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Get ready for the latest science in heart failure

Six days of live sessions starting 5 June

European Society of Cardiology

Save the date for HFA Discoveries, the latest scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Find out what's on the horizon for prevention and treatment during this innovative online event.

Worldwide, an estimated 26 million people have heart failure.1 In Europe, one-year all-cause mortality rates for acute and chronic heart failure are 23.6% and 6.4%, respectively, and heart failure hospitalisation rates are 18.7% and 9.9%, respectively.2

One out of five individuals will develop heart failure in their lifetime. Heart failure means that the heart isn't pumping properly, so the rest of the body is not getting the oxygen it needs. It is responsible for increasing economic costs, frequent hospitalisation and high levels of mortality.

During 5 to 19 June, six days have been earmarked for live sessions between 17:00 and 20:00 CEST. Explore the scientific programme and register here to access the live sessions.

Sessions will include a webinar on COVID-19 and heart failure. Plus: a session on the Universal Definition of Heart Failure, with participation from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC, the Heart Failure Society of America, and the Japanese Heart Failure Society.

Late-breaking science will be presented live by the authors in seven sessions, revealing novel treatments, insights into differences between women and men, how to prevent sudden death, optimising management in nursing homes, and much more. Followed by insights from a panel of experts and questions from the audience.

All live sessions will be available as video on demand, with content free to My ESC account holders for a limited period.

Original research will also be presented in more than 800 scientific abstracts.


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Notes to editor


1Ponikowski P, Anker SD, AlHabib KF, et al. Heart failure: preventing disease and death worldwide. ESC Heart Fail. 2014;1:4-25.

2Crespo-Leiro MG, Anker SD, Maggioni AP, et al. European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry (ESC-HF-LT): 1-year follow-up outcomes and differences across regions. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016;18:613-625.

To find out more about heart failure, visit the Heart Failure Matters website. Including information and practical tips on COVID-19 and heart failure.

About HFA Discoveries #HFADiscoveries

HFA Discoveries is an online event from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Explore the scientific programme and register here to access the live sessions.

About the Heart Failure Association

The Heart Failure Association (HFA) is a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Its aim is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.

About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.

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