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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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What we do

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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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Where we work

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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World Congress of Cardiology 2022

World Congress of Cardiology 2022

13-15 October 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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

Latest News

World Hypertension Day: Taking action against the silent epidemic of high blood pressure

Hypertension is the leading preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It affects an estimated 1.3 billion worldwide, killing approximately 10 million people every year. Low and middle-income countries have seen a growing prevalence of hypertension in recent years, with many countries having to deal with the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. In Sub-Saharan […]

Hypertension

World Heart Summit 2022: Cardiovascular health must be for everyone

Ahead of the7th World Heart Summit, Professor Fausto Pinto, President of the World Heart Federation WHF shares his hopes and insights. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon; and Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Cardiovascular Department, Santa Maria University Hospital/CHULN, Portugal. More than 450 participants […]

Colours to Save Hearts: Raising awareness of RHD in Maputo, Mozambique

In March 2022, WHF organized a site visit to Maputo, Mozambique, as part of the Colours to Save Hearts programme. Operated by the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research and implemented by the National Health Institute of Mozambique (INS), Colours to Save Hearts is a WHF initiative aimed at raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) […]

Rheumatic Heart Disease

World Heart Grants 2021: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Each year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) is committed to ensuring that the Barbadian society benefits from an increased focus on heart health education by conducting several activities during September and October, including World Heart Day. Their campaign was possible through the support of the World Heart Grants programme.  Following is a […]

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Key Topics

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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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20 May 2022

Meet & Share Forum: Leadership & Governance

21 - 22 May 2022

World Heart Summit 2022