|ACCA (Acute Cardiovascular Care), EACPR (Prevention & Rehabilitation), EACVI (Imaging)(formerly EAE), HFA (Heart Failure), EHRA (Heart Rhythm) and EAPCI (Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions)...|
(CCNAP), Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (CBCS), Council for Cardiology Practice (CCP), the Council on Primary Cardiovascular Care (CPCC) and the Council on Hypertension (CH)
|Working Groups covering a wide variety of sub-specialities...|
ESC Fellowship community supports and represents the ESC activities throughout the world, advocating excellence in cardiology and maintaining high standards throughout European cardiology...
56 National Cardiac Societies (NCS) as full members.
In addition the ESC counts over 38 Affiliated Cardiac Society (ACS) members.
- Founded in 1950 by representatives from 14 National Societies (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia)
- First General Assembly held during the World Congress in Paris, 1950. ESC Congress then held every four years, organised each time by a different National Society
- Since 1988, the ESC Congress has been an annual event
- In 1993 the European Heart House was built as the official headquarters of the ESC. The European Heart House is based in Sophia Antipolis, near Nice in France.