Latest news from the ESC

Press coverage montageCreating a buzz in the media this week is a report published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which shows the adult generations of today are less 'metabolically' healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. The cohort study from the Netherlands showed that despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are 15 years 'ahead' of the older generation.

In other news, Scotland, the country considered to have the highest level of CVD in Western Europe is taking action to tackle the relationship between deprivation and CVD, declaring health professionals play a vital role in reducing CVD in the poorest communities and need to become more proactive in going out into communities.

You can be proactive ahead of next month's Heart Failure Awareness Day! Discover why and how you can be part of the initiative in your country in this My ESC News.

In this edition:
Don't miss dates.....
Heart Failure Awareness Day - be part of it!
Get the slides - EuroHeartCare
EDUCATION: webinars and clinical cases
Get certified: EHRA exams now open
Acute Cardiac Care - quick poll
In the news
EHJ - editor's choice

Don't miss... congress agenda
Make a note of these important congress deadlines:
17 April EHRA EUROPACE - early registration deadline
18-20 April EuroPRevent 2013 - Rome, Italy
18 April Heart Failure - late registration deadline
30 April ICNC 11 - last minute registration deadline
1 May ESC Congress 2013 - Hot line, Clinical Trial & Registry Updates submission deadline
13 May Acute Cardiac Care - abstract submission deadline
31 May ESC Congress - early registration deadline
31 May EuroEcho-Imaging - abstract submission deadline

EuroPRevent mini poster
EuroPRevent kicks off in Rome this week from 18 - 20 April
Even if you can't make it - follow live sessions on Twitter #europrevent and get the latest news, articles and photos at Congress to you from Thursday!

Heart Failure Awareness Day - be a part of it!Heart Failure Awareness Day

Raise awareness about the importance of:
Recognising Heart Failure
Getting an accurate diagnosis
Receiving optimal treatment in your country

Join heart failure groups from all over Europe and organise your own Heart Failure Awareness Day initiative on either 10, 11 or 12 May 2013. What you could do | Get inspired by previous events | Access promotional material

EuroHeartCare - slides for nurses and allied professions now availaSlides iconble Missed EuroHeartCare? You can still benefit and share the scientific content by accessing the slides online, as well as congress news and reviewers' choice from the abstract and poster sessions. Get the slides for free now

EDUCATION Webinar logo
Who's hot on webinars?
Improving daily practice through world class training, Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania and the Netherlands are the countries currently most tuned in to online learning through webinars. Here's just some comments from recent events:

Very useful! I enjoyed the questions to participants letting us test our knowledge. That makes it more interactive.

I really benefited from the 'EuroEcho highlights' webinar as I missed the congress for financial reasons.... comprehensive on the most important topics. .
For young doctors webinars are a very good tool; for older doctors like me, a good opportunity!
Case based with a training format, webinars are great for young cardiologists as a training tool, and more experienced professionals to refresh knowledge and keep on top of latest techniques. Check out upcoming live events and register - all webinars are reviewed for accreditation by EBAC. Get the new clinical caseClinical case icon A 64 year old patient with heart failure and "chronic liver disease": looking at the liver, the myocardium or the pericardium? Authors: Francisco Sampaio - Cardiology Department, Gaia Hospital Centre, Portugal. Get certified - registration now open for Heart Rhythm exams!EHRA certification logo The first European certification of professional excellence in the field of Invasive cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac pacing & ICDs, EHRA exams are designed to certify both practical experience and knowledge in the field. Check out the calendar of dates, requirements and register.

Acute Cardiac Care - what do you think?Question mark icon

In NSTEACS, is an early invasive strategy (within 24 hours) useful for all the patients and not only for those at high risk? YES - NO?

Key opinion leaders Prof Kurt Huber (Austria) and Prof Keith Fox (UK) will comment on the pros & cons.

In the news
Stayin' Alive - Encouraging bystander intervention
Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home, and unless the public are trained in resuscitation many people die before emergency services get to them.
Preventing heart disease requires a universal approach
Three out of five of the world's most costly diseases are cardiovascular in nature, and their prevention is now recognised as an urgent public health need. EuroPRevent 2013 will explore low-cost solutions to the global epidemic of cardiovascular diseases World Health Day, 7 April 2013, WHO and partners focus on the global problem of high blood pressure Though it affects more than one in three adults worldwide, it remains largely hidden. Many people do not know they have high blood pressure because it does not always cause symptoms. As a result, it leads to more than nine million deaths every year. EHJ - Editor's Choice articles freely available online..EHJ cover

In this issue read the following articles for free
Generation of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as a cellular model of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy Read more Murine and human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac bodies form contractile myocardial tissue in vitro. Read more To read more visit the journal's homepage.

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