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Top ESC stories in the news in 2018

ESC press releases that made the most headlines

The most popular features came from ESC Congress presentations, some of them from late-breaking clinical trials, but generally, they focused on lifestyle issues and cardiovascular risk factors.

Here is a list of the top ten stories in terms of media coverage:

  1. Weight loss drug does not increase Cardiovascular Events- CAMELLIA study : 1531 clippings (ESC Congress 2018) 
  2. Take a vacation, it could prolong your life : 1127 clippings (ESC Congress 2018) 
  3. Deep forehead wrinkles may signal a higher risk for cardiovascular mortality : 983 clippings(ESC Congress 2018)
  4. Finding the sweet spot of a good night’s sleep: not too long and not too short : 963 clippings (ESC Congress 2018)
  5. Fish oils do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes- ASCEND study : 913 clippings (ESC Congress 2018)
  6. Bleeds and benefit with aspirin balanced in patients with diabetes and no effect on cancer- ASCEND study : 898 clippings (ESC Congress 2018)
  7. Jury still out on aspirin a day to prevent heart attack and stroke- ARRIVE study : 796 clippings (ESC Congress 2018)
  8. Stand up. It could help you lose weight : 457 clippings (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)
  9. Loneliness is bad for the heart : 403 clippings (EuroHeartCare 2018)
  10. Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer : 391 clippings (EuroEcho-Imaging 2018)

Check out all 2018 ESC press releases here 


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