European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

This page includes news from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC represents more than 95,000 men and women in the field of cardiology from Europe, the Mediterranean basin. It is the European umbrella cardiology organization, which includes the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), which hosts the large EuroPCR meeting; the European Heart Rhythm Society (EHRA); European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI); European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC); and the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC).

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients continue to benefit from an optimized pre- and post-procedural treatment strategy that utilizes the cusp overlap technique and the Evolut Pro and Pro+ TAVR valves, according to new findings presented at EuroPCR 2022 in Paris.

The research, presented at EuroPCR 2022 in Paris, represented an updated look at the Optimize PRO study, an ongoing analysis of patients treated with Medtronic’s self-expanding Evolut Pro and Pro+ TAVR systems.

A technique seen in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be able to help heart cells repair themselves, according to new research out of the Netherlands. 

The new international consensus document gives detailed recommendations on when to offer genetic testing for patients and their family members. 

There has been fear of a small number of patients who experience myocarditis after COVID vaccination, but a new study found it is safe in patients with prior heart damage. Image courtesy of Banner Health. #COVID19 #COVIDvaccination

“These results provide reassuring data that may encourage patients with a history of myocarditis to get vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2,” one specialist said. 

EHRA 2022, the yearly get-together hosted by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), is scheduled for April 3-5 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. European Society of Cardiology

The European Heart Rhythm Association's annual conference is headed to Denmark. 

The American College of Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology have both issued new statements in support of Ukraine as war in that country continues. 

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The two-part document was published in full in European Heart Journal

IVUS guidance during DES implantation boosts long-term outcomes in new study

The Amulet's implantation success rate and LAA closure rate were both higher than the first-generation Watchman device, researchers reported.

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