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ESC Council for Cardiology Practice



The Council for Cardiology Practice was created in 2000 to gather cardiologists working in private practice. The qualifying aspects of the cardiologists in practice are:

  1. profession mainly carried out in out-of-hospital offices
  2. interest in ‘General Cardiology’.



Our Mission

The mission of the Council for Cardiology Practice is to: Improve the standard of care in the clinical cardiology practice of office-based general cardiologists.

As general cardiologists, we should not know 'everything about something’, but know 'something about everything’.

What we do

The Council is active in a number of areas, including :

  • the development of the ESC Congress special track: General Cardiology for Physicians, Technicans & General Practioners
  • producing the CardioPractice.
  • writing or collaborating on position papers and consensus statements.
  • involvement in the reviewing of ESC Guidelines.
  • producing educational content in general cardiology, such as webinars.
  • conducting surveys within the ESC to understand today’s management of cardiovascular diseases.
  • producing a regular newsletter for members and providing a social media platform for exchange of news.

Read more in the 2022 Council for Cardiology Practice Activity Report

Sign up for Council for Cardiology Practice Membership

The Council for Cardiology Practice welcomes office based general cardiologists.

Top reasons to join the Council for Cardiology Practice :

  • To preserve "the high-value traditional general cardiology" using a stethoscope and basal ECG, face to face with your patient and with her/his history.
  • To know "something about anything" in cardiology, from mild hypertension to complex arrhythmias.
  • To share your clinical issues with colleagues and find easy solutions for your everyday practice.
  • To join the community of Clinical General Cardiologists working in an out-of-hospital setting who share your common daily professional problems.

Membership is free.

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Council for Cardiology Practice's Election 2024-2026

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