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Supporting quality in national cardiovascular registries

16 June, 2020

The European Society of Cardiology has recently launched a project to support the development of compatible national registries for monitoring the quality of cardiovascular care.

European Unified Registries On Heart Care Evaluation and Randomized Trials (EuroHeart) will develop an IT system and data infrastructure that participating countries can use to continually collect data on people living with cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure. The aim of this project is to support ongoing quality improvement in cardiovascular care across Europe.

During the first two years of the programme, the system will be piloted in two to four countries. Wider roll-out is anticipated following this first phase.


Wallentin L, Gale CP, Maggioni A, et al. 2019. EuroHeart: European Unified Registries On Heart Care Evaluation and Randomized Trials. Eur Heart J 40(33): 2745-49

European Society of Cardiology. Creating Europe’s largest continuous cardiovascular registry: EuroHeart. [Updated 03/09/19]. Available from: [Accessed 30/03/20]

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