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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 in the 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 and frail patient

(ESC Council on hypertension webinar in collaboration with the ESC Council on Cardiology Practice)

Antithrombotic treatment in the elderly

(ESC Council for Cardiology Practice and the Working Group on Thrombosis)


Scientific sessions

ESC Congress 2022

From TAVI over mitral and tricuspid transcatheter intervention to cardiac and non-cardiac surgery: is it useful to assess frailty ? How can digital health technology help in the management of frailty ?

ESC Congress 2021

Hypertension management in an elderly patient: case presentation

ESC Congress 2020

The frailty assessment in cardiovascular pts: how and why ?

Scientific documents

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

Discover all Geriatric Cardiology Resources