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 mortalities) and costing the EU economy an estimated €196 billion annually. Everything we do advances the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
The ESC disseminates evidence-based scientific knowledge to cardiovascular professionals so they can better care for their patients.
The Cardiovascular Round Table is a strategic forum for high-level dialogue between industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and equipment) and ESC leadership to identify and discuss key strategic issues for the future of cardiovascular health in Europe.