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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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Where we work

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

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World Heart Vision 2030

World Heart Vision 2030

Driving Policy Change

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World Heart Summit 2023

World Heart Summit 2023

21-22 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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WHF Board Members win prestigous Alan Pifer Award for their research on women and heart health

WHF Board Members win prestigous Alan Pifer Award for their research on women and heart health

WHF Past President Prof Karen Sliwa and Board Member Prof Liesl Zühlke have been awarded the University of Cape Town’s...

Women & CVD

World Heart Summit 2023 will be held in Geneva ahead of the World Health Assembly

World Heart Summit 2023 will be held in Geneva ahead of the World Health Assembly

  We are thrilled to announce that the next edition of the World Heart Summit will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21...

Casting a lifeline to hearts in need

Casting a lifeline to hearts in need

Established in 1951 with its headquarters in Albany, Georgia in the southern USA, The Mended Hearts, Inc. (MHI) is the...

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. At the World Heart Federation, we work tirelessly to ensure the global population is provided with accurate and up to date details and data on cardiovascular diseases.

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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4 - 6 March 2023

ACC.23 together with WCC

19 - 21 May 2023

World Heart Summit 2023

29 September 2023

World Heart Day 2023