Heart failure is a serious chronic condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood to support the needs of other organs in the body. The most common causes of heart failure include coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack), congenital heart defects, or damaged heart valves.
Heart Failure Awareness Month
May 2023 #HighlightHeartFailure and Save Lives
The 2023 Global Heart Hub Heart Failure Awareness Month Campaign aims to educate the public on Heart Failure.
We seek to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with heart failure, as well as the importance of early detection and effective management.
Our Mission: Raising Awareness of Heart Failure
The first patient council to be established by the Global Heart Hub was the Heart Failure Patient Council. This council is an alliance of patient organisations from across the globe, working with heart failure patients and their carers. A priority of the council is to raise awareness of heart failure, promote public and healthcare education and advocate for policy action in an insufficiently recognised and increasingly burdensome disease area.
The Patient Council is united in the view that heart failure is poorly recognised and not well understood by both the general public and healthcare professionals.
There is global consensus that:
Achievements to date:
Currently, members of the Heart Failure Patient Council include:
Chair, Heart Failure Patient Council
For questions on the Global Heart Hub or how you can join, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org