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Heart Failure Association of the ESC

Vision of the HFA

As the world's largest heart failure association, the Heart Failure Association of the ESC prioritises patient management and awareness of heart failure as a global health problem.  

hfa-top-banner-2017.jpgWho we are

Professor Marco Metra (IT), heads a board of heart failure specialists who manage and supervise the association's activities. The HFA comprises the board, committees, fellows, members and the young community.

What we do

  • Congresses - Heart failure congresses, winter research meeting
  • Membership - Four levels of benefits
  • Advocacy - Patient website:, Heart Failure Awareness Days, HFA Summit
  • Research - Registries, journals, scientific papers
  • Education - Online education, certification, guidelines, postgraduate courses, grants

Fast facts

  • 12,000+ members (2023)
  • 5,000+ attendees at Heart Failure 2023 congress
  • 50 National Heart Failure Societies / working groups
  • 40+ committees and study groups
  • 25 countries participating in Heart Failure Awareness Days
  • 2.5 million visitors on