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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.
Arabic version now available

Visit the new website

There are also 7 other languages to choose from - all of which cover the essential information that heart failure patients, their families and carers need for every day business and for planning their future with heart failure.

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction – state of the art

Discussion of diagnosis, assessment and treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction underlines the need for further clinical research in this area.

Heart disease patients advised to avoid being outside in rush hour traffic

Experts recommend reducing air pollution exposure and decreasing use of fossil fuels: Obese people and those with diabetes may be at higher risk of the cardiovascular effects of pollution, while air pollutants may exacerbate and instigate the development of risk factors such as high blood pressure and impaired insulin sensitivity. Read the paper.

Abstract submission is now open for Heart Failure 2015 and the 2nd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure!

Be part of the programme of the world’s leading heart failure congress. Submit your research before 14 January 2015.

Heart Failure Awareness Days 2015
The Heart Failure Association announces the dates for the 2015 Heart Failure Awareness Days: 8, 9 and 10 May.  In 2014, this event has great impact in the 24 countries who organised awareness days in their hospitals, town squares and city parks. Have a look at what was achieved in 2014 - and we invite you to start planning your own event!

 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.

All congress resources

European Heart Failure Awareness Day 2012

Heart Failure Awareness Day (held on either 9-10-11 May 2014 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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