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ESC Congress 2021 – scoops begin tomorrow


The Digital Experience: 27 to 30 August 2021


Get ready for the hottest new science in cardiovascular disease at ESC Congress 2021 – the world’s largest cardiovascular event.

The Opening Press Conference with the ESC President and the Congress Programme Chair kicks off tomorrow, Thursday 26 August, at 12:00 CEST, with a preview of what’s to come.

Also on Thursday – three embargoed press conferences:

  • Studies from the extensive abstract programme featured in:
    • “Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death” at 15:00 CEST.
    • “Heart Health Made Easy” at 17:00 CEST.
  • The first Hot Line Press Conference at 19:00 CEST.

Three more embargoed Hot Line Press Conferences take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 19:00 CEST.

Press conferences give journalists a first look at highly awaited results from major trials and studies of interest to the general public. Plus: priority access to the investigators who will answer questions from reporters around the world. Only accredited media can access embargoed press conferences: sign up now.

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be published each morning at 09:00 CEST, starting on Friday, with recommendations on heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiac pacing, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. View the sessions here.

During four days: all areas of cardiovascular disease covered across 15 channels. Featuring a dedicated COVID-19 channel with the latest research and trials.

Professor Stephan Windecker, Congress Programme Chair, said: “We have a tantalising scientific programme showcasing a plethora of fascinating new science and groundbreaking clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine. Stay tuned for studies that will change the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease.”



Notes to editor

ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0) 7 8531 2036

Follow us on Twitter @ESCardioNews 

The hashtag for ESC Congress 2021 is #ESCCongress.

Notes to editor

View the 2021 Press Conference schedule. Only accredited media can access embargoed press conferences and other material. Press releases will be available here when the embargo lifts.

Journalists are invited to become accredited.

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.

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