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What We Do


The ESC's mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.


Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Europe, accounting for 4 million deaths per year (47% of all mortality). It costs the EU economy an estimated €196 billion per year.
Everything we do aims to advance the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Our role: The ESC disseminates evidence-based scientific knowledge to cardiovascular professionals so they can better care for their patients.


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