Sophia Antipolis, 4 June 2014. Cutting edge research in basic cardiovascular science will be presented at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014, held 4-6 July at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting is organised by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with 13 European cardiovascular science societies.
Professor Lina Badimon, FCVB 2014 Chairperson, said: "This is going to be the best, most important and well attended basic cardiovascular research meeting in Europe. Journalists can expect to hear state of the art developments in the most important areas in the field."
Professor Barbara Casadei, Chairperson of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science, said: "FCVB provides a glimpse into the future of diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease. Novel basic science concepts will be presented by high profile international speakers that may revolutionise clinical practice in years to come."
Nearly 700 abstracts have been submitted to FCVB this year, a record high for the event. Delegate numbers are already approaching 900 and more than 50 countries will be represented. Journalists will experience a truly global meeting with the latest research presented by top experts in the field.
Hot topics include the impact of cell death on the evolution of cardiovascular disease. Professor Badimon said: "This is a very novel aspect and is important for regeneration and for reducing lesions in the vasculature that can evolve into atherosclerosis."
Sessions on the microcirculation will investigate its role in the repair of ischaemic heart tissue and how it can produce positive remodelling and reverse remodelling. Adipose tissue around the heart is an emerging subject and experts will discuss its links with atherosclerosis, thrombosis and atrial fibrillation.
Other highlights include tissue factor as a signal
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