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EHJ at the ESC Congress 2016

Hotline Papers | 2016 GuidelinesEpidemiological update | EHJ Today

ESC Congress 2016 - Hotline Papers

The Fast Track review process - unique to the EHJ - was created to permit prompt dissemination of important scientific findings in cardiology. For many years, this expedited peer review process has been offered to presenters of ESC Hotline and Clinical Trial Update papers for the timely presentation of their findings.

The selected papers below published online, coinciding with their presentation at the ESC Congress, August 2016.

Sunday 28th August

The Benefit of Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy in Patients with Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in the IMPROVE-IT Trial.
Alon Eisen; Eugene Braunwald

Monday 29th August

Comparative Efficacy of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Diabetes and Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease With or Without Chronic Kidney Disease
Usman Baber

Tuesday 30th September

Ten-Year Clinical Outcomes of First-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents Results of the Sirolimus-Eluting Versus Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Coronary Revascularization (SIRTAX) VERY LATE Trial
Kyohei Yamaji; Stephan Windecker

Effective Anti-thrombotic Therapy without Stenting: Intravascular OCT-based Management in Plaque Erosion (the EROSION study)
Ik-Kyung Jang

Culotte Stenting versus TAP Stenting in the Treatment of De-Novo Coronary Bifurcation Lesions with the Need for Side Branch Stenting - the Bifurcation Bad Krozingen (BBK) II trial
Miroslaw Ferenc


2016 Guidelines

2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS

2016 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias

2016 ESC Position Paper on cancer treatments and cardiovascular toxicity developed under the auspices of the ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines



Cardiovascular disease in Europe — epidemiological update 2016

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the main cause of death in 12 European countries

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer has now overtaken CVD as the main cause of death in 12 European countries.

New data on the burden of CVD in Europe for 2016 shows that in the European region (defined as the 53 member states of the World Health Organisation) CVD caused more than four million deaths each year, 45% of all deaths. However, success in preventing and treating the disease has led to large decreases in CVD in a number of countries.

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EHJ Today

The EHJ Today team explored the hot topics and latest news from key figures in the cardiology community at this year's ESC Congress. Be the first to watch the interviews. 

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