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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.
The year in cardiology: heart failure 2014

The year 2014 has become a remarkable year for heart failure.  The most important news was related to the results of PARADIGM, where LCZ696, the first-in-class angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor, proved to be superior to enalapril in reducing mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).

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        Register for Heart Failure 2015 and benefit from the Late Fee

        Take part in the exchange and join the world's leading heart failure communities in Seville from 23 to 26 May.


        Late fee until 20 April

        European Journal of Heart Failure

        Professor Marco Metra discusses his aspirations for the European Journal of Heart Failure as he takes over as editor.

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        New molecule protects heart from toxic breast cancer drugs

        A new molecule has been found that protects the heart from toxic breast cancer drugs and also kills the cancerous tumour. The research from Italy addresses the burgeoning problem of heart disease in cancer survivors and is announced by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) today on World Cancer Day.

         The HFA's new heart failure curriculum

        Heart Failure 2011 resources 

        A record setting congress in Athens, with 4,433 attendees and 1,444 abstracts submitted; Access Heart Failure 2014 congress news, congress reports, slides photos and more.

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        European Heart Failure Awareness Day 2012

        Heart Failure Awareness Day (held on either 8-9-10 May 2015 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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