August 17:10

The FRAIL-AF randomized controlled trial

Dr Geert-Jan Geersing (Utrecht, Netherlands)


Sunday 27 August 14:00 to 15:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 7

Chairperson: Carlos Aguiar (Lisbon, Portugal)

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Monday 28 August


Extended clopidogrel monotherapy versus DAPT in high-risk patients: the OPT-BIRISK trial

Prof Yaling Han   (Shenyang, China)

Monday 28 August


ARAMIS - Anakinra versus Placebo in Acute Myocarditise PRE18FFIR Trial: Coronary Plaque Activity to Predict Recurrent Events

Dr Mathieu Kerneis   (Paris, France)

Monday 28 August


DANPACE II - Reducing atrial pacing in Sinus Node Disease

Dr Mads Brix Kronborg  (Aarhus, Denmark)

Sunday 27 August 15:30 to 16:30 - Hot Line Press Conference 8

Chairperson: Steen Dalby Kristensen (Aarhus, Denmark)

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Monday 28 August


RED-CVD: Improving early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and COPD

Ms Amy Groenewegen (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Monday 28 August


NITRATE-CIN - Inorganic nitrate to prevent CIN after angiography for ACS Dr Dan Jones (London, UK)

Monday 28 August


DICTATE-AHF: Early Dapagliflozin Initiation in Acute Heart Failure

Prof Zachary Cox (Nashville, USA)

Monday 28 August


PUSH-AHF: Natriuresis guided therapy in acute heart failure

Dr Jozine Ter Maaten (Groningen, Netherlands)


Sunday 27 August 18:00 to 19:00 - Hot Line Press Conference 9

Chairperson: Bianca Rocca (Rome, Italy)

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Monday 28 August


RIGHT: Prolongation of anticoagulation after Primary PCI

Prof Yan Yan (Beijing, China)

Monday 28 August


ONCO DVT Study; Optimal duration of anticoagulation therapy for isolated distal deep vein thrombosis in patients with cancer study

Dr Yugo Yamashita (Kyoto, Japan)
Monday 28 August 17:10

Prospective Meta-Analysis of SGLT2 Inhibitor Randomized Trials in COVID-19

Dr Mikhail Kosiborod  (Kansas City, USA)


New 2023 ESC Guidelines

Publication Friday 25 August at 08:30 CEST 

Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chairpersons: Robert Byrne and Borja Ibanez

Chairpersons: Elena Arbelo and Juan Pablo Kaski

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Chairpersons: Nikolaus Marx and Massimo Federici

Chairpersons: Victoria Delgado and Michael Borger

Focused update of the 2021 Heart Failure Guidelines
Chairpersons: Theresa McDonagh and Marco MetraAtrial fibrillation

ESC Congress 2023 Press Releases




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