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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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HFA White Paper

Download the HFA White Paper "Heart Failure: Preventing disease and death worldwide"

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Practical information for patients, families and caregivers.

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Heart Failure Association of the ESC

Heart Failure (HF)

  • HFA launches new membership categories

    All ESC Associations have aligned their membership labels as of 2 December. This means that the membership levels change their names but the benefits remain the same.
    Go and have a look - and why not renew your membership for 2016 while you are there?

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Heart Failure 2017
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European Journal of Heart Failure

Advancing knowledge in the field of heart failure management

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Providing services and products for you.

Seeking an education programme to advance your career?

Do you aim to access to the latest developments in the field of heart failure?

The HFA has membership packages to help you meet your goals.

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Vision of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (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. Take two minutes to explore the nature of the Association

Who we are

Professor Frank Ruschitzka (Zurich, CH) heads a Board of heart failure specialists who manage and supervise the Association's activities.

What we do

  • Advocacy - Global Heart Failure Awareness Programme, Heart Failure Matters!, HFA Summit
  • Research - Registries, Journals, Scientific Papers
  • Education - Online Education, Guidelines, postgraduate courses, fellowships, scholarships
  • Congress - Heart Failure congresses, Winter Research meeting
  • Membership - 4 categories with benefits

Fast facts

  • over 9000 members (2016)
  • over 6000 attendees at Heart Failure congress in 2016
  • 45 national heart failure societies / working groups
  • 20 courses on the ESC eLearning platform
  • over 20 Committees and Study Groups
  • more than 25 countries participating in Heart Failure Awareness Days

How to become a member

We have four membership categories in order to offer a comprehensive choice to our members. Decide which membership level suits you best by visiting the HFA Membership webpage

Heart Failure 2015 resources

A record setting congress in Sevilla, with 4,791 attendees and 1,588 abstracts submitted.

Access Heart Failure 2015 congress news, congress reports, slides photos and more.

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