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The mission of EuroHeart is to develop and maintain an international collaboration that provides common definitions of quality of care indicators, and an optional IT infrastructure for continuous online registration of harmonised patient data with real-time feedback, supporting continuous improvement of care and outcomes in patients with common cardiovascular diseases.

The project will also provide an international infrastructure for the cost-effective safety surveillance of new drugs and devices and registry-based randomised controlled trials in a general patient population across multiple geographies.

euroheart-logo.jpgEuroHeart is an ESC initiative based on a collaboration between national registries and in collaboration with national cardiac societies. The aim of national registries is to continually monitor quality of care at national and local levels as a necessary prerequisite to improving care effectively. EuroHeart is predominantly designed for the benefit of patients, citizens and the planning of healthcare investments.

The EuroHeart initiative

In July 2019, the ESC Board approved the launch of a two-year pilot phase of EuroHeart, involving two to four countries, to assess the feasibility of implementation of EuroHeart in different healthcare systems.

ESC concluded that there is a need to:

  • further develop ESC-generated observational data
  • expand the scope of the registry programme to include
    • direct quality development
    • device monitoring
    • registry based randomised trials

Key features

  • Is based on the development of and collaboration between national programmes that use common data sets and quality criteria.
  • Will include representatives from the participating countries in the development and in all subcommittees.
  • Supports continuous development of quality of care based on individual patient data.
  • Starts with the development of standardised data sets and quality indicators for common disease areas ACS-PCI, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and valve disease.
  • Will develop a Data Science Center for collaborative research efforts on data in agreement with the involved countries and their national/local registries.   
  • Provides an optional Registry IT platform with possibilities to develop integrated tools for device surveillance and registry-based randomised clinical trials (R-RCT).

EuroHeart Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Prof. Barbara Casadei and Prof. Lars Wallentin

Members: Isabel Bardinet, Prof. Chris P Gale, Prof. Aldo Maggioni, Sara Hansson
Project manager: Ebba Bergman


For more details about the EuroHeart project, Data standards, EuroHeart Registry IT platform and its development, or if you would like your country to participate in the EuroHeart project, please contact us by email.