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Specialist Heart Failure Curriculum

Download the HFA Curriculum and use it as a blueprint for training across Europe.

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ESC eLearning Platform in Heart Failure

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Heart Failure Matters

Practical information for patients, families and caregivers.

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Heart Failure Association of the ESC


Vision of the HFA

As the world's largest Heart Failure Association, the HFA places its priorities in Heart Failure patient management and the awareness of Heart Failure as a global health problem. 

hfa-top-banner-2017.jpgWho we are

Professor Frank Ruschitzka (Zurich, CH) heads a Board of Heart Failure specialists who manage and supervise the association's activities. The HFA is comprised of the Board, Committees, Fellows, members, and the young community - the Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow.

What we do

  • Advocacy - Heart Failure Matters, Heart Failure Awareness Days, HFA Summit
  • Research - Registries, Journals, Scientific Papers
  • Education - Online Education, Guidelines, postgraduate courses, fellowships, scholarships
  • Congress - Heart Failure congresses, Winter Research Meeting
  • Membership - 4 levels of benefits

Fast facts

  • 10 000+ members (2017)
  • 5 000+ attendees at Heart Failure Congress in 2017
  • 50 national Heart Failure Societies / Working Groups
  • 30 courses on the ESCel platform
  • 20+ Committees and Study Groups
  • 30 countries participating in Heart Failure Awareness Days
  • 2.2 million visitors on

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