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Online Education Committee

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

The Heart Failure Association believes that it is crucial to provide high-quality educational material to its members and to the international medical community in general.
To this end, the HFA has decided to enrich its educational offer via a series of interactive, online courses to improve the implementation of the latest guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and management of heart failure.

Committee Mission statement

The goal is to improve the implementation of the latest heart failure guidelines regarding diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. The format will be interactive e-learning courses, accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), that will be hosted on the HFA website and accessible for all online and full HFA members.

The learning experience

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These courses feature various multimedia elements to enhance your learning experience, including expert interviews, animations and multiple choice questions. All courses have been developed with an improved outcomes-oriented approach and generate an integrated learner assessment as well as feedback overview. The e-modules can be accessed and taken at your convenience, offering you a useful educational resource at all times.

Overview of available and upcoming modules

Wave 1

Diagnosis of HF

Symptoms and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure

How to use diuretics in HF

How to use ACE inhibitors & ARBs in HF

How to use beta-blocker in Heart Failure patients

Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists in Heart Failure

A basic understanding of heart rate and heart rhythm in HF

Indications for/and use of a CRT (not yet available)

Co-morbidities in HF 1: secondary prevention in HF

Co-morbidities in HF 2: anaemia & iron deficiency

Exercise training in HF

Advanced Chronic Heart Failure: Definition, epidemiology, clinical characteristics

ESC Heart Failure Guidelines 2012: What's New?

Best papers 2012

Wave 2

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)

Use of natriuretic peptides in the management of heart failure

Imaging in heart failure: basic concepts

Acute heart failure

Indications for and use of an ICD

Co-morbidities in HF 3: atrial fibrillation

Co-morbidities in HF 4: angina and acute coronary syndromes

Co-morbidities in HF 5: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Heart Failure

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support in heart failure patients

Travelling with heart failure

Disease Management Programmes in heart failure

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Cases

Treating heart failure early
Valvular Heart Disease

Risk Stratification in HF Patients

CME Accreditation

All interactive, e-learning modules will be submitted for accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).
All learners who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to receive 2 CME credits. Clinical cases receive 1 CME credit.


The Heart Failure Association of the European Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the following companies who have supported the wave one educational modules via an unrestricted grant. Sponsors have in no way contributed to or influenced the scientific content of these educational modules.

Abbott Products Operations AG - Servier - Thoratec Europe Limited – Pfizer Limited - Vifor Pharma - Edwards Lifesciences


G. Rosano (Italy) Email


Gerasimos Filippatos (Greece)
Offer Amir (Israel)
Mitja Lainscak (Slovenia)
Stephan von Haehling (Germany)
Julia Grapsa (UK)
Andrew Coats (UK)

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Affiliated: S D Anker (Germany)