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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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HFA Summit is in Vilnius, Lithuania

On Saturday 27 October, the annual HFA Summit will take place, hosted by the Lithuanian Heart Failure Working Group.

Over 40 representatives from heart failure working groups all over Europe will gather to take part in this highly interactive meeting aimed at laying down the basis for cooperation and mutually beneficial projects and harmonising the management of patients in different countries.



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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

  • January 2019
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Monday 14 January

      Join Prof. Bauersachs, Dr. Senni and Prof. Seferovic

      Free for everyone

      14/01/2019 18:00 14/01/2019 19:00 Europe/Paris Therapeutic approach to HFpEF Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Monday 21 January

      Join Prof O. Chioncel, Prof A. Mebazaa and Prof. W. Mullens

      Free for everyone

      21/01/2019 18:00 21/01/2019 19:00 Europe/Paris Novelties in Acute Heart Failure Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
    • 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