• Help us prevent cardiovascular disease in the EU

  • January 27th 2020
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    The world faces vast challenges. One challenge is the high and rising prevalence of chronic (non-communicable) diseases. Of these, cardiovascular disease is by far the biggest challenge, posing the greatest burden on people and societies.

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  • Joint letter: Farm to Fork needs an effective consumption strategy

  • November 22nd 2019
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    The European Heart Network (EHN), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and European Public Health Association (EUPHA), have today sent a joint letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, strongly welcoming the commitment by the European Commission to launch a “Farm to Fork” strategy, addressing the key role of food consumption in transitioning the food system towards better outcomes for people, planet and economy, and ensuring its contribution to the European Green Deal.

    Please click here to read the joint letter.

  • Consultation on the European Cardiovascular Strategic Research Agenda

  • April 25th 2019
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    In order to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease we need more knowledge and innovation. A Strategic Research Agenda on cardiovascular diseases has identified a list of 15 research domains for cardiovascular research. To prioritise these, a survey is now open to everyone in the cardiovascular field: health care professionals, patients and citizens, researchers, policy advisors, and people working in the biomedical industry. Please respond.


  • Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Diseases

  • April 23rd 2019
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    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in Europe as well as in the European Union (EU), where it is responsible for 3.9 and 1.8 million deaths respectively every year. CVD mortality is falling in most European countries. However, declining death rates do not go hand in hand with declining morbidity. The number of CVD patients remains at a very high level; in the EU alone, almost 49 million people live with cardiovascular disease.

    Within CVD, heart failure is a condition, which is common but neither widely known nor simple. The main causes of heart failure are coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.

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