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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

  • May 2018
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Monday 14 May

      Gathering more than 20 experts from the Heart Failure Association and the ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function with the aim of developing a HFA Position Statement on the Pathophysiology of Takotsubo syndrome.

      14/05/201812:00 15/05/201812:30 Europe/Paris Workshop on the Pathophysiology of the Takotsubo Syndrome ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function DD/MM/YYYY
    • 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
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Tuesday 29 May
      Vienna - Austria

      Registration is now open

      29/05/201800:00 29/05/201800:00 Europe/Paris Heart failure certification exam Vienna - Austria Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY