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AUSTRALIA

Her Heart

Her Heart is a health promotion charity and registered not-for-profit that aims to educate women on the risks of heart disease. As it has been found that the death of women due to heart disease is largely preventable, Her Heart aspires to educate and empower women to take control of their lives and make the necessary changes to decrease their risk of developing heart disease. It’s well-documented that funding more research will not drive change – it’s time we moved beyond the rhetoric and start taking action.

herheart.org

Heart Support Australia

Heart Support-Australia (HS-A)

Heart Support Australia is the national body providing support, services and information for people who have experienced a cardiac event. The National Office supports Heart Support Australia’s role as a Peak Body through information, engagement and collaboration with partners from across the health sector. Heart Support Australia also has a network of Branches and interest groups across Australia delivering information, education and support to individuals and their carers.

heartsupport.org.au

BRAZIL

Instituto Lado A Lado Pela Vida

Instituto Lado A Lado Pela Vida

For 10 years, the Side by Side Institute has been dedicated to bringing information about health and awareness of the importance of changing habits to adopt a healthier lifestyle, focused on prevention. We do this through our Campaigns and Pillars, acting throughout Brazil.

ladoaladopelavida.org.br

CANADA

Heartlife Foundation Canada

The Heartlife Foundation

The HeartLife Foundation is Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led heart failure organization. We are a Federal Not-for-Profit aimed at raising public awareness of heart failure, engaging patients, families and caregivers to provide education and mentorship, help facilitate access to the latest innovations and therapies, and advocate better care for all. Charitable status is currently under review

heartlife.ca

Heartlife Foundation Canada

Heart & Stroke Foundation

For more than 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. You’ll probably run into someone today who is alive and well thanks to the countless Canadians who have supported our cause with their time and donations.

heartandstroke.ca

CZECH REPUBLIC

Diakar

Diabetik KV, Z.Ú.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the target group of people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

diakar.cz

EGYPT

The Egyptian Association for Care of Heart Failure Patients

The Egyptian Association for Care of Heart Failure Patients

Our aim is to heighten awareness of Heart Failure through a national disease awareness campaign. We aim to improve the lives of people living with heart failure. We will define and clarify the severity of the problem and make it understandable to all audiences. We will strive to amplify the patient voice by communicating with the media, press and policy makers.

FRANCE

AVEC

AVEC (Association Vie Et Coeur)

A non-profit organization created by people with heart failure who aim to:

  • Offer non-medical support to newly diagnosed people and their families
  • Develop friendship and mutual help between members
  • Organize and offer the members adapted physical activities
  • Ensure exchanges of medical, paramedical and public information in consultation with the scientific council
  • Keep members informed about heart failure and related diseases
  • Ensure the representation of heart failure patients and defend their interests in various local, regional, national and international bodies
  • Promote information and research on heart failure and related diseases
  • Promote the prevention of heart failure

avec-france.com

ASPIC

Association pour les Patients Insuffisants Cardiaques

ASPIC’s mission is:

  • to work for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • to morally support patients and their loved ones by listening and connecting with other people with heart failure
  • to make known the disease, its consequences and constraints for a better understanding of those who suffer and better care
  • support patients and their relatives in the observance of the food, medication and lifestyle guidelines imposed by the disease
  • to inform the public of the symptoms of the disease for an earlier diagnosis
  • to create a constant rapport with doctors and nursing staff for better management of the disease
  • to defend and if possible to change the rights and the help to the patients
SIC

Association pour le soutien à l’Insuffisance Cardiaque

Consisting of patients and representatives of hospital services, the SIC association aims, among other things, to help, support and support patients in their fight against heart failure by assisting or accompanying newcomers to the disease, by contributing to a better knowledge of this pathology and a better and wider consideration of its effects by the public authorities through health policy.

sic-asso.org

GERMANY

Herzschwaeche Franken

Herzschwacehe Franken E.V

Heart failure Franken E.V. has set itself the goal:

  • To provide information about the importance of cardiac insufficiency for health and life through publications and events
  • To promote and initialize programs for the early detection of heart failure
  • Support patients suffering from heart failure and their relatives

herzschwaeche-franken.de

GREECE

Epioni, the Greek Carers’ Network

Our aim is to provide continuous and quality support services for individuals who work as informal, unpaid carers of family members or friends who are struggling with physical or mental illness, disability or addiction.

epioniblog.wordpress.com

HUNGARY

SVZIVSN

SzivSN Territorial Patient Society

The staff of the Semmelweis University Cardiology Center and the patients were established by the HEART (We help you!) A nationwide patient association. The aim of the program is to allow patients with infarction, hypertension, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, pacemaker, ICD to voluntarily join the association.

szivsn.hu

IRELAND

Heartbeat Trust

The Heartbeat Trust

The Heartbeat Trust is a charity established in 2004 by Prof Ken McDonald and Dr Mark Ledwidge to support specialist clinical and research services in heart failure and heart failure prevention in Ireland.

heartbeat-trust.ie

Croi Heart and Stroke Charity Ireland

Croí

At Croí, our aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery & wellbeing. Our work is funded from the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy. We are deeply grateful for the support and endorsement of our donors, supporters and volunteers who give so generously of their time and resources.

