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Heart Failure Awareness Days

2–8 May 2022

Heart Failure

Heart Failure Awareness Days (HFAD) are held every year in May. Join your National Heart Failure Societies and Working Groups in organising events to raise awareness about the importance of recognising heart failure symptoms early, getting an accurate diagnosis and receiving optimal treatment.

Heart Failure Awareness Days 2022

Thank you to all of the Heart Failure National Societies and Working Groups who participated in Heart Failure Awareness Days 2022 from 2 to 8 May around the theme: “Staying together inside a larger HFA community”


HFAD 2022 winners !

Congratulations to the five winning National Heart Failure Societies / Working Groups, who will receive a financial prize of €5,000 in the form of a grant for their national members to attend Heart Failure 2023.

Winning countries

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Portugal
  3. Egypt
  4. Ireland
  5. Malta

Finalist countries: congratulations for your outstanding contributions!

  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • India
  • Latvia

HFAD 2022 Resources

Please view the resources provided by participating countries (listed in alphabetical order).


Bosnia & Herzegovina


Czech Republic









North Macedonia



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Photos are courtesy of the the GEIC - Grupo de Estudo de Insuficiência Cardíaca da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia








Discover past Heart Failure Awareness Days 

Vilnius King Mindaugas bridge

Lithuania crowd





What you can do

  • Lectures to patients, their relatives and to the public about heart failure
  • Open house in hospitals, show heart failure clinics, diagnostic tools and more
  • Offer blood pressure measurements (important when discussing heart failure)
  • Arranging competitions, questionnaires, quizzes etc
  • Panel debates with influential, decision-making people
  • Inform press, radio and television in advance about activities
  • Share on social media, join the conversation on Twitter, make Facebook posts
  • Promotion of

Each country can participate in an award for the best programme. Winning national heart failure societies receive prize money from the HFA and certificates. Winning programme (all programmes are judged together in one country) show outstanding commitment to the event and illustrate the best preparation and organisation in stated categories (see above).

If you want to get involved, contact the HFA: or your Heart Failure Working Group

Awareness Days logo

A Heart Failure Awareness Days logo is available to download for use in promotional materials.

  Download the HFAD logo (JPG)

Gold Award for Awareness

Due to the consistant high quality of their Awareness Days programme, Germany was awarded the first Gold Award for Heart Failure Awareness during the Inaugural Ceremony of Heart Failure 2016 in Florence. Subsequently, Lithuania received the Gold Award in 2017 during the Inaugural Ceremony of Heart Failure 2017 in Paris. 



Website for your patients -

Help your patients and their families understand more about this common, serious and progressive condition. provides practical heart failure information for patients, families and caregivers.

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