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World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 opens in Dubai

5 December, 2018

sdr In Dubai today, Professor David Wood, President of the World Heart Federation, welcomed more than 5000 cardiologists, doctors, nurses, and health and policy experts from around the world to Dubai for our World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2018. During the next three days, WCC 2018 will have the privilege of convening leading figures […]

Global Heart Special Issue – Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000-2016

Global Heart Special Issue – Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000-2016

27 November, 2018

This special issue of Global Heart, the official journal of the World Heart Federation, presents the 2000-2016 Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Disease, which is openly available to anyone via open access. It is a new take on the state of cardiovascular disease burden and the path forward for controlling the cardiovascular disease epidemic around the world. […]

Launch of White Paper on inequalities and unmet needs in the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) and use of therapies to prevent AF‐related stroke in Europe

21 November, 2018

A new White Paper on atrial fibrillation (AF)-related stroke, developed by a group of experts is now available. With at least one in five people aged over 40 expected to develop AF in their lifetime, this isn’t an issue we can afford to ignore. In 2013, stroke was responsible for 9% of all deaths in […]

This week is Global Atrial Fibrillation Aware Week!

19 November, 2018

This week, from 19-25 November 2018, is AF Association Global AF Aware Week. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least 500,000 people remain undiagnosed. This number is expected to double by 2050. This year, […]

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Update on the WHF Rheumatic Heart Disease Taskforce

15 November, 2018

Following the unanimous adoption of the WHO Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in May 2018, and in response to member feedback on priority activities, a WHF Rheumatic Heart Disease Taskforce (RHDTF) was established in June 2018 to take targeted actions to contribute to the implementation of the Resolution.  The second meeting of […]

Today is World Diabetes Day!

14 November, 2018

Four-in-five parents have trouble recognising the warning signs of diabetes One-in-three wouldn’t spot them at all Brussels, 14 November 2018: To mark diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day on November 14, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is urging families to learn more about the warning signs of diabetes. New research from IDF has discovered […]

Major endowment by Dr Salim Yusuf, WHF Past President, will accelerate training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular health

12 November, 2018

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce that world-renowned leader in global cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) in Canada, and WHF Past President, Dr Salim Yusuf, will provide an initial endowment of $500,000 CAD to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme. In light of this […]

Paving the way for WHF Roadmaps in 2019

12 November, 2018

The WHF Roadmaps have become a cornerstone or highlighting priority disease areas in cardiovascular disease. The intended purpose of these documents is to establish frameworks that examine a specific disease area, its ideal patient-care pathway and the roadblocks and potential solutions that may be applicable and acceptable in different contexts; their overall purpose, aligned with […]

CPR training conducted at the WHF headquarters by the American Heart Association (AHA)

29 October, 2018

World Heart Federation (WHF) Strategic member partner American Heart Association (AHA) conducted a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for the WHF team on October 22.  We were delighted and thankful to receive such life-saving education from the world leader in CPR training. Some important points mentioned were the following: Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in […]

Today is World Stroke Day!

Today is World Stroke Day!

29 October, 2018

NEWS RELEASE October 29th 2018 Stroke Leaders Highlight Global Cost of Government Inaction Today on World Stroke Day, October 29th the World Stroke Organization, is calling for urgent action and investment to address the growing burden of stroke and circulatory diseases globally. Highlighting the disappointing outcome of the recent UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable […]

First joint meeting of the WHF and Inter American Society of Cardiology Expert Group on Chagas

29 October, 2018

Chagas disease is often referred to as the Silent Killer. This is because it frequently remains undiagnosed and untreated, and is more likely to affect people living in poverty. On 17 October, as part of the World Heart Federation’s efforts in Latin America and globally to reduce CVD mortality and morbidity, we hosted the first meeting of […]