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COVID-19 and Cardiology

Last updated on 3 April 2020



The ESC is a vast, diverse community. We learn from each other so that we can give our patients the best possible care. Never has this been more important than during a pandemic. This page is designed to provide you with an array of useful resources, updated regularly.

You have a mission. We’re here to help.



The European Society of Cardiology mourns the loss of one of its most inspiring champions who succumbed to COVID-19 on 27 March.

Maurizio Galderisi was Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, and head of the Interdepartmental Laboratory of Echocardiography and the Programme of Cardiovascular Emergencies and Onco-haematologic Complications at the University Hospital. He was also Vice President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).

Read more - in memoriam >


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Insights from the Front Lines


ESC Recommended Reading


From the European Heart Journal (EHJ)

From Cardiovascular Research (CVR)

From EHJ- Cardiovascular Imaging

From EHJ - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (EJPC)

From other sources


Resources for Patients


  • COVID-19 and Heart Patients (Q&A)  New

    The ESC Patient Forum has received many questions about COVID-19. This page provides helpful answers, including a pdf format, to share with your own patients.


Resources for Professionals


Critical and intensive care

Overview of management of coronavirus


Infection control 

COVID-19 and cardiac care

 Guidance for health systems

General resources


COVID-19 (coronavirus)

These are unprecedented times that require unprecedented measures. The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting nationwide lockdowns imposed on many countries have required the cancellation or postponement of several congresses due to take place between March and June.

The ESC is now reviewing all upcoming events on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please click here.

Our heartfelt best wishes go out to you and your patients.



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