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Heart Failure

Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC

To improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
HFA Training Fellowship grants: Application deadline 30 June 2014

The HFA is offering two Training Fellowship grants to young researchers for clinical and basic research in heart failure.
Applicants can apply for a grant for up to 2 years with an award of 30 000 euros per year.

Get more information and apply here 

Poor sleep doubles hospitalisations in heart failure patients

Chronic sleep deprivation previously linked to inflammation and higher stress levels according to research presented during EuroHeartCare 2014; Dr Peter Johansson, first author said: “We know that sleep problems are common among patients with heart failure. But until now there was no data on whether poor sleep persists over time and how that relates to hospitalisations.”  Read more

Depression increases heart failure risk by 40%

Reducing stress that triggers depression may improve outlook; Moderate to severe depression increases the risk of heart failure by 40%, a study of nearly 63 000 Norwegians has shown. The findings were presented for the first time at EuroHeartCare 2014.  Read more

Watch the webinar on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Theresa McDonagh and Burkert Pieske hold a webinar on the most common diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. 
Update your knowledge thanks to this case-base session.  
The Heart Failure 2014 advance programme is out.

Discover the four-day programme addressing all core topics with our mission always in focus:

"To improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research."

 The HFA's new heart failure curriculum

Heart Failure 2011 resources 


A record setting congress in Lisbon, with 4,470 attendees and 1,510 abstracts submitted; Access Heart Failure 2013 congress news, congress reports, slides photos and more.

All congress resources



European Heart Failure Awareness Day 2012

Heart Failure Awareness Day (held on either 10-11-12 May 2013 depending on the country) is designed to raise awareness about the importance of recognising Heart Failure, getting an accurate diagnosis and receiving optimal treatment.

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