Sophia Antipolis, 25 April 2012: EuroPRevent2012, the premier European event on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, brings together the latest guidelines and studies focused on reducing the global epidemic of heart disease.
The stark facts are that each year over 4.3 million people in Europe will die of CVD, and that CVD is responsible for around 40% of all deaths occurring in people below the age of 75 years. Yet studies suggest that around 90% of heart attacks worldwide could be prevented by changes to lifestyle, such as stopping smoking, taking more exercise, reducing stress and eating diets high in fruit and vegetables.
EuroPRevent2012 - which has been organised by the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, looks at ways of getting this knowledge into widespread practice.
With delegates attending including cardiologists, GPs, nurses, dieticians, sports scientists, psychologists, health planners, and politicians, stories can be considered from a wide range of angles.
Newsworthy events featuring at EuroPRevent2012 include:
There will be a press briefing for the "European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (version 2012) and other topics of interest on Thursday 3 May at 11am in Meeting Room Liffey 3B.
Notes to editor
EuroPRevent2012 is the annual meeting of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). EuroPRevent2012 takes place 3 to 5 May 2012 at the Convention Centre, Dublin – Ireland.
The full scientific programme is accessible here. http://www.escardio.org/congresses/europrevent-2012/scientific-programme/Pages/welcome.aspx
Abstracts are online here http://spo.escardio.org/welcome.aspx?eevtid=52
About EuroPRevent 2012 press registration
Free media registration is conducted online via "My ESC" here http://www.escardio.org/congresses/europrevent-2012/registration-hotels/Pages/registration.aspx#tabs-4 supported by presentation of a press card or letter of assignment with proof of three published articles together with the filled in and signed embargo form.
On-site registration opens at 15:00 on 2 May.
Interviews can be arranged through the ESC Press Office before the event at email@example.com Tel +33(0)4 92 94 8627 or +33(0)4 9294 7756
Details of on-site Media Centre: Liffey Meeting Room 4 On-site contact person: Adam Kirtley +44 7976 2926 89
Convention Center Dublin (CCD)
Located in Spencer Dock on Dublin's North Wall Quay. Accessible by the Luas Red Line (tram) runs directly behind The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is also accessible nearby. The CCD is also well served by bus and taxi services.
Sat Nav info: N 53 20 51.5/ W 6 14 24.6/ Loc8 Code is NN6-16-S23
The mission of the EACPR is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation in Europe. http://www.escardio.org/COMMUNITIES/EACPR/Pages/welcome.aspx
About the ESC
The ESC represents 75 000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe www.escardio.org
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