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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

Heart Failure (HF)


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. 

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 levels with visitors on 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
  • 25 countries participating in Heart Failure Awareness Days
  • 2.2 million visitors on

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.

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