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Heart Failure Association of the ESC



Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.


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Updated in 2016, the ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are available for use in daily practice.

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Heart Failure News Debrief
Latest news from the HFA Editorial Team.
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HFA certification / Curriculum

Based on the Heart Failure Specialist Curriculum, this annual exam will help certify your knowledge in heart failure.

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Submit your basic and translational science abstract today.

HFA Winter Meeting: 23 - 26 January  2019 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

Present your latest findings to a knowledgeable audience - abstact submitters represent more than half of the 120 participants and faculty make up the rest. 

Enjoy the atmosphere of discussion and sharing during the three days in Switzerland.


2018 Membership

Join the HFA

Join the HFA, the world's largest and most influential heart failure association

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary network
  • Access exclusive resources
  • Grow professionally
  • Shape the future of your specialty

Upcoming events

  • October 2018
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Saturday 27 October

      Over 40 representatives from heart failure societies and working groups all over Europe will gather to take part in this highly interactive meeting aimed at addressing the needs of the National HF Societies and lay down the basis for cooperation amongst our societies.

      27/10/2018 08:00 27/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris Annual HFA Summit Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
  • December 2018
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Monday 10 December

      Join Prof. Massimo Piepoli, Prof. Maurizio Volterrani and Prof. Alain Cohen Solal

      Free for everyone

      10/12/2018 18:00 10/12/2018 19:00 Europe/Paris Exercise Training and Rehabilitation in Chronic Heart Failure Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
  • January 2019
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Wednesday 23 January
      The premier meeting for basic translational science in Europe.
      23/01/2019 17:00 26/01/2019 13:00 Europe/Paris HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

      Annual Winter Research Meeting

      Held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, on 25-28 January 2017, this meeting covers aspects of Translational and Basic Science in heart failure

      Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY