Tag: ESC

We need to embrace digital education and adapt it to improve...

Recent years have seen many advances in education for cardiologists, but little attention has been paid to the impact of new technologies, particularly digital...

Nearly 25% of chronic ischaemic heart disease patients dead or hospitalised...

    Nearly a quarter of patients with chronic ischaemic cardiovascular disease are dead or hospitalised within six months, reports a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) study...

ESC calls for sex-specific drug dosages of cardiovascular medication

Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)....

New research indicates “harmless” painkillers are associated with an increased risk...

According to a study published in European Heart Journal–Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, painkillers that are traditionally considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased...

Clinical trial rules should protect patients and results not operational details,...

Rules governing the conduct of clinical trials are failing to produce the intended benefits for patients and should be rewritten through a transparent process...

ESC 2016: Bare metal stents inferior to drug-eluting stents for saphenous...

Data from a new study, BASKET-SAVAGE, indicate that patients who receive a drug-eluting stent when undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a saphenous venous...

ESC 2016: Less unnecessary angiography with functional imaging

A study presented at the 2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress (27–31 August, Rome, Italy) indicates that functional imaging—using cardiac magnetic resonance (MR)...

ESC 2016: Adding N-acetylcysteine to glyceryl trinitrate reduces infarct size by...

A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial—NACIAM (N-acetylcysteine in acute myocardial infarction)—indicates that adding intravenous N-acetylcysteine to intravenous glyceryl trinitrate significantly reduced infarct size by approximately one...

ESC 2016: Rethink of ICD implantation in non-ischaemic heart failure may...

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) do not improve overall long-term survival compared to medical treatment in patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure, according to results of...

ESC 2016: First head-to-head comparisons of prasugrel and ticagrelor shows no...

The initial results of the first randomised controlled trial—PRAGUE 18—to directly compare prasugrel (Efient, Daiichi Sankyo) with ticagrelor (Brilinta, AstraZeneca) indicate there are no...

ESC 2016: Society welcomes the Pope to the congress

Pope Francis visited the 2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress (27-31 August, Rome, Italy) on the last day of the meeting. In this ESC video, the...

ESC 2016: Off-hours STEMI patients do not have worse outcomes

A new analysis of data from the CHAMPION PHOENIX (Cangrelor versus standard therapy to achieve optimal management of platelet inhibition) trial, published in the...

ESC 2016: Drug-eluting stents are still preferred despite no long-term survival...

The results of NORSTENT (Norwegian coronary stent trial) indicate that second-generation drug-eluting stents do not significantly reduce the long-term risk of all-cause mortality compared...

ESC launches paper on tackling cardiac toxicity of anticancer therapies

The European Society of Cardiology has launched a novel position paper, under the auspices of its Committee for Practice Guidelines, on tackling the cardiac...

ESC and EACTS launch first collaborative atrial fibrillation guidelines

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) have been...

Philips to showcase “full suite” of cardiology solutions for diagnosis and...

A press release reports that Royal Philips will be showcasing its latest in advanced integrated cardiology solutions at the upcoming European Society of Cardiology...