• 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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  • European Elections 2019

  • February 13th 2019
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) calls on all 2019 political candidates and parties to pledge their commitment to improving cardiovascular health and the lives of those living with CVD. We explain why this is so important in our EHN manifesto for the European elections 2019.


  • World No Tobacco Day

  • June 05th 2018
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    The European Heart Network, the Smokefree Partnership, the World Heart Federation and the European Network for Smoking Prevention organise a Round table on Tobacco Control and Cardiovascular Diseases, and a World No Tobacco Day Award Ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels

    6 June 2018, 11:00 - 13:00, Meeting Room ASP 3F383

    Here is a link to the programme

    Here is a link to the press release



  • EHN welcomes draft WHO guidelines on sat fats & trans fats

  • May 29th 2018
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    The European Heart Network welcomes the draft WHO guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans fatty acid intake for adults and children. This detailed, up-to-date review of the latest evidence by WHO, along with the clear message conveyed by the draft recommendations, is a most welcome contribution to the ongoing commentary about this issue.

    Here is the EHN comment on the WHO draft Guidelines.

  • MEP Heart Group meeting, Tuesday 24 April 2018

  • April 24th 2018
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    Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health

    Despite considerable progress in tackling cardiovascular diseases, it remains the leading cause of death and a major cause of illness and disability for men and women in Europe and in the EU. More than 49 million people in the EU live with CVD. Each year, more than 1.8 million people in the EU die from CVD.(1)

    The members of the MEP Heart Group gathered on 24 April 2018 in the European Parliament to see how transforming European food and drinks policies can contribute to better cardiovascular health.

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