European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 70,000 cardiology professionals, principally from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also from the rest of the world.

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Reducing recurrent cardiac events by reducing stress

Following the results of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showing that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) produces a 41% reduction in fatal and non-fatal first recurrent CVD events, the European Societ ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online today (Wednesday 26 January) in the European Heart Journal.

Jan 26, 2011
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French men are giving up smoking, but not French women

The prevalence of smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke among men in France has fallen by more than 15 per cent since the mid 1980s, but over the same 20-year period has increased among women. As a result, investigators from ...

Dec 08, 2010
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Major study finds no evidence that statins cause cancer

In the largest and most reliable study of its type, the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Sydney (Australia) have demonstrated that statin therapy is not a cause of increased cancer rates and deaths. The conclusions ...

Aug 31, 2010
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Short people more prone to heart disease: study

Short people are at greater risk of developing heart disease than tall people, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis of all the available evidence, which is published online today in the European Heart Jo ...

Jun 08, 2010
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Overtime work is bad for the heart

Working overtime is bad for the heart according to results from a long-running study following more than 10,000 civil servants in London (UK): the Whitehall II study.

May 11, 2010
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