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Celebrating International Allied Health Professions Day

To celebrate the International Allied Health Professional Day, the ESC Task Force on Allied Professions has collected content that is especially relevant to allied health professionals.

Cardiovascular Nursing

 List of content

Sessions at ACNAP Congress 2023 
Session at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022  
Session at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2023 
Podcast series
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (EJCN)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (EJPC)
European Journal of Acute Cardiovascular Care (EJAC)
Career development
  • - Calculate 10-year risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease events.
  • ESC CVD Risk Calculation App - Assess individual cardiovascular risk for different patient populations. The ESC CVD Risk Calculation App provides guidance on which is the most appropriate calculator for your patient, as well as up to 10-years or life-long risk.
Also of interest

Find out more about the ESC Task Force on Allied Professions

No single healthcare discipline can provide all the knowledge and skills required to meet the complex needs of today’s patients. Thus, cardiovascular disease management demands expert input from various disciplines, including physicians, nurses, and many allied professionals. A common definition of allied professionals was approved by the ESC Board and has been implemented since 2019:

“Allied Professionals are a distinct group who work in collaboration with physicians and nurses and apply their expertise to facilitate prevention, provide diagnostic services, treatment and rehabilitation of people, and/or undertake research, to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease”.

As such, the definition of allied professionals encompasses a broad range of professions with expertise in disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment interventions, through to rehabilitation. 

An ESC transversal Task Force on Allied Professions with representatives from all ESC Associations was created by the ESC board in 2018, with the intention on working strategically on how to reposition, strengthen and highlight the important position of allied professionals in cardiovascular disease management both internal and externally of the ESC.

The primary objective of the Task Force on Allied Professions is to clearly define allied professions in an ESC setting, identify their needs and how the ESC can meet them. In addition, the Task Force works to identify key opportunities for the ESC to build a stronger community and engage allied professions in the various activities of the ESC and subspecialties.  

If you have any questions or suggestions for the Task Force, you are most welcome to contact the Task Force Chair, Associate Professor Maria Bäck at