We are the European Heart Network

We play a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases, in particular heart disease and stroke.

EHN Strategic Plan 2023-2030

Europe’s Cardiovascular Health Opportunities:

Leadership for Change

EHN Members

EHN has members across Europe. EHN members are national heart foundations and associations committed to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe, supporting patients, representing patient interests and funding research.

European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics

Mission and vision

We believe every European has a right to a life free from avoidable cardiovascular diseases. We play a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases, through advocacy, networking, capacity-building, representing patient interests and research.

Why it matters

3.9 million

Deaths for CVD in Europe per year

45%

Of all deaths in Europe are from CVD

210 billion

Annual cost of CVD to EU economy (€)

85 million

People living with CVD in Europe

Latest news

14 Feb 2024

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a healthy heart

On Valentine’s Day, we call for European policies that are conducive to a healthy heart to achieve a society free...

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06 Feb 2024

The public health community mourns the death of John Ryan, former DG SANTE Deputy Director General

After years of collaboration with our network, the passing of John Ryan deeply saddens us. As the former DG SANTE...

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19 Dec 2023

EACH Exhibition in Strasbourg sparks Momentum for Cardiovascular Health in Europe

The EACH (European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health) Exhibition was held at the European Parliament (EP) in...

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Our network

EHN has members across Europe. EHN members are national heart foundations and associations committed to preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe, supporting patients, representing patient interests and funding research.