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Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020: improving survival from urgent heart conditions

7 to 9 March in Athens, Greece

Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
Acute Cardiac Care
Acute Coronary Syndromes

Innovative research in the diagnosis and treatment of heart emergencies will be revealed at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

The annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association, a branch of the ESC, takes place 7 to 9 March at the Megaron - Athens International Conference Centre. .

Acute cardiovascular care is the specialty of cardiology dealing with urgent and life-threatening conditions including heart attack, cardiac arrest, and acute heart failure.

Novel findings will be presented in more than 500 abstracts and clinical cases, among them:

  • Gender differences in treatment after a heart attack: do they exist?
  • Can children learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
  • How can patients improve their quality of life after a heart attack?
  • What are the risk factors for acute coronary syndromes in young patients?
  • Can artificial intelligence models predict outcomes after acute coronary syndromes?
  • Should you exercise after a heart attack?

Original data will be presented from the hottest big trials, adding details on how research will change practice in acute settings.1 Dr. Sergio Leonardi, scientific chair of the congress, said: “We will hear impactful, practice-changing presentations providing new information from ground-breaking clinical studies tailored to the acute setting.”

Two major trials in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes will be put under the microscope in The trial of the trials: AUGUSTUS vs ENTRUST AF PCI.2 Dr. Leonardi said: “Doctors want to know how to translate the evidence from these trials into better care for their patients. Leading experts will challenge the investigators on their choice of study design. We want to know how the methodology has influenced the results and their subsequent interpretation for clinical practice.”

Emerging data from controversial studies on how to prevent blood clots after a heart attack will be showcased in a dedicated session.3 “We are set for a lively debate on the timing and type of antithrombotic therapy for acute myocardial infarction patients, with the latest information presented on this topic,” said Dr. Leonardi.

The congress brings together more than 1,000 cardiologists, intensivists, anaesthetists, internists, emergency physicians, cardiac surgeons, nurses, paramedics and other allied professionals who care for acutely ill cardiac patients. Gathering from over 70 countries, participants will attend 60-plus sessions during the three-day meeting.

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References and notes

1Practice-changing original science in acute cardiovascular care.

2The trial of the trials: AUGUSTUS vs ENTRUST AF PCI.

3Optimising antithrombotic strategies in acute myocardial infarction.


About the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association

The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association is a branch of the ESC. Its mission is to improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with acute cardiovascular diseases.


About the Acute Cardiovascular Care congress  #acuteCVD20

Acute Cardiovascular Care is the annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.


Information for journalists attending Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2020 takes place 7 to 9 March at the Megaron - Athens International Conference Centre. Explore the scientific programme.

  • Free registration applies only to accredited press.
  • Credentials: A valid press cardor appropriate letter of assignment with proof of three recent published articles (cardiology or health-related or referring to a previous ESC event). Read the ESC media and embargo policy.
  • The ESC Press Office will verify the documents and confirm by email that your press accreditation is valid.
  • The ESC Press Office decision is final regarding all press registration requests.