Privacy Policy

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect to help us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly.

Please read the following policy to understand how this information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

What information does the ESC collect?

The ESC collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: what pages are accessed and when, information volunteered by you (such as poll information).

How does the ESC use this information?

We use the information collected to help us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly.

The ESC may occasionally make anonymous information (such as poll results) available to third parties.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information?
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The ESC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. They are small text files that a website can use to recognise repeat users and facilitate their ongoing access to, and use of, the site. They do not pose a threat to your system or files. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a computer. Most browsers are set initially to accept cookies. You can set your computer to reject cookies.

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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


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.


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


and share your own views and experiences with other patients, families and caregivers. is a European Society of Cardiology website

The 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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