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Authors and Content

The heartfailurematters.org website has been developed under the direction of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology  (HFA of the ESC).

The content of this website is original and is based on recommendations in accordance with the European Society of Cardiology Practice Guidelines. The ESC Patient Forum contributed to the content.

Heart Failure Matters Committee – Mandate: 2020-2022

Chairman: Prof. Kenneth Dickstein (NO)
Deputy: Prof. Tiny Jaarsma (SE)

 

Committee Members:

  • Julia Begrambekova (RU)
  • Dr. Loreena Hill (UK)
  • Prof. Marta Izabela
  • Kaluzna-Oleksy HoT (PL)
  • Prof. Frans Hendrik Rutten (NL)
  • Dr. Brenda Moura (PT)
  • Dr. Hadi Skouri (LB)
  • Prof. Stefan Stoerk (DE)
  • Prof. Anna Stromberg (SE)
  • Dr. Alejandro Recio Mayoral (ES)
  • Mr. Luka Vugrac, Affiliated Member (HR)

The Heart Failure Association would like to acknowledge the following colleagues for their contributions and assistance in updating the content of heartfailurematters.org.

  • Prof. Jelena Celuktiene (LT)
  • Prof. Martin Cowie (UK)
  • Prof. Rudolf De Boer (NL)
  • Prof. Wolfram Doehner (DE)
  • Prof. Stephane Heymans (NL)
  • Prof. Ewa Jankowska (PL)
  • Prof. Mitja Lainscak (SL)
  • Prof. Wilfried Mullens (BE)
  • Prof. Piotr Ponikowski (PL)
  • Prof. Giuseppe Rosano (UK)
  • Dr. Hadi Skouri (LE)
  • Prof. Jean-Noel Trochu (FR)
  • Prof. Faiez Zannad (FR)

ESC Guidelines for Heart Failure

What patients need to know

This guide for patients from the European Society of Cardiology aims to provide an overview of the latest evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

In particular, it should help patients to understand the:

  • main types of heart failure
  • medicines used to treat heart failure
  • devices that may be appropriate
  • importance of rehabilitation
  • management by a multidisciplinary team
  • importance of self-care in managing your own condition

Learn more

AN ANIMATED JOURNEY THROUGH HEART FAILURE

A series of 9 simple, captivating animations explaining heart failure and its treatment.

These narrated animations explain how a healthy heart works, what happens to it in heart failure and how various treatments work to improve your health.

USEFUL TOOLS

Click to print these tools to help you monitor your heart failure

PATIENT AND CAREGIVERS VIDEOS

In this section you can watch, listen or read interviews with other people with heart failure and their caregivers.

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

and share your own views and experiences with other patients, families and caregivers.

heartfailurematters.org is a European Society of Cardiology website

The heartfailurematters.org website was developed under the direction of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC is a world leader in the discovery and dissemination of best practices in cardiovascular medicine. Our members and decision-makers are healthcare professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to represent professionals in the field of cardiology in Europe and beyond.

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