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European Heart Agency



"Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the biggest killer in Europe, with a huge impact on the economy. It is our belief that public policies must be put in place to encourage its prevention. We have come to Brussels to be more active in the decision-making process.”

- Prof. Panos Vardas, FESC
Chief Strategy Officer of the European Heart Agency, ESC Past President


The ESC opened its Brussels offices in February 2013, close to the European Parliament complex. It is of vital importance to the ESC’s future to establish a base in the political capital of Europe in order to more effectively influence EU and national, policies for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

From here, the ESC can work to steer relevant aspects of policy and shape new projects that take us towards our mission of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.

What we do

European Heart Health Institute

The institute covers ESC activities such as clinical trials, personalised medicine, novel technologies, quality assessment, and health care management. 

Find out more about the European Heart Heath Institute.

European Heart Academy

The European Heart Academy trains future leaders in cardiovascular medicine and offers courses for aspiring candidates that lead to academic degrees.

Find out more about the European Heart Academy.

Contact Information

brussels-office.jpgBrussels Office

34 Rue de la Loi
6th Floor
B-1040 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 274 10 70