The ESCVS is the oldest European Society devoted to cardiac and vascular surgery since 1951, represented by about 1500 Cardiac, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons.
In 1953 the ESCVS became the European Chapter of the International Society for Cardio-Vascular Surgery. Nowadays the ESCVS remains the only important society in Europe that provides communication between the specialists of these disciplines.
The main objects of the Society are to advance education in the field of cardio-vascular and endovascular surgery, to promote research for the public benefit and to correlate and disseminate the useful results thereof. ESCVS was founded as a European organisation, however, its membership is now spread all over the world. Since its foundation in 1951 more than 2000 members have been admitted, and the interest in applying for membership has grown considerably during the last few years.