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Website mission statement and intended audience

What is the mission and objective of our website and who is it for?

Mission statement

The European Society of Cardiology Web Site strives to provide health professionals working in the field of cardiovascular disease and prevention with information intended to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through education, congresses, surveys and the publishing of journals and clinical practice guidelines.

Intended audience

The European Society of Cardiology Web Site provides information for the following groups of people:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiovascular Nurses
  • Researchers
  • Medical Students
  • General Practitioners
  • Members of the European Parliament implicated in health initiatives 
  • Members of the Press

Health On the Net Foundation certification

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
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Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Advertising on the ESC Web Site

The European Society of Cardiology does not contain any direct advertising of products or services.


The European Society of Cardiology is a professional medical society which is funded by its membership dues and the scientific activities and events it organises, such as congresses and seminars, scientific journals publishing, educational programmes (...).

Website Browser Compatibility

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