ESC Congress 2024 Unveils its Hot Line Trials

The European Society of Cardiology has revealed 12 Hot-Line trial sessions to be presented at the end of August.

ESC Congress 2024 will be held from the 30th August to the 2nd September at the ExCel Center in London. View the full programme here.


Hot Line 1

Friday 30th August, 11:00am – 12:09pm


HELIOS-B - Primary results from phase 3 study of vutrisiran in patients with transthyretin amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy – Presenter TBC

ABYSS - Beta blocker interruption in post-myocardial infarction patients – Presented by Dr Johanne Silvain

STOP-or-NOT - Impact of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors continuation versus discontinuation on postoperative complications: a multicenter randomised, controlled trial – Presented by Dr Matthieu Legrand


Hot Line 2

Saturday 31st August, 08:15 – 09:46am


The BedMed and BedMed-Frail randomised controlled trials - Effect of antihypertensive timing on mortality and morbidity – Presented by Dr Scott Garrison

Meta-analysis of trials of antihypertensive medication bedtime dosing including individual-patient data from BedMed and BedMed-Frail – Presented by Dr Ricky Turgeon

GMRx2 - Efficacy and safety of a novel triple single pill combination – Presented by Dr Anthony Rodgers

QUADRO - A single 4-drug combination in hypertension – Presented by Dr Stefano Taddei

VERONICA-Nigeria - deliVERy of Optimal blood pressure coNtrol in afrICA – Presented by Dr Dike Bevis Ojji


Hot Line 3

Saturday 31st August, 11:00am – 12:06pm


RESHAPE-HF2 - Percutaneous repair of moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation in patients with symptomatic heart failure – Presented by Dr Stefan Anker

MATTERHORN - Transcatheter versus surgical mitral valve repair in patients with heart failure and secondary mitral regurgitation – Presented by Dr Volker Rudolph trial - Multicentric randomised evaluation of the transcatheter edge-to-edge repair in the treatment of severe isolated secondary tricuspid regurgitation – Presented by Dr Erwan Donal


Hot Line 4

Saturday 31st August, 16:15 – 17:21pm


ASSURE DES - Perioperative antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary stents before non-cardiac surgery – Presented by Dr Jung-Min Ahn

SWEDEGRAFT - No-touch vein grafts in coronary artery bypass grafting – Presented by Dr Stefan James

The TIGHT-K trial - Potassium supplementation and the prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery – Presented by Dr Benjamin O’Brien


Hot Line 5

Saturday 31st August, 17:35 – 18:41pm


NOTION-3 - Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation – Presented by Dr Jacob Thomsen Loenborg

POPular PAUSE TAVI - Continuation or interruption of oral anticoagulation during TAVI? – Presented by Dr Dirk Jan van Ginkel

RHEIA - Transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in women with severe aortic stenosis – Presented by Dr Helene Eltchaninoff


Hot Line 6

Sunday 1st September, 08:15 – 09:41am


STEEER-AF - Stroke prevention and rhythm control therapy – Presented by Dr Dipak Kotecha

OCEANIC-AF - Asundexian versus apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation – Presented by Dr Manesh Patel

EPIC-CAD - Edoxaban monotherapy vs. dual antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation and stable coronary arthery disease – Presented by Dr Gi-Byoung Nam


Hot Line 7

Sunday 1st September, 11:00am – 12:06pm


FINEARTS-HF - Finerenone in heart failure with mildly reduced and preserved ejection fraction – Presented by Dr Scott Solomon

MRAs in heart failure - An individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised trials – Presented by Dr Pardeep Jhund

FINE-HEART - Participant-level pooled analysis of finerenone in heart failure and chronic kidney disease trials – Presented by Dr Muthiah Vaduganathan


Hot Line 8

Sunday 1st September, 16:15 – 17:21pm


SENIOR RITA - Older patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction randomised interventional treatment trial – Presented by Dr Vijay Kunadian

EARTH-STEMI - Complete vs. culprit-only revascularization in older STEMI patients – Presented by Dr Gianluca Campo

SCOFF - Fasting or no fasting before cardiac catherisation procedures – Presented by Dr David Ferreira


Hot Line 9

Sunday 1st September, 17:35 – 18:36pm


STROKESTOP II - Randomised systematic NT-proBNP and ECG screening for atrial fibrillation among 75 year-olds – Presented by Dr Katrin Kemp Gudmundsdottir

GUARD-AF - ReducinG stroke by screening for UndiAgnosed atRial fibrillation in elderly inDividuals – Presented by Dr Renato Lopes

MIRACLE-AF - A Novel Model of IntegRAted Care of OLdEr Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in rural China – Presented by Dr Minglong Chen


Hot Line 10

Monday 2nd September, 11:00am – 12:06pm


SHAM-PVI - A randomised sham-controlled study of pulmonary vein isolation in symptomatic atrial fibrillation – Presented by Dr Rajdip Dulai

SUPPRESS-AF - The efficacy of low-voltage-area ablation on atrial tachyarrhythmias recurrence in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation – Presented by Dr Masaharu Masuda

PFA-GP - Pulsed field autonomic denervation added to pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomised clinical trial – Presented by Dr Demosthenes Katritsis


Hot Line 11

Monday 2nd September, 13:45 – 14:45pm


OCCUPI - Optical coherence tomography-guided coronary intervention in patients with complex lesions – Presented by Dr Kim Byeoung-Keuk

INFINITY-SWEDEHEART - Percutaneous coronary intervention with a bioadaptor compared to a contemporary drug eluting stent- one year primary outcomes – Presented by Dr David Erlinge

REC-CAGEFREE I - A noninferiority study of drug-coated balloon vs drug-eluting stent for de novo coronary artery lesions – Presented by Dr Chao Gao


Hot Line 12

Monday 2nd September, 15:15 – 16:21pm


PROTEUS - A prospective randomised controlled trial evaluating the use of artificial intelligence in stress echocardiography – Presented by Dr Ross Upton

RAPIDxAI - Re-engineering the clinical approach to suspected cardiac chest pain assessment in the emergency department by expediting evidence to practice using artificial intelligence – Presented by Dr Derek Chew

WESTCOR-POC - Point of care versus centralised high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in the emergency department – Presented by Dr Viola Thulin