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ESC-Logo-official.pngThe European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 80,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Europe. It comprises

  • 6 Associations,
  • 4 Councils,
  • 16 Working Groups
  • 56 National Cardiac Societies in European and Mediterranean countries
  • The distinguished community of ESC Fellows and Nurse Fellows
  • 38 Affiliated Cardiac Societies
  • ESC Cardiologists of Tomorrow


The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas.

It also organises the ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. The ESC is also proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies, subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession.

The ESC also edits and publishes 9 of the world's leading journals on cardiology.

The ESC has an effective long term approach of fostering political partnerships between professional bodies, the EU and member states.



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