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Heart Failure Matters

Practical information for patients, families and caregivers.

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About the HFA

Our mission is to improve the 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.

Vision of the HFA

As the world's largest heart failure association, the Heart Failure Association of the ESC prioritises patient management and awareness of heart failure as a global health problem.  

hfa-top-banner-2017.jpgWho we are

Professor Andrew Coats (Coventry, GB) heads a board of heart failure specialists who manage and supervise the association's activities. The HFA comprises the board, committees, fellows, members, the young community, and the Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow.

Summary of 2019 HFA activities 

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What we do

  • Congresses - Heart failure congresses, winter research meeting
  • Membership - Four levels of benefits
  • Advocacy - Patient website:, Heart Failure Awareness Days, HFA Summit
  • Research - Registries, journals, scientific papers
  • Education - Online education, certification, guidelines, postgraduate courses, grants

Fast facts

  • 10,000+ members (2018)
  • 5,000+ attendees at Heart Failure 2018 congress
  • 50 National Heart Failure Societies / working groups
  • 20+ committees and study groups
  • 25 countries participating in Heart Failure Awareness Days
  • 2.5 million visitors on

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Heart Failure Congress

Join us for Heart Failure 2021 Online & On Demand, the world's leading congress for cardiology experts to discuss strategies for a universal approach to prevent and treat heart failure.

Get the best savings by 29 April with the early fee.


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Interactive online modules, postgraduate certification, webinars, grants: the HFA has an educational programme to suit all healthcare professionals.

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