croi.ie

Irish Heart Failure Alliance

Irish Heart Failure Alliance

ITALY

AISC

Italian Heart Failure Patients Association

Our mission is the scientific knowledge of the pathology, the creation of a network of contact between patients and the encouragement of them to help and support each other through the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

associazioneaisc.org

Department of Medical-Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine

Department of Medical-Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine, University La Sapienza Rome, Sant’Andrea Hospital

LATVIA

Par Sirdi LV

“Par Sirdi.lv” is non-governmental organization founded in November 2011, bringing together various heart and cardio vascular disease patients, as well their relatives. Our mission: To reduce the impact of heart and cardiovascular diseases by promotion of healthy living, education of society regarding the risks of diseases, ensuring the access to health care information and advocacy of patients (defending patient rights to quality medical care and information).

parsirdi.lv

LEBANON

HFLEBANON

Heart Failure in Lebanon: HFLeb

Heart Failure in Lebanon (HFLeb) is a non-profit organization that is planned to help support patients with Heart Failure in Lebanon. This organization has two branches that include: multidisciplinary healthcare professionals from various disciplines medicine, nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy and a patient led organization that is being developed to help raise public awareness on Heart Failure.

American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC)

American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC)

AUBMC is an academic medical center dedicated to the passionate pursuit of improving the health of the community in Lebanon and the region through the delivery of exceptional and comprehensive quality care to our patients, excellence in education and training, and leadership in innovative research.

aubmc.org

LITHUANIA

Sirdies Lithuania

Lithuanian Heart Failure Organisation / Širdies Nepakankamumu Sergančiųjų Asociacija

The Lithuanian Heart Failure Association is a non-profit support organization founded in 2016. It unites heart failure patients and advocates on behalf of them. Cardio patients and their families have taken up the most active roles. The Association addresses medical practitioners and healthcare policy makers on their members behalf, calling for a mutual dialog and advocating for access to adequate treatment and psychological assistance, participate in the development and implementation of social programs, according to people with heart failure. Ms. Tatjana Pirmaitiene is President of Lithuanian Heart Failure Association and Ambassador for heart failure sufferers.

sirdiesnepakankamumas.lt

NETHERLANDS

Hart4Onderzoek – Heart4Research

Hart4Research (H4O) is the only charity foundation that, among other things, commits itself from patient level through crowdfunding actions & fundraising to generate funds for scientific research into (congenital) heart and / or vascular diseases in (young) adults. The emphasis here is on the demand orientation of young researchers in particular, small-scale research projects and applications. Our objectives are a good chance of survival, improving the daily quality of life for the (young adult) heart patient. We offer a platform where patients and researchers can find each other easily.

hart4onderzoek.nl

Let the beat go on

Let the Beat Go On

“Let the beat go on’’ coaches and supports people with heart diseases and heart failure. Let the beat go on offers courses in creative stress management and in mindfulness. Creative stress management training gives you more insight in the physical effects of stress; how your brains, body and heart (rhythm) respond and how you can use your emotional brakes. The training is based on the cognitive therapy of the US psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck. Often, patients experience ‘life events’ such as resuscitation, interventions and sometimes experiencing near death.

letthebeatgoon.com

PORTUGAL

Portugese Heart Foundation

Portuguese Heart Foundation

As doenças cardiovasculares são a primeira causa de morte em Portugal. A prevenção é um meio para combater este flagelo e essa é a nossa missão: sensibilizar para a adopção de comportamentos saudáveis. Pequenos gestos do dia-a-dia podem fazer a diferença de uma vida!

fpcardiologia.pt

Bate Bate Coracao

Associação Bate Bate Coração

Somos uma instituição sem fins lucrativos que tem como objetivos a sensibilização e mobilização para os temas da prevenção, diagnóstico e tratamento das doençascardiovasculares, que constituem a principal causa de morte da população portuguesa. Trabalhamos para construir uma sociedade mais informada e capaz de prevenir os fatores de risco das doenças cardiovasculares e de lidar com as suas ocorrências.

batebatecoracao.pt

AADIC – Associação de Apoio a Doentes com Insuficiência Cardíaca

ROMANIA

Patient Alliance for Chronic Diseases

SLOVENIA

Slovenian Heart Foundation

The Slovenian Heart Foundation (originally Društvo za zdravje srca in ožilja Slovenije) is a humanitarian non-governmental organisation that has been operating in the public interest in the field of health care since 1991. The Foundation carries out its activities throughout Slovenia. It includes 9 branches and two independent associations (the Regional Heart Foundation for Maribor and the Podravje Region as well as the Regional Heart Foundation for the Pomurje Region) with over 8,000 members altogether.

zasrce.si

SPAIN

Cardio Alianza

Cardio Alianza “The Spanish Association of Heart Patients”

Cardioalianza is a non-profit association, formed in 2014, which brings together 16 organizations of patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Spain.
Cardioalianza are dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of people with CVD.

cardioalianza.org

U.S.A.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. To offer this hope Mended Hearts provides a variety of programs.

mendedhearts.org