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2011-06-14 12:53:22

Minimum standards of cardiovascular safety at major sporting events are defined by the European Society of Cardiology The number of heart attack deaths at Europe's sporting venues is set to significantly reduce if recommendations published today are widely adopted. In a special article published online today by the European Heart Journal (EHJ), minimum standards of cardiovascular medical expertise, available equipment, and emergency planning are defined for stadiums and mass participation...

2011-05-23 13:22:43

MADIT CRT: Patients with dyssynchronous yet viable ventricles most likely to benefit Patients with dyssynchronous yet viable ventricles are most likely to benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy combined with defibrillation, concludes the latest analysis of the MADIT CRT trial. The CRT-MADIT-CRT trial - presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2011, organized by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Late Breaking Session 1 - showed that CRT...

2011-05-23 13:21:09

Strong case for the use of eplerenone in patients with mild heart failure The aldosterone antagonist eplerenone (Inspra, Pfizer) significantly reduced the development of new onset atrial fibrillation and flutter (AFF) in patients with class 2 heart failure, concludes a sub-analysis of the EMPHASIS-HF trial, presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2011, organized by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The analysis, presented in Late Breaking Session 1,...

2011-05-23 13:19:02

Studies presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2011 are in contrast with previous studies Two trials presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2011, organized by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (HFA of the ESC), will help to define the precise populations of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in whom telemedical management delivers benefits. Both the TIM-HF and TEHAF studies - presented in Late Breaking Session 1 - revealed that telemonitoring showed...

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2011-03-08 11:33:50

On International Women's Day (8th March), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for action to reduce the gender disparities that are currently resulting in women receiving second rate cardiovascular (CV) care. Studies published online today in the European Heart Journal (EHJ), ´ ² the official journal of the ESC, show a persistent under-utilization of guideline recommended treatments for heart disease in women compared to men. "The ESC wants...

2010-12-08 00:54:07

Some progress, but the big challenges remain'.  This was the verdict after the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) hosted the 2010 European Summit on CVD Prevention on 30 November.  The summit was attended by a broad cross-section of medical experts, healthcare organisations, national societies, regulators and representatives from the European Union (EU).  The aim of this bi-annual event is to encourage concerted action towards a harmonised strategy for the prevention of...

2010-10-15 16:49:56

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) welcomes the findings of a paper presented today at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2010 Scientific Sessions (HBPR 2010) held in Washington, DC, USA. The paper details research into the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure in children. It concludes that an increase in BMI in already overweight children risks a far greater rise in blood pressure than would the same increase in BMI in normal-weight...

2010-09-22 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC) today announced its support for the elevation of Fractional Flow Reserve-guided PCI in the new guidelines from the Task Force on Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). This is consistent with the ACC/AHA STEMI and PCI Guidelines and its 2009 update of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to Level of Evidence A as well....

2010-09-21 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Six cardiovascular societies from around the world today published a statement on live case demonstrations at cardiovascular meetings. The statement is the result of a collaborative effort by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiologia Intervencionista (SOLACI) and Asian-Pacific Society...

2010-09-09 02:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD Ltd., a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of the mesh based MGuard(TM) stent systems, is proud to report that mesh-based protection, is now recommended for use in the new Guidelines of the Task force of Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). According to the latest European Society of Cardiology Guidelines, published at the ESC Congress last week,...