European Society of Cardiology

The latest news from the ESC Congress, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

Meeting News

ATTEST: Radiofrequency ablation superior to antiarrhythmic drugs for AF progression

October 10, 2019
PARIS — Early radiofrequency ablation was superior to antiarrhythmic drugs to delay the progression to persistent atrial fibrillation among…
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EARNEST-PVI: Optimal AF ablation strategy remains unclear

October 7, 2019
PARIS — Both noninferiority and superiority could not be established when pulmonary vein isolation alone was compared with pulmonary vein…
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Oral anticoagulation use increases for AF, stroke admissions decrease in Italy

October 6, 2019
PARIS — The use of oral anticoagulation increased as the prescriptions of antiplatelet agents decreased in patients with atrial fibrillation…
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GALACTIC: Vasodilation may not improve mortality, rehospitalization for acute HF

October 4, 2019
PARIS — Early intensive and sustained vasodilation was well tolerated among patients with acute HF, but it did not improve all-cause mortality…
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Salt substitute reduced hypertension incidence by 55% in Peru

September 26, 2019
PARIS — A pragmatic population-wide salt substitute strategy implemented in Peru contributed to reductions in both systolic and diastolic BP…
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VIDEO: Top takeaways from ESC Congress with Dipti Itchhaporia, MD

September 25, 2019
PARIS — In this video exclusive, Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, with Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach and University of…
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BIOSTEMI: SES superior to EES for target lesion failure at 1 year

September 24, 2019
PARIS — Biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents were superior to durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents with regard to target lesion…
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Transfer for primary PCI remains superior to fibrinolysis at 16 years in DANAMI-2

September 23, 2019
PARIS — The benefit of interhospital transfer for primary PCI over fibrinolysis at the local hospital was maintained at 16-year follow-up in…
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Influenza vaccine reduces poor outcomes in hypertension

September 23, 2019
PARIS — Influenza vaccination is associated with a significantly reduced risk for all-cause mortality, CV mortality and death from acute MI and…

Highlights from ESC Congress: DAPA-HF, new guidelines, intervention updates and more

September 22, 2019
Whether you attended the European Society of Cardiology Congress in person or followed from afar, Cardiology Today and Healio have you covered. Our…