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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.

World Heart Day

World Heart Day

The world's biggest awareness-raising platform for CVD

About World Heart Day

Storytelling

The beat of change: rheumatic heart disease in Mozambique

Reforming rural healthcare: hypertension in Kenya

From small steps to systemic shifts

Voices of Chagas: A disease that knows no borders

HEART HEROES

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.

USE ❤️ TO BREATHE

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one form of pulmonary hypertension, where blood vessels in the lungs are narrowed, blocked or destroyed1. It is a rare, life-threatening disease with a poor prognosis.

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Use ❤️ to Act Now on Angina

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.

 

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USE ❤️ TO stop flu

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.

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Use ❤️ to Season with Sense

Unhealthy diets are a leading global public health risk, contributing to a rise in obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. In the current food environment, dietary patterns have shifted, and people are consuming more foods high in saturated fats, trans fat, sugar or sodium.

This global campaign aims to make more people aware of the negative effects that consuming too much sodium can have on our health.

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Colours to Save Hearts

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.

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Heart to Heart

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.

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GUARDIANS FOR HEALTH Lighthouse Award

Improving cardiovascular and renal outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of premature cardiovascular mortality and a significant risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease. However, less than 10% of people living with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease receive all guideline-recommended treatments.

This award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim, recognizes healthcare professionals’ efforts to reduce the burden of cardiovascular and kidney disease in type 2 diabetes.

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World Heart Podcast

World Heart Podcast

Conversations from the Heart, presented by WHF Senior Science Advisor Dr Pablo Perel and Communications Director Borjana Pervan

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World Heart Awards

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.

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World Heart Grants

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.

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Upcoming health awareness days

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22 April 2024

Earth Day

5 May 2024

World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

12 May 2024

Gum Health Day

Latest News

WHF partners with Clean Air Fund to combat air pollution’s impact on heart health

In 2023 the World Heart Federation was proud to begin engagement in a new series of activities in partnership with the Clean Air Fund (CAF) through their Health Grant programme. CAF is providing support for WHF to engage in research and advocacy on air pollution (AP) and CVD across a two-year implementation period. The global […]

LP(a) Awareness day: Interview with expert Dr Pablo Corral

Listen to our Lp(a) Awareness day article:   This Sunday 24 March is Lp(a) awareness day. Lp(a), sometimes called ‘lipoprotein little a’ or spoken of as ‘LP little a’, is made up of protein and fat. This genetic predisposition to elevated levels of Lp(a) in the blood can cause arterial blockages and heart disease. On […]

International Women’s Day: USE ❤️ FOR WOMEN

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for 35% of deaths in women each year – more than ALL cancers combined. It can affect women of any age. Yet, CVD in women continues to be seriously understudied, under-recognised, under-diagnosed and under-treated. This is primarily the result of various misconceptions, including the widespread view that cardiovascular disease affects […]

Women & CVD

Advocating for a tobacco-free world at COP10

The World Heart Federation (WHF) proudly represented the global cardiovascular community at the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), held from 05 to 10 February 2024 in Panama City, Panama. Representatives from 142 Parties gathered to tackle a range of issues, from progress on […]

Tobacco

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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

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 […]