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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Summit

The summit took place on 16 November at the European Heart House



The European Summit on CVD Prevention, organised within the framework of the ESC Prevention of CVD Programme, took place in November 2019 at the European Heart House in Sophia Antipolis, France.

This summit brought together key opinion leaders and national representatives from 36 countries, together with advocacy experts, to discuss resources and strategies that can be adapted to help translate guidelines into daily practice and support healthcare professionals in the development of an effective clinical and political implementation plan adapted to socioeconomic and cultural conditions. 




 Executive summary (pdf) 



P. Dendale: EAPC President

A. Hoes: Chair – EAPC Prevention Implementation Committee

Webcasts Slides  Speakers
Welcome & Objectives    
Joining forces: the ESC Prevention of CVD Programme pdf N. Kraenkel
Session 1: Reducing Gaps in Guidelines Implementation    
Gaps in risk factor management in Europe pdf G. McKee
Overview of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Europe (OCRE) pdf A. Abreu
Survey of risk factors: SURF II  pdf I. Graham
Session 2: Practical Tools    
Guidelines implementation roadmap  pdf A. Hoes
Risk assessment decision aid, HeartScore & SMART Risk  pdf X. Rossello
Sneak peek: the CVD Prevention Mobile App  pdf N. Kraenkel
Session 3: Patient Engagement    
ESC and patient engagement  pdf I. Drossart
Illness perceptions, health literacy and health related quality of life after a cardiac event: the patient’s perspective  pdf C. Jennings
Resources for patients:  pdf S. Castelletti
Session 4: Workshop    
Introduction, including key lessons from CVD Prevention Workshop 2019  pdf R. Dalmau
Session 5: Influencing National and European Policies    
Raising cardiovascular health as a priority on the EU policy agenda  pdf L. Badimon
Policy makers’ perspective  pdf A. Campos Fernandes
Wrap Up    
Summary and take-home messages  pdf A. Hoes & P. Dendale