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Heart Failure Association of the ESC



Our mission is 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.


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Updated in 2016, the ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are available for use in daily practice.

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Heart Failure News Debrief
Latest news from the HFA Editorial Team.
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HFA certification / Curriculum

Based on the Heart Failure Specialist Curriculum, this annual exam will help certify your knowledge in heart failure.

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2018 Membership

Join the HFA

Join the HFA, the world's largest and most influential heart failure association

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary network
  • Access exclusive resources
  • Grow professionally
  • Shape the future of your specialty

Upcoming events

  • March 2018
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Thursday 29 March

      Join Dr. Cecilia Linde, Dr. Jelena Celutkiene and Prof. John Cleland 

      Free for everyone

      29/03/201818:00 29/03/201819:00 Europe/Paris Focus on arrhythmias and devices in heart failure Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
  • April 2018
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Tuesday 24 April

      The HFA Atrial Disease workshop is a joint initiative of HFA Committees on Co-morbidities, the Translational Research Committee, the Committee on Surveys, Registries and Epidemiology, Committee of HFPEF and the Committee on Cardiomyopathies of the Heart Failure Association.


      The atria play may a major role in the circulatory system and are affected by a number of conditions (valve disease, hypertension, heart failure, congenital disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung disease and atrial fibrillation/flutters syndromes). It is misleading to view Atrial Fibrillation as an isolated entity, independent of atrial function or the disorders that pre-dispose to it.


      Atrial disorders are extremely common, cause untold morbidity and expense, they also complicate many disorders in cardiology and beyond.  Yet no specialist society has codified Atrial disorders, an essential step towards increasing awareness, enhanced research and ultimately clinical practice advice for the betterment of patients and cost reduction for health care systems.

      24/04/201813:00 25/04/201812:30 Europe/Paris Atrial Disease Workshop Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
  • May 2018
    • Heart Failure 2018
      Saturday 26 May
      Vienna - Austria

      Heart Failure is the world's leading congress for experts in cardiology to discuss strategies for a universal approach towards prevention and the treatment of heart failure.

      26/05/201800:00 29/05/201800:00 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2018 Vienna - Austria Heart Failure Association of the ESC true DD/MM/YYYY