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Task Force on Geriatric Cardiology

ESC Council for Cardiology Practice


The mission of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice is to "Improve the standard of care in the clinical cardiology practice of office-based general cardiologists". Within the scope of this mission, the Council has created a Task Force in Geriatric Cardiology whose specific mission will be to:

  • promote healthy ageing, particularly related to CVD prevention and appropriate management of risk factors in elderly
  • focus on particular aspects of CVD in the elderly
  • implement the appropriate management of CVD in the elderly
  • implement the appropriate management of non-CV diseases associated with increased vascular risk inthe elderly
  • focus on frailty in CVD
  • focus on CVD end-of-life issues
  • develop new strategies to support ageing and disease management in the elderly e.g. (using e-Health)
  • promote ESC public health programmes and education - National education programmes
  • promote translational research on cell ageing, particularly related to vascular ageing and heart cell ageing


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  • Luigina Guasti (Task Force Chairperson), Italy
  • Marc Ferrini, France
  • Riccardo Asteggiano, Italy
  • Dimitrios Richter, Greece
  • Kyriakos Yiangou, Cyprus
  • Vilem Danzig, Czechia
  • Giovanni Gaudio, Italy


The activities of the task force will include but not be limited to:

Educational initiatives


Webinars on demand

Hypertension Management in the elderly & frail patient

Upcoming webinars

Antithrombotic treatment in the elderly

ESC Council for Cardiology Practice and the Working Group on Thrombosis webinar

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 from 18:00 to 19:00 CEST


A scientific session for ESC Congress 2021


Scientific documents

The Task Force is also leading the development of the following scientific document:

  • Digital Health in Elderly & Frail Patients - coming soon


Collaboration with other ESC Constituent Bodies on common areas of interest in the field of geriatric cardiology