Congress report from ESC 2014

ESC congress is the one of the biggest cardiology conferences in the world. Over 30 300 esclmhealthcare professionals attended the ESC congress held in Barcelona, Spain on 30 Aug- 3 Sep. Six CESAR members (Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Jeroen Hendriks, Lisa Hjelmfors, Maria Liljeroos and Naoko Kato) actively attended and presented their research.

ESC congress offers free access to these webcasts, slides and abstracts.



escannaIn the session of “palliative care in end of stage of heart failure (chairperson: Tiny Jaarsma)”, Anna Strömberg gave a lecture on communication with the patient and family.



In the session of “technology and the internet: innovative ways to provide cardiovascular esctinydisease prevention”, Anna Strömberg and Tiny Jaarsma gave lectures titled “internet-based self-care: the next generation of health care delivery?” and “social media in patient care: benefits and dangers,”


escjeroenIn the session of “nursing and allied health professionals investigator award”, Jeroen Hendriks presented his research. Congratulations!!

The title of his abstract was Proof of concept study in nurse-led integrated chronic atrial fibrillation management by Hendriks J.M.L., Crijns H.J.G.M., and Vrijhoef H.J.M.

esclisaIn the session of “more than disease management: dilemma in cardiovascular conditions,” Lisa Hjelmfors and Naoko Kato presented their research. Title: Why do nurses discuss prognosis with the heart failure patient, and why not? Authors: Hjelmfors A.-L, Van Der Wal M.H.L, Stromberg A., Friedrichsen M, Martensson J, and Jaarsma T.

Title: Health locus of control and self-care and their role in clinical outcomes in patients with escnaokoheart failure. Authors: Kato N, Jaarsma T, Hatano M, Johansson P, Yao A, and Kinugawa K.



Two posters by several CESAR members was also presented. Title: Nurses perspectives on discussion prognosis and end-of-life in heart failure patients Authors: Van Der Wal M.H.L, Hjelmfors A.-L., Stromberg A, Jaarsma T.

MLiljeroos ESCTitle: Long term follow up of factors influencing caregiver burden in partners of patients with heart failure. 

Authors: Liljeroos M, Ågren S, Jaarsma T, Årestedt K. Strömberg A.