European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is an independent, non-profit organisation. Our members and decision-makers are busy healthcare professionals who volunteer their time and expertise. The ESC represents more than 95,000 men and women in the field of cardiology from Europe, the Mediterranean basin and far beyond.
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 Euros 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.