ESC, Barcelona 2017
Barcelona once again welcomed the ESC congress. Despite the terrible events that occurred in the city
just 1 week before the start of the congress, the medical community demonstrated an enormous sense
of unity and responsibility toward the future, which is the only way that we should respond to such disgraceful
The ESC congress is currently the largest meeting of the cardiovascular community worldwide. This year,
32 000 delegates came to Barcelona and experienced one of the most successful meetings ever organized.
Certainly, every person that attended the meeting left Barcelona more enriched scientifically, with a few
more answers to some of the clinical problems we face every day as cardiologists, as […]
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TIYE, QUEEN OF EGYPT, DOWAGER OF HYPERTENSION
The “great royal wife” of Amenhotep III, Tiye was as much his chancellor as first lady. A woman of power. Mother of Akhenaton and at least five other children, grandmother of Tutankhamen while not herself not of royal blood, Tiye played a prominent role in Egyptian diplomacy and religious reform. […]
A CONNECTED JACKET THAT WATCHES OVER THE HEART
Cardiac defibrillators are not on the corner of every street. Nor are paramedics. So how can the number of people surviving a heart attack that occurs outside the hospital be increased? Today, it is estimated that these people’s chance of survival is only 5%. This figure could be about to change with the use of the […]