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ESC Congress 2022 – Highlights from the Scientific Programme

Onsite in Barcelona and online: 26 to 29 August 2022


ESC Congress – the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals – is onsite and online for the first time in its 70-year history.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will reveal the hottest science in cardiovascular medicine across four days in Barcelona and digitally. Virtual attendees can stream numerous sessions live from the congress centre in Barcelona and access the on demand programme . Explore the scientific programme. Highlights include:

Late-breaking science showcasing major clinical trials presented in the main auditorium in Barcelona and broadcast to audiences across the globe. Accompanied by in-depth analysis of the results with the trialists and international experts. The call for late-breaking science is open until 6 June.

Four major ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be published:

  • Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
  • Cardiovascular management of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Pulmonary hypertension.

Featuring discussions and interviews with the Task Force Chairs on the recommendations set to most influence clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Ground-breaking scientific findings in cardiovascular medicine unveiled in more than 3,700 abstracts by health professionals and researchers from around the world.

Plus an extensive programme covering all aspects of cardiology including prevention, digital health, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, heart emergencies and much, much more.

This year’s Spotlight theme, “Cardiac Imaging”, is the basis of sound clinical decision making in contemporary practice. With profound implications for every area of cardiology, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. Including state-of-the-art presentations on imaging in athletes, during and after cardiac arrest, and to guide procedures. View the dedicated Spotlight sessions.

Is it time to say goodbye to aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease? Hear both sides of the argument from key opinion leaders in the Great Debates series. Scrutinising the most contentious issues in clinical cardiology today, such as whether artificial intelligence will change the way cardiology is practiced. Don’t miss the 20 years of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) session to get a glimpse of the future for this procedure.

Register now to join ESC Congress, for the latest scientific discoveries and cutting-edge clinical practice across all specialties of cardiovascular medicine.

Stay tuned for the press conference schedule and how to participate.



Notes to editor

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

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The hashtag for ESC Congress 2022 is #ESCCongress.

Journalists are invited to become accredited here.

The ESC has an updated Media and Embargo Policy.


About ESC Congress 2022

It is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals, disseminating ground-breaking science both onsite in Barcelona and online – from 26 to 29 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.