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The Global Heart Hub was delighted to co-host a special event in Brussels on “Heart Valve Disease in Europe: Creating A Better Patient Journey” on 27 April 2022.

This special event highlighted the burden of heart disease in Europe and provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss recommendations for a better patient journey. This event was co-hosted by Global Heart Hub and MEP Brando Benifei and moderated by Nicola Bedlington.

Speakers included Suzanne Wait (the Health Policy Partnership), Marta Sitges (Universitat de Barcelona), Jens Naumann (Initiative Herzklappe e.V.), Vytenis Andriukaitis (former EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety) and MEP Nicolás González Casares. Participants included Members of the European Parliament, patients with heart valve disease, patient organisations from across Europe, including Meine Herzklappe (Austria), Initiative Herzklappe (Germany), Croí (Ireland), Cuore Italia (Italy), EcoSerce (Poland), AEPOVAC (Spain) and Heart Valve Voice (UK), as well as clinicians, industry and civil society representatives.

You can read the summary report of the event here.

You can also watch some of the key moments from the event here.