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Cardiovascular health for everyone

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The leading voice in the field of global cardiovascular health

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Help us achieve our vision of cardiovascular health for everyone

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A global community dedicated to the treatment, prevention and control of CVD

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2022 Emerging Leaders cohort announced

2022 Emerging Leaders cohort announced

The 2022 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 17 countries across 5 continents, has been announced. The WHF Salim...

Reducing heart attack mortality by 30% by 2030 in Argentina

Reducing heart attack mortality by 30% by 2030 in Argentina

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in Argentina, accounting for a third of all deaths in 2017. ...

Heart Attack

A call for strengthening climate change education for all health professionals

A call for strengthening climate change education for all health professionals

This is an open letter to universities and all education stakeholders from the WHO-CS Working Group to advance action on...

Air Pollution

World Congress of Cardiology 2022

World Congress of Cardiology 2022

13-15 October 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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World Heart Summit 2022

World Heart Summit 2022

Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
May 2022 - Geneva, Switzerland

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World Heart Observatory

World Heart Observatory

The first global data hub for cardiovascular disease

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Colours to Save Hearts

Colours to Save Hearts

Support out fight to end rheumatic heart disease in Mozambique

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Our vision

18.6m

deaths every year from CVD

33%

of all deaths are from CVD

Our vision

Cardiovascular health for everyone

We believe every human being should have access to the information, care and treatment they need to keep their heart healthy, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, education or income.

Who we are

Cardiovascular health concerns every living person in the world.

From hereditary conditions to lifestyle habits to societal and environmental contexts, our hearts face many threats. This is why in each country and community there are doctors, nurses, carers, researchers, campaigners and advocates for heart health. The World Heart Federation, which I have the privilege to lead for the next two years, is at the helm of the effort to achieve cardiovascular health for everyone, everywhere.

– Prof Fausto Pinto, WHF President 2021-22
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Joining forces to help people live longer, better, healthier lives.

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Key Topics

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Hypertension

Obesity

Obesity

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

Women & CVD

Women & CVD

The most common heart attack symptom, in both men and women, is some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort. But chest pain is not always the most noticeable symptom, especially in women, who are more likely to experience it as pressure or tightness in the chest. They may even have no chest pain at […]

World Heart Connect

Welcome to World Heart Connect – the World Heart Federation’s virtual events platform.

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Upcoming Events

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30 August 2022

World Heart Day: From Global Campaign to Local Impact

29 September 2022

World Heart Day 2022

13 - 15 October 2022

CBC 2022 together with WCC