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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.
World-renowned for their scientific programmes and innovation.
Essential, balanced and unbiased continuing professional education.
Robust research and innovation covering clinical practice, data collection and research mapping.
Top impact factor journals that disseminate the latest science.
Trusted Clinical Practice Guidelines that ensure the highest scientific and medical standards.
The ESC acts as a united voice for cardiology to advocate for policy and regulation favourable to cardiovascular health.
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The ESC is actively involving patients in its activities.
While ESC activities are organised independently by the ESC, their costs are offset indirectly, in part, by funding the ESC receives from the healthcare industry.
This five-year strategic plan ensures that our society remains fully aligned with its mission and that our strategic priorities remain relevant to a changing world.
The ESC young community comprises 11 groups: one for general cardiology and 10 for subspecialties.
Our Mission: To Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
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