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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 Specialist Heart Failure Curriculum is published!
The purpose of this heart failure curriculum, which mirrors other ESC curricula, is to provide a framework which can be used as a blueprint for training across Europe
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Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC

HFA is proud to announce the new Board structure.

More details  on the structure of the HFA Board for 2014-2016.

Watch the HFA webinar on Iron deficiency in heart failure - From evidence to practice
Get an update with key opinion leaders on the impact of iron deficiency (ID) on CHF patients' outcomes and quality of life (QoL) independent of anaemia, and a review of newly released guidelines for CHF in the context of diagnosing and treating patients for ID (and anaemia) and review available tests and thresholds for ID (and anaemia) in CHF.

Prevent premature deaths from heart failure, urges the Heart Failure Association

Awareness of Heart Failure is alarmingly poor among the general public and healthcare professionals alike. Policy initiatives that prioritise heart failure prevention and champion equity of care for all would ease the strain on global healthcare systems and improve outcomes for patients. The HFA is calling for global policy change relating to heart failure. An international white paper has been published, Heart failure: preventing disease and death worldwide.

 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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