Conference highlights

ESC Congress, Barcelona 2017

David Brieger, John Atherton, Phillip Newton, Vivienne Miller



Four Australian clinicians who attended the world’s largest cardiology conference last month provide comment on selected highlights.

Article Extract

The leading cause of death in Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is ischaemic heart disease and the ninth ranked cause of death is cardiac failure; these conditions are managed every day by GPs, cardiologists and other clinicians. 

Cardiology Today followed four Australian delegates (a GP, a cardiology nurse, a cardiology physician and an interventional cardiologist) attending the world’s largest cardiology conference, ESC Congress 2017, in Barcelona. We present summaries of their highlighted sessions together with their commentaries on the implications of the findings. Video highlights can be viewed at: