About the ESC

We are a not-for-profit medical society led by cardiovascular professionals who volunteer their time and expertise.
We are focused on the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
We believe that the burden of cardiovascular disease can be reduced through collaboration and research. That is why we unite national cardiac societies, cardiovascular subspecialties, and individual ESC members from around the world.
We disseminate the very latest, evidence-based scientific knowledge to cardiovascular professionals so they can better care for their patients.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is an organisation registered under the French Law of 1901 on associations, under number W061005017.
Registered office: Société Européenne de Cardiologie, 2035 route des Colles, Les Templiers, CS 80179 Biot, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France.

For more information, visit the ESC website.


About healthy-heart.org

A large number of people around the globe are at risk of a cardiovascular event, including heart attack and stroke. The likelihood of having such an event and dying from it is higher in patients who do not improve their lifestyle or take medications to lower blood pressure or levels of harmful cholesterol.

The aim of this website is to provide clear, practical advice for the public on how to prevent cardiovascular disease. It is derived from current clinical practice guidelines and has been written by leading experts in cardiovascular prevention.

This information is designed to supplement rather than replace the support and care you receive from your doctor or other healthcare provider.