In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

ESC Congress 2023 – Highlights from the Scientific Programme

Onsite in Amsterdam and online around the world: 25 to 28 August 2023


ESC Congress – the world’s largest cardiology event – promises an experience like no other.


During four packed days in Amsterdam and virtually, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will host the biggest global gathering of cardiovascular professionals. Coming together for the most exciting science and therapeutic innovations in cardiology. Explore the scientific programme.

Highly-anticipated results of pioneering clinical trials will be announced in the hot line sessions. Followed by detailed examination of the data by the investigators behind them and insights from key opinion leaders. Plus ground-breaking results from important registries and basic science studies. 

Five major ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be unveiled:

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Endocarditis
  • Focused update on the 2021 heart failure guidelines.

Delve into the detail with the Task Force Chairs as they explain how the recommendations will change clinical practice and benefit patients.

Cutting-edge findings will be revealed in more than 3,700 scientific abstracts presented by international cardiovascular health professionals and researchers.

The wide-ranging scientific programme incorporates the entire field of cardiology, from prevention to heart failure and everything in between. Including lifestyle habits, sports cardiology, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders and heart emergencies.

Featuring a Digital Health Stage with scientific sessions focused on contemporary issues in cardiovascular medicine. The robots have arrived – are doctors still needed? Is risk prediction by machines the new normal? Can digital solutions such as virtual hospitals, wearables and remote monitoring solve the healthcare crisis? What is inside the black box of artificial intelligence and what regulations are needed?

Don’t miss the popular Great Debates series where global experts present both sides of the argument on controversial topics in cardiology. Will artificial intelligence replace cardiologists? Should blood pressure be lowered as low as possible? And much more.

The spotlight of this year’s event is heart failure, which intersects all areas of cardiology and beyond to obesity, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Many cardiovascular conditions either cause heart failure or are complications of heart failure, including coronary artery disease, heart valve conditions, stroke, arrhythmias and sudden death. Discover the Spotlight sessions.

The congress theme is 'joining forces to protect the heart', acknowledging the importance of collaborating to meet today’s challenges and create a bright future for cardiology.

Register now to join ESC Congress 2023, for state-of-the-art science, practice-changing recommendations and new perspectives on the latest issues in cardiovascular medicine.

Stay tuned for the press conference schedule and how to take part.



Notes to editor

ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0)489 872 075

The hashtag for ESC Congress 2023 is #ESCCongress

Follow us on Twitter @ESCardioNews 


Journalists are invited to become accredited and register here.

Check out the ESC Media and Embargo Policy.


About ESC Congress 2023

It is the world’s largest gathering of cardiovascular professionals, disseminating ground-breaking science both onsite in Amsterdam and online – from 25 to 28 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.