From June 29 until July 1st the Heart Failure congress of the European Society of Cardiology took place in Florence, with digital attendance. UMCG Cardiology is always well represented at this congress and this year was no different. In another news article we already applauded Niels Grote Beverborg for winning a Young Investigator Award, a great feat. In addition, Sina Ansari Ramandi presented a case report, Eva Boorsma presented in a rapid fire session, Nils Bömer in a live abstract session, Lisa Emmens presented a moderated poster, and Adriaan Voors, Peter van der Meer, and Rudolf de Boer facilitated or took part in several interesting sessions.
Eva Boorsma presents in a rapid fire session
To still get the feeling of going to a congress together, the heart failure team watched many sessions together from home. Highlights included of course the preview of the new heart failure guidelines, late breaking trials, and the lifetime achievements; but also sessions on the prevention of heart failure, heart failure specifics in kidney disease, diagnostic and prognostic value of biomarkers in acute heart failure, and discussions between clinical experts about the practical implementation of heart failure treatment were regarded as very interesting and educational.
Session “Diagnostic and prognostic value of biomarkers in acute heart failure”
Sina Ansari Ramandi presents his clinical case
Session “Can we do more to treat different shades of heart failure? Experts discuss”
We are looking forward to an in-person ESC Heart Failure Congress next year in 2022!
Members of the heart failure team watch the congress together