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ESC Congress 2021 – Press Programme announced

The Digital Experience: 27 to 30 August 2021


The Press Programme for ESC Congress – the world’s largest cardiovascular event – is revealed today.

Journalists from around the globe are invited to the Opening Press Conference on Wednesday 25 August and four embargoed Hot Line Press Conferences during ESC Congress 2021. Featuring new data on heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrest, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation – with opportunities to question investigators about their research.

Hot line sessions will be broadcast live from the studio in Amsterdam. Watch the sessions here.

In addition: two press conferences with presentations from the extensive abstract programme on cardiovascular health promotion and preventing sudden cardiac death. Plus, press releases on numerous other topics relating to heart health and a tip sheet on particular areas of interest.

Professor Carlos Aguiar, Chair of the ESC Communication Committee, said: “The ESC Congress Press Programme showcases the cardiovascular science of the year. We have a packed schedule of hot lines plus four updated ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines covering cardiac pacing, valvular heart disease, CVD prevention, and heart failure. Don’t miss the most highly-awaited studies of 2021.”

Professor Steen Kristensen, ESC Press Lead, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s online press conferences. Sign up and stay tuned for embargoed press releases on lifestyle behaviours, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease – we have a story for you.”


Register now here


Please note that only accredited Media may access embargoed press conferences and other material.


Press releases will be available here when the embargo lifts.



Notes to editor


Authors: ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0)4 89 87 20 85

Mobile: +33 (0)7 8531 2036

Follow us on Twitter @ESCardioNews 


The hashtag for ESC Congress 2021 is #ESCCongress.


Journalists are invited to become accredited and register here.

About ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience

It is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals, disseminating ground-breaking science in a new digital format. Online each day – from 27 to 30 August. Explore the scientific programme. More information is available from the ESC Press Office at


About the European Society of Cardiology

The ESC brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people to live longer, healthier lives.