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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
  • to focus on particular aspects of CVD in elderly
  • to implement the appropriate management of CVD in elderly
  • to implement the appropriate management of non-CV diseases associated with increased vascular risk in elderly
  • to focus on frailty in CVD
  • to focus on CVD end-of-life issues
  • to develop new strategies to support ageing and disease management in elderly e.g. (using e-Health)
  • to promote ESC Public health programmes and education - National education programmes
  • 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 in geriatric cardiology


Hypertension Management in the elderly & frail patient

Development of relevant scientific sessions for ESC Congress

Development of Scientific Documents

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