HFPN set to release Action Statement on Heart Failure, a call to action for EU institutions

26 August 2021

As secretariat to the Heart Failure Policy Network (HFPN), we are pleased to announce that the network will be launching the Action Statement on Heart Failure on 7 September.

This is arguably the most detailed call to action on heart failure yet directed at European institutions.  It includes clear recommendations for the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to deliver best-practice heart failure care and improve patient outcomes in EU Member States. These recommendations link with EU programmes, such as Horizon Europe and EU4Health, and were developed under the guidance of leading experts in heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

The statement, which has been formally endorsed by 27 organisations across Europe, emphasises that consideration of heart failure is vital for the EU’s societal progress, longer-term prosperity and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement also highlights the need for an EU Action Plan on Cardiovascular Disease.

One in five of us can expect to live with heart failure at some point in our lives. The syndrome is the most common cause of hospitalisation for people over the age of 65 and the leading cause of preventable hospitalisations in the EU.

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For more information about the Heart Failure Policy Network, please visit the HFPN website.