Navigation Links

EUROPACE, the official congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), is today the foremost European meeting on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing. More than 4,000 participants are expected to attend this year's event, whose two main themes are atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death.

EHRA is a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Its mission is to reduce the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD).

This year, and for the first time, the ESC and EHRA will support EUROPACE 2009 with a press programme culminating in a press conference during the congress.

The congress will be held in Berlin from 21-24 June, and we encourage you to mark the event in your 2009 agenda.

The press schedule and press conference in Berlin will pursue several themes from the EUROPACE 2009 scientific programme:

1. A campaign started with the support of the European Heart Rhythm Association to reduce the impact of sudden cardiac death. "Beat It!" aims to cut the incidence of SCD by public education and the greater availability of portable electronic defibrillators able to diagnose and treat the potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The "Beat It!" campaign has already seen visible results in the congress's host city of Berlin, where portable defibrillators have been placed in shopping malls, theatres, and underground stations - as part of a joint initiative of the German Atrial Fibrillation Network (AFNET) and EHRA. In support of the "Beat It!" campaign, the mayor of Berlin will address the congress on the opening day (Sunday 21 June).

2. The current status of electrophysiology in Europe and what steps are needed to improve the quality of care with a more uniform treatment of arrhythmias and better prevention of sudden cardiac death.

3. This year's congress will pay attention to the incidence and risk of cardiac arrhythmias in athletes. A scientific session will consider the implications of an abnormal ECG in an athlete, and the requirement for screening to avoid sudden cardiac death. The prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias in the athlete's heat will be reviewed. A debate later in the programme will ask if ECG screening in the athlete makes sense.

4. As at the ESC Congress, EUROPACE 2009 will feature a Hot Line session (Tuesday 23 June) devoted to late-breaking news from clinical trials. The ESC's Hot Line sessions are renowned for making strong stories in medical news, and Hot Line information at EUROPACE 2009 will feature in the press conference.

This announcement will be followed by an advance press release in early June, and further press information will be made available to coincide with the press conference. In the meantime, we encourage you to mark the dates in your diary, and to contact the ESC press office for information.


Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing ... Jar, a container patent that allows for easier packing and organizing of items into ... worth $90 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... Tampa is the first health care provider in the region to offer the vBloc® ... a vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the treatment of adult patients ... 40 to 45 kg, or a BMI of at least 35 to 39.9 kg with ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... Dr. Paul Vitenas, one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Texas ... the Best Single Physician Practice in the nation. Dr. Vitenas and his practice were ... the industry publication. , Dr. Vitenas said he was very honored to receive ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards under the New Products and ... zero capex web based sample management software that helps labs organize ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... facilities, radiographic technicians must mark the film for accurate interpretation by the radiologist. ... of. Fortunately, an inventor from Sacramento, Calif., has found a way to alleviate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... -- CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTR ), a biopharmaceutical ... that it has reached its enrollment target of 400 ... trial of aldoxorubicin in patients with previously treated soft ... in Q1 2016. The Phase 3 trial is a randomized, ... from the FDA at 79 sites in ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Craneware, Inc ., the ... today announced the company will showcase a new ... ® solution at the American Society for ... . The new features are focused on simplifying ... and managing enterprise-wide pharmacy charges to ensure compliance ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Germany , December 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... leading global manufacturer of eye and gaze tracking solutions, ... SMI remote eye trackers as a component of its ... concussions, eye sight, and medical and performance issues in ... part of SMI,s mass-market-ready eye tracking platform, which is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: