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Despite huge advances in cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the world's biggest killer.
To better understand why this is the case and how we can reduce CVD mortality, the ESC collects cardiovascular data from across its 57 members countries through its 'Atlas of Cardiology'.
This unique compendium underlines major healthcare gaps and inequalities and provides robust data for budget owners and decision-makers who can advance population health at a European level.
The latest analysis of Atlas data was published in the European Heart Journal on 10 December 2019.
Read ESC Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2019
The first analyses of CVD statistics from Atlas was published in the European Heart Journal on 27 November 2017. Read ESC CVD Statistics 2017
ESC Cardiovascular Realities 2019 is a unique publication that provides compelling arguments for policy action in support of cardiovascular health. This booklet is essential reading for anyone involved in healthcare policy and budget allocation. It includes comprehensive CVD data from the ESC Atlas of Cardiology covering risk factors, health behaviours, access to healthcare and the cost of CVD to the economy in 57 countries.
Read ESC Cardiovascular Realities 2019
The five infographics in the series "Cardiovascular Realities in Europe" present key findings, revealing wide gender and geographic disparities and inequalities.
Data is collected from the Atlas paper and presents it in an easily accessible format by theme:
The Atlas maps, analyses and compares from a cardiovascular perspective, the status of the healthcare systems in more than 40 countries in ESC member countries. It presents the evidence of trends, disparities, gaps and associations between fundamental variables, which can be used to elicit valuable insights for evidence-based health policy in cardiology.
Atlas reveals the serious disparities in service provision and cardiovascular outcomes across systems, as well as significant issues in health care management and many other gaps existing in Europe. All data converge to reinforce the need to make cardiovascular disease the number one health priority for any decision maker.
The Atlas provides the ESC and its institutional members with a wealth of robust evidence, analyses and comparisons. It will inform new and stronger ESC recommendations as well as calls for action, supporting our efforts to shape cardiovascular policy and, regulation. The ESC and its participating member societies will provide key decision-makers with better elements than ever before that will inevitably influence the allocation of funds for prevention, treatment, education and research.
The Atlas reinforces further the ESC and participating member societies unified call for harmonisation of standards of care to achieve best possible patient outcomes across Europe.
The E-Atlas is a powerful interactive website, designed to enable ad hoc viewing and to build your own comparative graphs and tables. For authorized users only,
Note: Some of the variations across countries are due to different classification systems and recording practices.Source: OECD Health Statistics 2014 Eurostat Statistics Database
Source: Eurostat Statistics Database
Countries profiles are mini-reports showing a snapshot of general information, healthcare system characteristics and essential quantitative and qualitative cardiovascular data.
This 200-slide strong tool-kit provides summary tables, easy to read graphs and comparisons extracted from the Atlas.
This large report presents indicators, graphs and comparative analyses based on the entire dataset. It is designed to show disparities, trends, and drivers in cardiac care in Europe.
Depending on their subscription level, subscribers may:
Organisations can subscribe to Atlas. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data on economies, health, risk factors, demographics, several socioeconomic indicators, system structure and system policies are collected from international sources from:
Data on physicians, intervention laboratories, hospital beds, number of interventions are collected from local sources by the participating ESC MemberNational Cardiac National Societies.
Data are collected in a standardized manner and are checked for their quality and plausibility. A dedicated team of ESC experts and biostatistician undertakes quality controls, collates the data, undertakes standards and ad hoc analyses and prepares reports.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
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