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CVD Prevention Toolbox

Risk assessment and management tools for health professionals and policy makers

Through its prevention programmes, the ESC has developed several educational materials and decision making tools to support health professionals and policy makers in their daily practice, in close collaboration with the EAPC.

HeartScore - Risk assessment tool for clinicians

Calculate the 10-year risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease events of your patients.

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ESC CVD Risk Calculation App

Access your risk calculators in one app.

Available for free.

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Risk Assessment Memocard

Key messages from the ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention for SCORE2 and SCORE2-OP

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SMART Risk Score

The SMART Risk Score is a tool to estimate 10-year risk for recurrent vascular events in patients with manifest cardiovascular disease.

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New models to estimate 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in Europe.

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A health-related quality of life questionnaire in more than 30 languages.

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Keep your professional skills sharp by completing a growing set of fictive and predetermined cases of patients with CVD with different levels of complexity in the EXPERT Training Tool.
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How-to Articles

Practical recommendations written by experts of the EAPC sections.

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ESC Prevention Guidelines

The current guidelines provide recommendations on ASCVD prevention to support shared decision-making by the patient and their healthcare professional based on individual patient characteristics.

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ESC Prevention of CVD Programme

ESC Prevention of CVD Programme

Could your patient benefit from better secondary prevention? Find out more with the scientific and educational resources from this multidisciplinary programme.

Diabetes and CVD Programme

Scientific resources and educational activities to help you support your diabetic patients.

Diabetes and CVD Programme

European Policy Documents

Key Documents

Date  Title
Jul 2014 Council Conclusions on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Oct 2013 European Commission 'Reflection Process on Chronic Diseases: Final Report'
Sept 2011 European Parliament Motion for a Resolution on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
June 2011 The Council of Ministers adopts Conclusions on innovation in the medical device sector
May 2011 The Council adopts a Ministerial Declaration on e-health in Chronic Diseases under the Hungarian Presidency of the EU
Dec 2010 EU Health ministers adopt Conclusions on innovative approaches to chronic diseases in public health and healthcare systems
Feb 2010 The Spanish Presidency of the EU dedicates a conference to Cardiovascular Diseases
Jul 2007 European Parliament resolution on action to tackle cardiovascular disease
June 2004 For the first time, Health Ministers of the EU adopt Council Conclusions on heart health


Key References

References and Future Developments