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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

RHD Action global status report 2015-17

RHD Global Status Report 2015-17: People, Policy, Programmes, Progress

11 May, 2016

Today, RHD Action is launching its latest publication, RHD Global Status Report 2015-17: People, Policy, Programmes, Progress. The report was written by the World Heart Federation on behalf of RHD Action, of which WHF is a founding member. It provides a ‘snapshot’ of the people, policies and programmes that are working to prevent and control […]

Heart of 25by25: a new modeling study from AHA and WHF launches today

Heart of 25by25: a new modeling study from AHA and WHF launches today

9 May, 2016

‘The Heart of 25 by 25: Achieving the Goal of Reducing Global and Regional Premature Deaths From Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke’ is a new modeling study from the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation which launches today. Click here to download the full report. In 2011, the United Nations set key targets to reach […]

Register for WCC 2016 by 13 May before registration fees increase

Register for WCC 2016 by 13 May before registration fees increase

5 May, 2016

It’s exactly one month until the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2016 and we look forward to seeing you there. You don’t have to be a WHF member to attend: it’s your chance to learn from world leaders, network with other specialists, share ideas and be inspired by best practice in cardiovascular health […]

MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Heart Foundation of Malaysia

MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Heart Foundation of Malaysia

3 May, 2016

with Hajjah Ainon Hj Kuntom, Director, Community Development Activities   Our Member of the Month profiles the amazing achievements of World Heart Federation Members across the globe.     Formed in 1984, the Heart Foundation of Malaysia aims to create awareness of and prevent heart disease in the general public, with a particular focus on […]