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Letter from the ESC Congress Programme Committee Chair

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Professor Stephan Achenbach, FESC, University of Erlangen, Germany
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ESC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to present this issue of ESC Congress 2017 in Review, focused on coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute coronary syndromes (ACS), two entities of particular importance in cardiology. The peer-reviewed highlights in this issue are based on presentations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 held in Barcelona, Spain.

Among the articles in this issue, you will find a closer look at 2017 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on acute myocardial infraction (AMI) in patients presenting with persistent ST-segment elevation, which harbours significant changes to the previous version, both regarding acute care as well as long-term drug therapy.

Several Hot Line trials are covered in this issue. They include COMPASS, CANTOS, and RE-DUAL PCI. Results from RE-DUAL PCI showed that dual antithrombotic therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor was superior to triple therapy with warfarin at prev...



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