WORLD HEART FEDERATION

     
 
Congress highlights
Highlights of the Opening Ceremony
Urgent action needed to prevent CVD Read more »

Tobacco control and cardiovascular disease prevention

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: New opportunities for CVD prevention Read more »

Decline in smoking rates in urban Beijing: CVD prevention education pays off Read more »

Sneak Preview: Key Saturday sessions

Implementation of a community hypertension management program: A Chinese experience Read more »

Ticagrelor, shown to provide more rapid and powerful platelet inhibition than clopidogrel Read more »

Stroke incidence and mortality rates increase in developing countries Read more »

The 3rd International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke

Women’s CV health on the Asian healthcare agenda Read more »

Q&A with Dr Antonio Chagas Read more »

Treatment and prevention of heart disease in 2010

Higher risk of CVD seen with low micronutrient intake Read more »

Stem cell therapy beneficial for myocardial infarction Read more »

Transporter gene polymorphism associated with greater response to statin therapy Read more »

IOM report outlines CVD prevention strategies for low- and middle-income countries Read more »

Highlights of clincial trials

WCC 2010 featured clinical trials from the past 18 months which produced the greatest impact on medical care. MADIT-CRT, JUPITER and ACCORD were among the trials presented. Dr Sidney Smith, President-Elect of the World Heart Federation, led a panel of experts in reviewing the trials.

MADIT-CRT
Cardiac resynchronization therapy beneficial for patients with mild-to-moderate hear failure Read more »
JUPITER
Statin therapy benefits low LDL-C/high hsCRP individuals Read more »
ACCORD
Testing strategies for CVD risk reduction in diabetic patients  Read more »
Featured poster presentation
Garnett A, et al. Improving access to acute stroke thrombolysis for rural communities via new transportation and prehospital assessment systems. Abstract P1390. Read more »
Featured oral presentation
Chow C, Yusuf S, The PURE Investigators. Predictors of hypertension awareness, treatment and control in rural and urban areas of 17 countries (PURE Study). Abstract O326. Read more »
 
Message from WHF President
Pekka Puska, MD, PhD
Finland
President
World Heart Federation
An interview with Dr Pekka Puska Read more »
Watch it online! wccondemand.org
 
     
 
World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2012