At the forefront of everything we do are people – people living with cardiovascular disease, people treating cardiovascular disease, people working to prevent cardiovascular disease… We are here to tell their stories in an effort to help others live longer, happier, healthier lives.
Cardiologists, healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients and their family members and friends are the heroes among us – battling, treating and beating heart disease.
Throughout the year, WHF celebrates Heart Heroes by writing the unique stories of people and teams dedicated and committed to improving cardiac health and reducing cardiovascular disease.
More than 100 million people globally are affected by angina, which manifests in a variety of ways. For this reason, symptoms may be hard to recognize and patients often remain undiagnosed and untreated.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness of angina and its symptoms in order to facilitate early detection and implement optimal angina management.
RHD is the most commonly acquired heart disease in people under 25
Colours to Save Hearts is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among children, teachers and parents, and educate them about the link between sore throat and rheumatic heart disease, how to recognise symptoms and what to do when they first appear.Learn more
Inviting conversation to change our ways and beat CVD
Heart to Heart is a new series of debates which bring together expert voices from different sectors and disciplines around the world. As the leader of the global heart community, we want to open a conversation about changing our ways as societies and individuals to beat cardiovascular disease. And as CVD continues to be the biggest cause of death on the planet, it’s the world’s most urgent conversation to have.Learn more
Seasonal influenza, commonly called the flu, is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. Following the onset of infection, people with cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of stroke and heart attacks.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness of the risks caused by the flu for people with cardiovascular disease and its most cost-effective preventive action: influenza vaccination.Learn more
Iron is essential for keeping our bodies and brains healthy. Chronic heart failure patients are more prone to iron deficiency and having both heart failure and iron deficiency impacts people’s quality of life further.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness and educate about iron deficiency in heart failure and highlights the latest recommendations for screening.Learn more
Conversations from the Heart, presented by WHF Senior Science Advisor Dr Pablo Perel and Communications Director Borjana PervanLearn more
The World Heart Awards are all about celebrating organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their quest to fight cardiovascular disease and promote heart health around the world.Learn more
Our World Heart Grants support our Members’ efforts to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in their communities, reduce its burden and impact, and help people live longer, healthier lives.Learn more
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WHF is thrilled to announce the winners of the World Heart Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their quest to fight cardiovascular disease and promote heart health around the world. The 2023 winners are: INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WHF Lifetime Achievement Award Eugene Braunwald WHF Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cardiovascular Health Gene […]
ACC.23 together with the World Congress of Cardiology brought together 17,000 healthcare professionals, researchers and health advocates from around the world, both in person and virtually. From 4-6 March, participants engaged in discussions, discovered and revealed cutting-edge research, and established connections: a true testament to the power of global collaboration. We would like to thank […]
The Final Programme for ACC.23 together with the World Congress of Cardiology is now available online! Build your own programme and create your unique congress experience on the congress website, and don’t forget you can still register to attend either in-person or virtually! KEY SESSIONS TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR SATURDAY, 4 […]
The World Heart Federation (WHF) proudly represented the global cardiovascular community at the 152nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board from 30 January to 07 February in Geneva. Led by Diana Vaca McGhie, Chair of its Advocacy Committee, the WHF delegation delivered two constituency statements on Preparedness for and Response to Health […]
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