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Welcome to the European Society of Cardiology. Our mission: to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe

Unmet needs in treatment of acute cardiovascular diseases

Help us improve patient management and outcomes!

Practitioners managing patients with acute cardiovascular diseases continue to face difficulties in bedside clinical decision-making for these patients. Despite major advances in the field, we are still confronted with clinical and logistical difficulties in the management of high risk patients with important variations in the quality of care among different centres, regions and countries. Also significant post-discharge mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes and other acute cardiovascular syndromes persists. 

The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association wishes to develop a Decision-Making Toolkit to help practitioners make the best bedside clinical decisions when managing these patients.

Your input is key - Tell us how ACS management is organised in your country?

This toolkit must meet your needs, so we are calling on your experience to identify unmet needs and reduce inequities and variations in acute cardiovascular quality care across Europe.

Please watch the video and tell us how ACS management is organised in your country by completing our survey.

 Watch the videos


Members of National Working Groups on ACC talk about unmet needs in their countries

The ACCA Toolkit is supported by AstraZeneca and Novartis in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.
These interviews were recorded during the European Summit on Unmet Needs in Acute Cardiovascular Care at the European Heart House, Sophia Antipolis on 22 – 23 April  2013. This Summit was supported with an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.










the survey

The awareness campaign on unmet needs in the field of ACS is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from