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Do doctors really know how to diagnose a heart attack? New guidance from the European Society of Cardiology

26 August, 2018

ESC Congress, Munich, Germany – 25 Aug 2018: Confusion over how to diagnose a heart attack is set to be cleared up with new guidance launched today. The 2018 Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction is published online in European Heart Journal1, and on the ESC website.2 “Unless there is clarity in the emergency room […]

Growing diabetes epidemic to trigger ‘sharp rise’ in heart attacks and strokes by 2035 in the UK

23 August, 2018

According to our new analysis the number of people suffering heart attacks and strokes as a result of their diabetes will rise by 29% by 2035 in the UK The forecast reveals that the growing number of people with diabetes could result in nearly 39,000 people living with diabetes suffering a heart attack in 2035 […]

The Heart Foundation of Australia joins forces with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to launch “Business Women Champions of the Heart”

16 August, 2018

“Business Women Champions of the Heart” is Australia’s first network of senior business women dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease in women The network comprises 16 senior female leaders of industry associations and business chambers from across Australia. They will be ambassadors for the Heart Foundation, supporting its efforts to educate the community about […]

The National Heart Foundation of Australia together with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand launch new clinical guidelines

The National Heart Foundation of Australia together with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand launch new clinical guidelines

10 August, 2018

The National Heart Foundation of Australia together with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand has launched two new clinical guidelines. National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 – Access the guidelines on the HF Website National Heart Foundation […]

World Heart Federation to participate in WHO Regional Meetings

7 August, 2018

Throughout the coming months, the World Heart Federation will be sending representatives to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee Meetings, which are held to determine regional health policy and to approve programmes of work for each of the 6 WHO regions. Taking place annually from August – October, each meeting is guided by a […]

Leading Heart Surgery Societies Call for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease

3 August, 2018

Declaration details global initiative for people living with RHD CHICAGO — Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations—including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)—are calling for urgent action to develop […]

In memory of Prof. Bongani Mayosi

31 July, 2018

Last Friday, the world lost a remarkable man and tireless champion for health in Africa. Professor Bongani Mayosi was a loving husband, father, brother and son, a man of outstanding intellect and an exceptional cardiologist and researcher. Most recently, he was the Dean of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, President of […]

The British Heart Foundation launches new brand story focused on “beating heartbreak forever”

18 July, 2018

This week, WHF members the British Heart Foundation launched a new website and brand story focused on the wider scope of BHF funded research and its goal to “beat heartbreak forever”. The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million ($130 million) of research every year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that […]

Welcome to World Heart Day 2018

16 July, 2018

World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, our global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones: MY HEART, YOUR HEART […]

First Meeting of WHF RHD Taskforce

11 July, 2018

In 2017, the World Heart Federation contacted our global membership to ask for their input and comments on the role of WHF in the prevention, control and elimination of Rheumatic Fever (RF) and (RHD) following the adoption of the Resolution. In response to Member feedback on priority activities, a WHF RHD Taskforce was established to […]

WHF attends UN Interactive Hearing on NCDs

10 July, 2018

On 5 July, the President of the UN General Assembly and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an interactive hearing with non-state actors as part of the preparatory process for the Third UN High Level Meeting on NCDs on 27 September 2018. The hearing was an opportunity for civil society and other stakeholders to share […]