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Dr Mark Huffman recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Emerging Leaders Programme

11 December, 2018

Last week, during the Global Summit on Circulatory Health in Dubai, the World Heart Federation recognised Dr Mark Huffman, WHF Senior Programme Adviser and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Cardiology at Northwestern University, for his outstanding contribution to the Emerging Leaders Programme. Dr Huffman’s hard work and dedication have been invaluable to both the Programme […]

Announcing our Heart Heroes 2018

8 December, 2018

As part of World Heart Day this year, we wanted to celebrate Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who have shown commitment, courage, empathy and care in relation to heart health. From professionals involved in cutting-edge cardiology research and heart healthcare, to everyday people who have done something to look after their and […]

Fausto Pinto elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect

7 December, 2018

Today at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018, we held our General Assembly, during which elections were held for several positions, including that of WHF President-Elect and Vice President-Elect. Professor Fausto Pinto graduated from Lisbon University Medical School in 1984. He did his Cardiology internship at Santa Maria University Hospital – CHLN, E.P.E. […]

Emerging Leaders convene at WCC 2018

6 December, 2018

This afternoon, 35 Emerging Leaders across all cohorts from 2014 to 2018 united to discuss the research and implementation of key projects around the topical theme of Access to Essential Medicines, featuring at events around this year’s World Congress of Cardiology. Three different research teams focused on health systems, health policy and implementation presented their […]

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 […]