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

EURObservational Research Programme

The new programme of surveys and registries

Europe needs reliable data on cardiovascular (CV) disease and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is the body which should provide such data. Surveys and Registries (S/R) are essential to assess CV epidemiology, diagnostic/therapeutic processes and adherence to Guidelines.
In 2009 the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP) was launched.  The aim of this new programme, of Surveys & Registries, is to provide a better understanding of medical practice based on observational data collected with more robust methodological procedures.

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The main features of the EURObservational Research Programme are:

    • Use of appropriate methodological procedures
    • Network of volunteer centres appointed by ESC constituent bodies
    • Use on-line electronic Case Report Forms (CRF) allowing user friendly web based data entry
    • Full involvement of the ESC National Societies and relevant ESC Constituent Bodies

ESC TV 2013 -Listen to Prof Tavazzi explain why registries are a fundamental activity of the ESC

The new programme includes:

Clinical Cardiology surveys/registries:

General S/R to assess the management of diseases of major impact in terms of incidence. These surveys will provide epidemiological data and provide reports on the application of clinical practice guidelines recommendations.

Sentinel S/R to assess the impact of interventional procedures and imaging techniques.

Special S/R to assess epidemiology and management of rarer conditions as arising critical issues in terms of public health (severity of the disease, stringent clinical needs, costs).

Prevention surveys/registries:
Prevention S/R to assess cardiovascular risk factors epidemiology and prevention measures

Ongoing and planned studies

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Results from completed EORP studies are published in the European Heart Journal as well as other major scientific reviews. 

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