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

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Our vision

18.6m

deaths every year from CVD

31%

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

Addressing emergency preparedness at WHA74 special session

This is a statement made at the 74th World Health Assembly Special Session (29 November – 1 December 2021) on Agenda Item 2: Consideration of the benefits of developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness.    Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, Following careful review, the WGPR[1] has concluded that key aspects […]

COVID-19

World Heart Summit 2021: Addressing obesity and cardiovascular disease

Between 14 October and 22 November, the World Heart Federation challenged health professionals on the frontlines, policymakers, academics, and health advocates to “Act on Obesity” as part of its 6th World Heart Summit. Following five global and regional webinars and an in-person Summit in Mombasa, Kenya, convened under the leadership of Profs. Liesl Zuhlke and […]

Obesity

World Heart Grants 2021: SASNET-GHANA Campaign to Promote World Heart Day

This September, the Stroke Association Supportnetwork-Ghana (SASNET-GHANA) celebrated World Heart Day by raising population awareness on cardiovascular disease (CVD) through the usage of traditional and social media. The campaign also followed up on the commitment made by the Ghanian government in 2020 to improve heart health through control, prevention, and treatment. This awareness campaign was made possible with the support of the World Heart Federation through the yearly […]

Iron Deficiency Day: Interview with WHF President Prof Fausto Pinto

Today, 26 November, is Iron Deficiency Day. Iron is essential for keeping our bodies and brains healthy. It brings oxygen to our blood cells, helps convert food into energy and enables us to maintain a normal immune system. Too little or too much iron has detrimental effects on the body and can lead to arrhythmia […]

Heart Failure

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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

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

World Heart Connect

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

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