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Heart Heroes

Cardiologists, healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients and their family members and friends are the heroes among us - battling, treating and beating heart disease.
Read unique stories of people and teams dedicated and committed to improving cardiac health and reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
If you’d like to nominate a Heart Hero or are a Heart Hero yourself and would like to share your story, please contact [email protected].

Dr Luis Moya Jiménez

Dr Luis Moya Jiménez

Founder and President of the Colombian League against Heart Disease and Hypertension

Colombia

Alejandro Asprella

Alejandro Asprella

Diagnosed with high cholesterol and hypertension

Argentina

Marlene Oliveira

Marlene Oliveira

President of Instituto Lado a Lado pela Vida

Brazil

Koenraad Verhagen

Koenraad Verhagen

Diagnosed with amyloidosis

Netherlands

Dr John Pasternak

Dr John Pasternak

Living with cardiac amyloidosis

Canada

Shirley Ingram

Shirley Ingram

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Cardiology at Tallaght University Hospital

Ireland

Rita Akiki

Rita Akiki

Heart Failure Nurse and Educator

Lebanon

Chris Rylands

Chris Rylands

Diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease

United Kingdom

Dr Martina Brückmann

Dr Martina Brückmann

Global Medical Head of late-stage Clinical Development Cardio-Metabolism & Respiratory at Boehringer Ingelheim

Germany

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee

Northwest London Cardiovascular Speciality Lead for the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

United Kingdom