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Committee on National Heart Failure Societies or Working Groups

Learn about the purpose of this committee and who its members are

The mission of the Committee on National Heart Failure Societies or Working Groups is to create a European network of national heart failure societies or working groups in order to improve the management of patients with heart failure.


This Committee of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC was founded in March 2007 and represents an international network of 45 National Heart Failure Societies or Working Groups

Annual HFA Summit

40 representatives of national heart failure organisations attended the annual HFA Summit in Rome in October, 2014.

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Committee publication

Organization of heart failure management in European Society of Cardiology member countries

Survey of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology in collaboration with the Heart Failure National Societies/Working Groups

Published in the European Journal of Heart Failure: June 2013

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Prof. A. Mebazaa, FESC (Paris, FR) email


P Seferovic FESC (Belgrade, RS) - co-coordinator

M Lainscak FESC (Golnik, SI)

J Celutkiene FESC (Vilnius, LI)

S Hardman (London, UK)

R Isnard (Paris, FR)

B Moura (Porto, PT)

J Altenberger (Grossgemain, AT)

Y Lopatin (Volgograd, RU)

E Jankowska FESC (Wroclaw, PL)

Y Cavusoglu FESC (Eskisehir, TR)

J M Weinstein (Beer Sheva, IL)

P Agathangelou (Engomi, CY)


S Stoerk (Wuerzburg, DE)

D Brito (Lisbon, PT)

G Filippatos FESC (Athens, GR)  ex-officio


  • To collect information from the National Heart Failure organisations
  • To facilitate the development of National Heart Failure organisations by sharing the experiences of other heart failure organisations
  • To facilitate the implementation of clinical trials, registries and surveys in HF
  • To promote the implementation of guidelines
  • To create a European network on surveys and registries

Our ultimate goal is to improve the management of heart failure patients, one of the greatest challenges in cardiovascular medicine in the 21st century given the size of this growing epidemic. We strive to achieve this aim by supporting the HFA in facilitating the communication and exchange of information between the different National Heart Failure Societies/Working Groups. We aim to set up an internet-based platform that may be used for both educational services and scientific/research tools.

Who may join the group?

Any national Heart Failure organisation may join if interested in sharing information from their National Organisation and/or contributing to the objectives of the Committee on National Heart Failure Societies. We need to share our experience and ideas for the future. Please contact us if you are interested in further information.