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is in compliance with the HONcode

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4 Years

Certificate validity: 13 Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

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Date of initial review:

27 Nov 2008

Certificate validity:

13 Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

Date of last visit:

15 Aug 2017
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

The HeartScore® web-based program has been scientifically developed by the European Society of Cardiology in close collaboration with:
The HeartScore® Steering Committee
The Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital and Copenhagen County, Denmark:
Troels Thomsen, MD, PhD
Michael Davidsen, Statistician
Torben Jørgensen, Director
The Steno Diabetes Centre, Gentofte, Denmark:
Knut Borch-Johnsen, MD, Chief physician
The Medical Department M, Glostrup University Hospital, Denmark:
Hans Ibsen, MD, Chief physician
The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland:
Tony Fitzgerald, Statistician
HeartScore® is the result of a partnership between SCORE and Precard.
The calculation model used in the program is based on the SCORE project (Conroy R.M., Pyörälä K., et al.:"Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE project". European Heart Journal (2003) 24:987-1003) comprising a total of 210.000 individuals. The regional models are based on a calibration of this function to national mortality statistics.

(28 Jun 2011) - Link

The ESC does not provide professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, treatment or endorsement, but rather provides the physicians with a risk assessment tool to better identify patients at high total risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In no event will the ESC be liable to the user or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information contained in or provided through the HeartScore® web-based program, nor for any incidental, indirect, special or consequential damages.

(31 May 2011) - Link

Email addresses
Electronic communication is for most purposes the ESC’s preferred method of communication because it is generally convenient, rapid, effective and efficient. In order to be able to communicate with you directly electronically the ESC needs your email address. You are therefore required to supply your email address when you create your ‘My ESC’ account on the ESC Web Site, which enables you to access a variety of services online.
Unique Email Address
For your convenience and security, your email address is unique to you in the system. (The ESC does not permit two different persons to have the same email address in the system). You are strongly recommended to use an email address which is personal to you and that is not shared with others. This is to ensure that communications which are sent to you personally are not read by others, and that others do not gain access to the information in your ‘My ESC’ account.
Additionally, the unique email permits automated retrieval of your login details, which are sent to your personal email address.
Email privacy
The ESC respects the privacy of personal email addresses and complies with the current legislation on email communication. The objective is not to send you unwanted messages, and your email details will not be passed on to any other individual or organisation without your explicit permission.
Without your specific ‘Opt In’ to receive emailings from the ESC you may receive emails concerning:
Products and services similar to those you have already received from the ESC
If you are a Member of an ESC Association or Working Group (whose benefits to Members include email newsletters, etc), activities or scientific information specifically concerning the Association or Working Group of which you are a Member
You can manage the extent to which the ESC communicates with you by using the e-News section in your ‘My ESC’ homepage. Here you are asked to indicate whether or not you wish to receive ESC generated emails.
If you decide that you do wish to receive email communications from the ESC you can select which categories of news interest you. All mailings sent to you offer the possibility to unsubscribe.
If you indicate that you do not wish to receive ESC generated emails you will only receive emails directly related to the transactions you have with the ESC (eg confirmations of registrations, etc.) and other necessary individual communications.
Use of Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. They are small text files that a website can use to recognise repeat users and facilitate their ongoing access to, and use of, the site. They do not pose a threat to your system or files.
The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a computer. Most browsers are set initially to accept cookies. You can set your computer to reject cookies. However, if you do choose to disable cookies, you will not be able to use the online services offered through ‘My ESC’.

(28 Jun 2011) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Contact form

requesting your login details to be sent to you through ‘Contact Us’

(28 Jun 2011) - Link

The European Society of Cardiology is a professional medical society which is funded by its membership dues and the scientific activities and events it organises, such as congresses and seminars, scientific journals publishing, educational programmes (...).

The European Society of Cardiology is a professional medical society which is funded by its membership dues and the scientific activities and events it organises, such as congresses and seminars, scientific journals publishing, educational programmes (...).
The development of HeartScore II with additional risk factors is part of the CVD Prevention Implementation Programme conducted by the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), a registered branch of the ESC. This programme was supported by AstraZeneca, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer for 2010-2011. The sponsors were not involved in the development of HeartScore II and in no way influenced its scientific content.

(28 Jun 2011) - Link

This site does not host or receive funding from advertising.

(28 Jun 2011) - Link

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