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ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsement and translation by National Cardiac Societies

National Cardiac Societies (NCS) are instrumental in the dissemination of ESC Guidelines. By endorsing and translating ESC Guidelines, they ensure dissemination and foster the implementation of best clinical practice to improve the lives of patients.



Official endorsement requests can be submitted via the Endorsement Request form 

The ESC will proudly acknowledge official endorsements by National Cardiac Societies on its Guideline pages.

Translation and publication

National Cardiac Societies are given the exclusive right to translate the ESC Guidelines and to publish them in their official National Cardiac Society journal. Societies should request permission to do so using the Endorsement Request form.

National Cardiac Societies planning to translate the guidelines or their derivative products are invited to read the Rules for Translation of ESC Guidelines and their Derivative Products.

Finalised translations must be approved and certified by the relevant National Cardiac Society President or Vice-President via the Certification letter. The translation and Certification letter should then be sent to the ESC for validation before publication.

For any other questions regarding the endorsement form and translation information, please contact us: ;