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Karen Sliwa elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect

7 June, 2016

Last night at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016, we held our General Assembly, during which election were held for several positions, including that of World Heart Federation President-Elect, currently held by Professor David Wood.   Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation “Last night the World Heart Federation membership elected Karen Sliwa […]

CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control presented and implementation of the global tobacco control treaty in Latin America discussed at WCC 2016

7 June, 2016

Yesterday at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health, Eduardo Bianco from the Framework Convention Alliance presented the World Heart Federation’s CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control.   The CVD Roadmap is a tool for prioritizing actions for reducing prevalence of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure by implementing the global tobacco control treaty (WHO Framework […]

Ten pillars for the Africa roadmap to achieve 25% control rate of hypertension by 2025

Ten pillars for the Africa roadmap to achieve 25% control rate of hypertension by 2025

6 June, 2016

Today at WCC 2016, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) presented their ten pillars for the Africa roadmap which has as its goal a 25% control rate of hypertension in the region by 2025.   The ten pillars are: All national programmes on NCDs should contain a plan for the detection of hypertension Allocate appropriate […]

View the latest interviews with our experts at WCC on WCC TV

6 June, 2016

During WCC 2016 we have our own TV channel playing in the Congress Center and hotels. You can now watch some of the latest clips by clicking on the links.   WCC TV 5 June Jeremiah Mwangi, WHF Director of Policy & Advocacy, on WHF’s advocacy work and how it’s shaping the future of fighting […]

World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2016 opening ceremony

5 June, 2016

In Mexico City yesterday evening (4 June 2016), researchers, cardiologists, policymakers and health leaders from around the world came together to mark the beginning of the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health.   The photo shows Dr Salim Yusuf, WHF President, giving his opening address. Over the course of WCC 2016, leading […]

Historic circulatory health declaration signed by leading global organizations

5 June, 2016

The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, has today been made. The declaration is the culmination of the Global Summit on Circulatory Health and Shared Challenges of “25by25” which took place on the opening day of the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016. […]

A warm welcome to WCC 2016 from Johanna Ralston

A warm welcome to WCC 2016 from Johanna Ralston

4 June, 2016

The World Heart Federation’s official congress, the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016, begins today in Mexico City.   “On the opening day or our biannual Congress, I would like to welcome all of our esteemed speakers, partners, members and colleagues to Mexico City. We have an exciting few days ahead of us […]

Health experts urge global action to tackle biggest killer of women

Health experts urge global action to tackle biggest killer of women

4 June, 2016

Symptoms of heart disease in women including back pain, dizziness or nausea are often interpreted as something else, leading to unnecessary deaths each year. Experts are convening at WCC 2016 in Mexico to call for better understanding of heart disease in women.   Health professionals, policy experts and scientists from around the world are today […]

Cost of heart disease in Latin America tops $30bn

Cost of heart disease in Latin America tops $30bn

4 June, 2016

New research shows the economic burden of Latin America’s biggest killer, heart disease, for the first time. The World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC 2016) comes to Mexico to highlight the impact of CVDs in the region.   New research has examined the economic burden of four heart conditions in […]

CVD deaths to rise by a third in less than 10 years

4 June, 2016

A new scientific statement – ‘The Heart of 25 by 25: achieving the goal of reducing global and regional premature deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke’ – has warned that premature deaths from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), already the number one cause of death around the world with a global cost of nearly US $863bn, could […]

Global Tobacco Treatment Summit 23 – 24 May

Global Tobacco Treatment Summit 23 – 24 May

23 May, 2016

Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center and Global Bridges are hosting a Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit which takes place today and tomorrow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. This Summit will bring together world leaders in tobacco dependence treatment, an extraordinary faculty, international and national grant awardees, and healthcare professionals working with tobacco dependent patients. […]