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Novel Heart Valve Replacement Technique

2016 13 Sep

New research presented at South African Association Heart Congress 2016 reveals a novel heart valve replacement method that could offer hope to thousands of patients with rheumatic heart disease. As highlighted by lead author Dr Jacques Scherman, a cardiac surgeon in the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South... Read more

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PACIFIC Trial: Comparing Non-Invasive Coronary Artery Imaging

2016 29 Aug

To date, little evidence existed as to which non-invasive diagnostic test works best for patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). There is no consensus as such about the choice of non-invasive imaging modality and both European and U.S. guidelines do not advocate one test over another. Now, findings from the PACIFIC trial presented at... Read more

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ESC and EACTS Launch Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

2016 27 Aug

New guidelines on atrial fibrillation were published today in the European Heart Journal, the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the ESC website. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). “These are the first guidelines to target every atrial fibrillation specialist,”... Read more

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Integration and Cross-Collaboration: ESC Congress 2015

2015 24 Aug

Interview with Prof. Geneviève Derumeaux Chairperson - ESC Congress 2014-2016 Programme Committee The spotlight at this year’s ESC Congress is ‘Environment and the Heart’. How important is the environment in cardiology and what do cardiologists need to know? Despite epidemiological findings showing increased air pollution related cardiovascular disease... Read more

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Promoting Healthy Lifestyle to Combat Non-communicable Disease

2015 09 Jul

Leading experts in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart problems, diabetes and cancer, through healthy lifestyle initiatives. They say that identifying the enormous burden caused by NCDs is not enough and call for a "paradigm shift"... Read more

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Uninterrupted Vitamin-K Antagonists during Ablation and Device Implantation

2015 25 Jun

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation in a position paper presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace.

 “Antithrombotic management in patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures’ was produced by the... Read more

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Consensus Paper on Patient Preferences for Arrhythmias Management

2015 25 Jun

A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management was presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. “Patients live with the consequences of treatments so it’s reasonable that they should have some say.” The document was produced by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch... Read more

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First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias and Chronic Kidney Disease

2015 25 Jun

The first ESC recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in EP Europace. 
The paper was produced by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and is endorsed by the Heart Rhythm... Read more

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EuroHeartCare 2015 Programme Includes Cutting Edge Research

2015 25 May

The cardiovascular nursing event of the year is heading south to Croatia and will be held in Dubrovnik, 14-15 June 2015. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The 2015 meeting is held in collaboration with the Croatian Association... Read more

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Polygamy Increases Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 4-fold

2015 04 May

Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) by Dr Amin Daoulah, a cardiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives.APSC... Read more


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