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Today is International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day

26 January, 2018

Kawasaki Disease is predominantly a childhood illness though it can affect people of any age. Its cause is unknown. Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is currently low and it is often mistaken for other common childhood illnesses, leading to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. Children […]

World Heart Federation attends a press conference on the alarming situation of cholesterol in Spain with our members

22 January, 2018

Left to right: Dr Leopoldo Perez de la Isla, Dr Carlos Macaya, Prof David Wood, Dr Pedro Mata   On 18 January 2018, the World Heart Federation (WHF), together with its members the Spanish Heart Foundation (Fundación Española del Corazón – FEC) and the Spanish Society of Cardiology (Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia – SEC), attended […]

Advocacy Webinar – 142nd WHO Executive Board Meeting

17 January, 2018

The WHF Advocacy Team recently recorded an informational webinar to provide a briefing on the 142nd Executive Board (EB) meeting, which will be held in Geneva from 22-27 January 2018. This webinar discusses changes to the organization of the EB, and key agenda items such as the WHO’s Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work and […]

WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced

15 January, 2018

The World Congress on Tobacco or Health, which will be held on 7-9 March in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced its late breaker sessions, which showcase the latest research and innovations in tobacco control. Highlights include a session on New and Local Evidence to Advance Tobacco Control in Africa, which will be held on […]

NCDs and Physical Activity Top the Agenda at WHO Executive Board

11 January, 2018

At the upcoming 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB142), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) feature prominently on the agenda, as Member States look ahead to the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. This meeting – to be held in New York City in […]

50th International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

10 January, 2018

The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, a member of the World Heart Federation, announces the 50th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention to be held in June 17-29, Goa, India.  The seminar is co-hosted by Prof. Nikhil Tandon, Professor and Head of Endocrinology Department, All India Institute of […]

New study: Women more likely to die after a heart attack due to unequal treatment

10 January, 2018

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that women are up to three times more likely to die following a serious heart attack than men as a result of receiving unequal care and treatment. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Leeds used data from […]

A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018

5 January, 2018

As we look forward to a busy and exciting 2018, we would like to share with you some of our highlights and achievements from 2017 in our fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), also outlined in our End of Year Review. A number of successful meetings and events took place in 2017. The 2nd Global Summit […]

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on link between tobacco and heart disease

21 December, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the important link between tobacco and heart disease. Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation (WHF), mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use […]

The International Diabetes Federation ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey

20 December, 2017

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a member of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, has launched a multi-country study on cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness and knowledge in people with type 2 diabetes. Globally, CVD is the most common cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes are 2 to 3 […]

WHF and the Saudi Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in Saudi Arabia

20 December, 2017

On December 9, 2017, the World Heart Federation and Saudi Heart Association convened a multi-stakeholder group of senior officials from both government and non-government agencies at a workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aimed at identifying the roadblocks to better CVD management at patient, physician and health care system levels in Saudi Arabia. Participants included the […]