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What we do


The ESC's mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease


Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Europe, accounting for 4 million deaths per year (47% of all mortality). It costs the EU economy an estimated 196 billion Euros per year.
Everything we do aims to advance the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Our role: The ESC disseminates evidence-based scientific knowledge to cardiovascular professionals so they can better care for their patients.


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