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Committee on Heart Failure Surveys & Registries

Learn about the purpose of this committee and who its members are

The mission of the Committee on Heart Failure Surveys & Registries is to promote surveys/registries on heart failure in ESC countries in order to improve the knowledge of the management of this disease across Europe.


Prof. M. Crespo Leiro, FESC (La Coruna, ES), email

Adherence to clinical practice guidelines

Examining reasons for variation across OECD countries - results from the long term European society of cardiology heart failure registry

Webcast from the session at the ESC Congress 2014

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Massimo Piepoli FESC (Piacenza, IT) co-coordinator

Aldo Maggioni FESC (Florence, IT)

Javier Muniz Garcia (La Coruna, ES)

Jose Luis Lambert (Oviedo, ES )

Jelena Celutkiene FESC (Vilnius, LI)

Pier Giuseppe Agostoni FESC (Milan, IT)

Ovidiu Chioncel (Bucharest, RO)

Lars Kober  FESC (Copenhagen, DK)

Candida Fonseca (Lisbon, PT)

Giuseppe Ambrosio (Perugia, IT)


Vijay Chopra (New Delhi, IN)


G Filippatos FESC (Athens, GR) (ex officio)


  • Determine the list of registries/surveys of interest to be implemented across ESC countries.This includes acute and chronic heart failure, in and out hospital surveys, heart failure with depressed and preserved ejection fraction, surveys in specific subsets of patients.
  • Make recommendations to the HFA Board on:
            a. Priorities.
            b. Timelines.
            c. Specific survey scientific committees.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and scientific content of survey proposals. When necessary, propose amendments to the survey coordinator(s).
  • Ensure scientific surveillance of the ongoing surveys. This includes recruitment status, analysis plan, publications and communication plans. Special attention will be paid to a comprehensive exploitation of existing databases and to a balanced representation of investigators in authorship.
  • Develop programs aimed to improve quality of care through specific tools implemented in the structure of the existing databases of surveys & registries
  • Maintain an overview of clinical trials and observational studies performed in the field of HF
  • Keep the HFA Board informed of the studies in progress on a quarterly basis.


  • Following the success of the Heart Failure Pilot Registry, the Committee will now work on the design, conduction and analysis of the Long-term Phase of the ESC-HF Registry.
  • Publish on the HFA Web pages a periodical overview of the clinical trials and observational studies performed in the field of HF
  • Try to involve as much as possible local participants of surveys and registries in  the analyses and presentation/publications of ancillary analyses of the existing database of the ESC-HF Pilot experience.