CVD remains the leading cause of deaths worldwide, responsible for 17.9 million (31%) and 3.9 million (45%) deaths globally and in Europe, respectively (WHO and Report ESC 2020). The challenge is to implement the new ESC Guidelines on CVD prevention into practice in all European countries. The role of the project is to close the gap between evidence-based clinical recommendations and actual clinical practice for primary prevention of CVD, with a comprehensive package to provide healthcare professionals with practical implementation tools.
The IMPLEMENT programme will:
- increase awareness of new guidelines and components
- implement practical tools for healthcare professionals
- distribute information through ESC & EAPC communication channels
ESC CVD Risk Calculation App
The ESC CVD Risk Calculation Mobile App provides guidance on the most appropriate calculator for a patient up to 10 years or life-long risk and provides an estimation of cardiovascular risk and related treatment effects. It will be updated with the latest available algorithms (SCORE2, SCORE2-OP, SCORE2-Diabetes)
A communication and dissemination plan will be rolled out across EAPC and ESC audiences to maximise the reach and impact of our programme.
HeartScore - the online risk management tool
HeartScore is the ESC interactive tool for predicting and managing the risk of heart attack and stroke. It will be updated with SCORE 2, SCORE 2-OP and with recommendations from the 2021 ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice, for healthcare professionals and their patients.
Risk Assessment Memocard
Creation of a Risk Assessment Memocard for general practitioners, with key messages from the 2021 ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice (PDF).
- ESC Cardiovascular Risk Collaboration (CRC)
- 2021 ESC Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice Task Force
- EAPC Primary Care section
- Patient Forum