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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

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

The European Hematology Association and the World Heart Federation join forces to raise awareness on heart failure and iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is present in one-third of the world’s population. However, heart failure patients are disproportionately affected – up to fifty percent of people living with chronic heart failure are iron deficient.   Despite being a strong independent predictor of heart failure outcomes, it is often neglected. It is therefore recommended by the European Society of Cardiology that all heart failure […]

Heart Failure

World Heart Federation calls for stronger measures on tobacco control at COP9

This is a statement made at the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC (COP9) on agenda item 3: Global Progress in the Implementation of the WHO FCTC.     Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation welcomes the progress report and applauds the Convention Secretariat for its leadership […]

Tobacco

WHF partners with Resolve to Save Lives to promote new WHO Hypertension Guidelines

Hypertension affects over 1 billion people worldwide. The global health care savings from effective management of blood pressure alone have been estimated at $100 billion per year, yet investment in hypertension programs remains low, especially where resources and staff are limited. Many deaths from hypertension are preventable, but hypertension care remains underfunded and under prioritized. […]

Hypertension

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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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