Dear President of the Association of Cardiologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Dear Prof. Kusljugic,
After two years of working together to develop the ESC Atlas of Cardiology, we are delighted to inform you that the first ESC Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017 were published this morning in the European Heart Journal.
Without your support and steadfast commitment to Atlas, we would not be presenting these new CVD statistics today. This ambitious project provides us with a detailed mapping of realities of the cardiovascular domain in the ESC countries and identifies inequalities and healthcare gaps. We are thankful to see your efforts resulting in such success!
CVD accounts for >50% of all deaths in many middle income countries compared with <30% in the high income countries of Western Europe.
Policy makers and budget owners have to sit up and take notice. This gap is unacceptable.
Today is just the beginning and our hope is that, with your continued collaboration, Atlas will provide an ever growing array of data we need to make a difference.
Over the coming days and weeks, you will see more information on Atlas across the ESC website, newsletters and social media. We can be proud of what we have already achieved together. Please help spread the word!
Jeroen Bax, Fausto Pinto, Panos Vardas, Adam Timmis
Access the Atlas paper in the European Heart Journal here
Read the ESC press release issued this morning here
Access the Atlas webpage: www.escardio.org/Atlas
As a participating National Cardiac Society, you also have exclusive access to the e-Atlas here: https://eatlas.escardio.org, containing all variables and the data visualization tool. Please use this in your own presentations.
For any queries, please contact the ESC Atlas team firstname.lastname@example.org