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Prevention in Your Country

Based on the knowledge of cardiovascular prevention experts of ESC National Cardiac Societies and Affiliated Cardiac Societies.

The overall objective of this section is to facilitate implementation of CVD prevention by providing information on prevention in ESC National Cardiac Societies and Affiliated Cardiac Societies to inspire both national coordinators and others in the field of preventive cardiology. 

This is an EAPC Prevention Implementation Committee (PIC) initiative. "Prevention in Your Country" was initiated and led by the late Prof. Joep Perk (deceased 2022). 

National CVD Prevention Coordinators

Get more information about the National CVD Prevention Coordinators, appointed by the presidents of National Cardiac Societies.

Overview of preventive cardiology

With the rapid development of preventive cardiology, the interest has grown not only to be informed about one specific country but also to compare different European countries. “The Overview of Preventive Cardiology in Europe” is a valuable source of information and is based on the "Country of the Month" reports of the National CVD Prevention Coordinators from ESC National Cardiac Societies.

There are two main topics:

Cardiac Rehabilitation  CVD Prevention

Reports from ESC National Cardiac Societies

Latest country report: Luxembourg (2019)


All country reports

Countries A-Ge Countries Gr-M Countries N-Z
Austria (2016)

Greece (2015)

Netherlands (2014)

Azerbaijan (2018)

Hungary (2016)

Norway (2016)
Belarus (2017) 

Iceland (December 2013)

Poland (2014)
Belgium (2016)

Ireland (2014)

Portugal (2015)
Bosnia & Herzegovina (2015)

Israel (statistics update 2019)

Romania (2016)
Bulgaria (2014)

Italy (2015)

Russian Federation (2014)

Croatia (2015) Kazakhstan (2014) Serbia (2017)
Cyprus (2018) Latvia (2014) Slovakia (2015)
Denmark (2016) Lebanon (2014) Slovenia (2015)
Egypt (2014) Libya (2018) Spain (update "prevention activities" 2018)
Estonia (2014)  Lithuania (2014) Sweden (2014)
Finland (2018) Luxembourg (2019) Switzerland (2016)
France (updated 2022) Malta (2015) Turkey (updated 2020)
Georgia (2017) Moldova (Republic of) (2017)

 Ukraine (2017)

Germany (updated 2020) Montenegro (2018) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2015)


Reports from ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies

The Country of the Month initiative is now open to ESC Affiliated Cardiac Societies. With the publication of the first country report from Argentina, EAPC has launched this global extension. 

Argentina (April 2020)


Japan (November 2020)


Related article: 

EAPC’s ‘Country of the Month’ prevention web section going global
A. Janssen et al., April 1, 2020, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Country reports map

Note: Zoom out to discover country reports outside Europe.