The leading global voice
We play a major role in bringing the CV community together to drive transformational change.
Together we are stronger
By 2025, our aim is to reduce premature deaths from CVD by at least 25%.
Join the fight
Become a WHF member and help us to build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at the policy level.
We convene and connect our members
To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
Celebrate World Heart Day
The biggest global awareness-raising campaign for CVD.
Attend the Congress
Join world leaders in heart health, share ideas, network with specialists.
Advocating for heart health
We lead the global advocacy effort for action to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of CVD.
All our programmes and partnerships are aimed at creating awareness of CVD as a priority issue across the globe.
Find out more about our and our members' work around the world.
Explore everything from toolkits, videos and infographics, to policy reports, factsheets and more.
This week, from 19-25 November 2018, is AF Association Global AF Aware Week.
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least 500,000 people remain undiagnosed. This number is expected to double by 2050.
This year, the message is ‘Know Your Pulse to Know Your Heart Rhythm’. Knowing your pulse is the easiest way to detect an arrhythmia, and we all need to help us spread the word.
The AF Association is also promoting our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign, as per the image above.
Discover more on the AF website
Watch our news article section for ‘White Paper on inequalities and unmet needs in the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) and use of therapies to prevent AF‐related stroke in Europe’ this coming Wednesday 21 November!
European Heart Journal Cardiopulse features our new WHF President Prof Karen Sliwa
Happy New Year 2019 with a look back on 2018
PHFI announces eLearning courses: ePost Graduate Program in Health Promotion & eCourse on Tobacco Control (eCTC)