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Announcing a series of ’roundtables’ focusing on cholesterol

17 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce a series of ’roundtables’ focusing attention on cholesterol, as highlighted in the WHF Roadmaps programme. In collaboration with a number of WHF members, meetings will be taking place during the remainder of 2017 where national experts will discuss practical ways in which a focus on cholesterol can help minimize premature mortality from […]

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WHF condemns industry attempts to subvert public policy for a tobacco-free world with signatories of the Global Coalition

13 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation, alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, condemns outright the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World,1 which is a vehicle for the tobacco industry. Despite funding a foundation that claims its goal is “ultimately eliminating smoking worldwide”,1 Philip Morris International (PMI) continues to invest billions of […]

Singapore Flyer red lights for World Heart Day

Thank you for making World Heart Day 2017 more successful than ever

4 October, 2017

Sharing the power around the world On 29 September, thousands of World Heart Federation members, partners and supporting organizations and individuals joined forces to inspire millions of people worldwide to live heart-healthy lives. From walkathons and fun runs, to health screenings, creative social media campaigns, media coverage and more … this year’s campaign resonated around […]

World Heart Federation executives at the 26th Annual Congress

WHF joins the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology their 26th Annual Congress

4 October, 2017

  Left to right: David Wood (WHF President), Gustavo Restrepo Molina (IASC President), Daniel Piñeiro (WHF Board Member)   WHF President David Wood and WHF Board Member Daniel Piñeiro had the honor to attend the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology at 26th Annual Congress of SIAC from 20 to 23rd September 2017 in Panama on behalf […]

WHF Emerging Leaders Programme article published in the European Heart Journal

2 October, 2017

The European Heart Journal has published an article about the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme.  It is the 2017 update of the 4th seminar held in Cape Town hosted by Dr Karen Sliwa and summarizes the Emerging Leaders locations, themes, research streams, project titles  and publications from 2014–2017. For the full article, read here  

WHF members in attendance at WHO regional meetings

World Heart Federation Members Participate in WHO Regional Meetings

2 October, 2017

Throughout August and September, a number of Members of the World Heart Federation participated in the Committee Meetings for four WHO (World Health Organization) regions: Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Taking place annually, the regional meetings are held to determine regional health policy and to approve programmes of work, and each of the […]

Jean-Luc Eisele, Karen Sliwa and Prof. David Wood stood together for a photograph

WHF President David Wood and WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé “share the power” on World Heart Day

29 September, 2017

  Left to right: WHF CEO  Jean-Luc Eiselé, WHF President-Elect Karen Sliwa-Hahnle, WHF President David Wood    On the occasion of World Heart Day, World Heart Federation President David Wood and CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé have “shared the power” in the form of blog posts online. Read David Wood’s post on the Huffington Post here, and Jean-Luc Eiselé’s […]

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World Heart Day article collection from Elsevier

29 September, 2017

Today is World Heart Day! In honor of this meaningful day dedicated to cardiovascular health, Elsevier is pleased to provide free access to some of the top articles from our cardiology journals. All articles are freely available through October 31, 2017, start reading and feel free to share them with your colleagues! American Heart Journal […]

EHN releases their paper “Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health”

EHN releases their paper “Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health”

29 September, 2017

Changes to European food and drink policies could reduce burden of heart disease and stroke by 50%  Dietary risks are responsible for around half of the death and disability caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe[i], where this devastating disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women, and where 85 million people […]

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Heart Foundation celebrates $60 million research milestone on World Heart Day

28 September, 2017

The Heart Foundation in New Zealand will be the first to light the torch for World Heart Day this Friday, 29 September as the Sky Tower pulsates red to raise awareness for the world’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke. This year, the Heart Foundation is also using World […]

Iconic landmark turns red for World Heart Day

Iconic landmarks turn red for World Heart Day

27 September, 2017

Today, CVD is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives a year By 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. Globally, 1 in 10 people aged 30-70 die prematurely from CVD, including heart disease and stroke, but the good news is that at least 80% of these premature deaths could be avoided or postponed. […]