There are some exciting ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ events on the horizon in Germany!
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:11

  There are some exciting ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ events on the horizon in Germany!  On the 26th of May, Herzschwäche Franken…

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AISC, May 26th_Information Point at San Basilio (Rome)
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:09

 

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AISC, Information Point at Fiano Romano
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:08
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“HERZVERBAND, Bürgermeister-Statement.”
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:07

  Entwurf für Aussendung des Bürgermeister   Der folgende Text ist ein Entwurf einer möglichen Presseaussendung für Bürgermeister, die anlässlich des…

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“Hart 4 Ondersoek, All the best to Amsterdam in their event today”
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:06

  All the best to Amsterdam in their event today We’re delighted to welcome Amsterdam to join the alliance of dedicated European cities with…

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Herzlich willkommen zum, Nürnberger Patiententag Herzschwäche
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:05

 

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More events scheduled in Portugal
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:04

  More events scheduled in Portugal’s capital city!   On 30th May, the Portuguese Heart Foundation will partner with local Heart Failure…

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Patiententag Herzschwäche #ActingOfHeartFailure Campaign
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:03
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Association Vie Et Cœur “AVEC presents SOIRÉE FESTIVE”
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:01

  As part of European Heart Failure awareness days, the Polyclinique of Poitiers in partnership with the French Society of Cardiology,…

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Cardio Alianza turns Spain Red for Heart Failure Awareness Week
Published on June 7, 2018 at 15:00

  In Spain, Cardio Alianza has coordinated ‘Heart Failure Week’ with planned events throughout 7 Cities taking place from the 7th to 11th of May…

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In Ireland, Croi and The Heartbeat Trust  are collaborating on the ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ campaign with a number of awareness events!
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:59

  In Ireland, Croi and The Heartbeat Trust  are collaborating on the ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ campaign with a number of awareness events!   The…

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The ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ campaign is getting very busy with awareness events in Lithuania!
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:58

  The ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ campaign is getting very busy with awareness events in Lithuania!  On the 4th of May, Širdies…

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Patiententag Herzschwäeche
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:57

 

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Širdies Nepakankamumu Sergančiųjų Asociacija: Infografika
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:52

     

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Österreichischer Herzverband ¡Acting on Heart Failure!
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:51

Entwurf für Aussendung des Bürgermeister   Der folgende Text ist ein Entwurf einer möglichen Presseaussendung für Bürgermeister, die anlässlich des Europäischen…

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The ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ team at ParSirdi.lv in Latvia
Published on June 7, 2018 at 14:50

  The ‘Acting on Heart Failure’ team at ParSirdi.lv in Latvia will be holding a health screening and awareness event on…

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The Polyclinique of Poitiers in partnership with the French Society of Cardiology
Published on June 6, 2018 at 16:41

  The Polyclinique of Poitiers in partnership with the French Society of Cardiology. The Polyclinique of Poitiers in partnership with the…

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Portuguese Heart Foundation, organized a Heart Festival in Cascais
Published on June 1, 2018 at 20:39

  On Saturday 26th May, iHHub partners, the Portuguese Heart Foundation, organized a Heart Festival in Cascais, a cosmopolitan town located 30 km…

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Portuguese Heart Foundation (PHF), in partnership with AADIC
Published on June 1, 2018 at 20:29

  On the 30th of May the Portuguese Heart Foundation (PHF), in partnership with AADIC – Association of Support for Patients…

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Styria & Vienna join the campaign
Published on May 30, 2018 at 21:13

  iHHub European alliance members, the Austrian Heart Association (AHA) have coordinated Styria and Vienna’s commitment to Heart Failure awareness efforts.  In Styria,…

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Amsterdam and Breda represent the Netherlands in the Acting on Heart Failure campaign
Published on May 30, 2018 at 16:49

  Amsterdam and Breda represent the Netherlands in the Acting on Heart Failure campaign   On 22nd May, Dayenne Zwaagman and Patricia…

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Liepāja & Riga in Latvia join the campaign
Published on May 24, 2018 at 18:59

  On 17th May, iHHub members ParSirdi.lv coordinated an event in close collaboration with the Municipality of Liepāja City.  Deputy Mayor Gunārs Ansiņš…

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Portugal adds their capital city to the European alliance
Published on May 23, 2018 at 17:52

  Portugal adds their capital city to the European alliance In Lisbon on 19th May iHHub alliance members the Portuguese Heart Foundation, held a…

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The capital city of Slovenia joins the Acting on Heart Failure campaign!
Published on May 23, 2018 at 17:22

  Ljubljana has joined the alliance of European cities committed to raising awareness of Heart Failure.  Throughout Heart Failure month in…

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“Cork joins Galway and Dublin to raise Ireland’s voice in the Acting on Heart Failure campaign.”
Published on May 22, 2018 at 18:38

  On May 9th Ireland’s second largest city, Cork hosted the growing alliance of European cities actively working to raise awareness for…

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AISC May 12nd Conference at Catania (Sicily)
Published on May 21, 2018 at 18:49

  Italy recognises “The Patient’s Voice” Italy has launched their participation in European Heart Failure Awareness Month in Sicily.  On 12th May…

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AISC May 20th_Walking in the center of Rome
Published on May 21, 2018 at 18:31

  Further celebrations are underway in Italy to help raise awareness during Heart Failure Awareness Month.  On 20th MayAssociazione Italiana Scompensati Cardiaci…

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AISC May 13rd_Music is good for the Heart
Published on May 21, 2018 at 18:12

  Following their launch on 12th May in Sicily, Italy added Rome to the alliance of European cities in the Acting on Heart…

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MON CEUR ENTRE PARENTHESES #ActingOfHeartFailure
Published on May 21, 2018 at 18:05

  The City of Liege add their hearts to the campaign Our partners in Belgium have added their city, Liege to…

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European Heart Failure Awareness Day
Published on May 18, 2018 at 16:41

  Today’s lunchtime awareness action at Poitiers Polyclinique. Low salt diet. Today the staff had a choice of low salt alternatives…

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”An exciting adventure. My Heart In Motion’’
Published on May 17, 2018 at 17:10

  Health Walk & QUIZ   As part of our events to mark European Heart Failure Day, AVEC – Association Vie…

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The Heartbeat Trust takes part in the in the European Campaign ‘Acting on Heart Failure’
Published on May 15, 2018 at 22:15

  The capital city of Ireland joins the campaign The capital city of Ireland, Dublin, joined the European ‘Acting on Heart Failure’…

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LITHUANIA Heart failure week
Published on May 11, 2018 at 21:14

  European Heart Failure Awareness month continues with important events held throughout Europe by our alliance of heart patient organisations.  On…

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Acting On HeartFailure Galway May 4th.
Published on May 11, 2018 at 21:13

  The International Heart Hub (iHHub) launched its first event as part of its unique multi-city ‘Acting on Heart Failure Global…

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The Acting on Heart Failure campaign continued in Rotenburg
Published on May 11, 2018 at 21:12

  Congratulations to our iHHub friends in Rotenburg, Germany who conducted a Heart Failure screening initiative in a meeting hall provided…

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About This Campaign

The objectives of this campaign are:

  1. To explain what Heart Failure is and highlight its burden of disease
  2. To differentiate Heart Failure from other heart conditions, such as heart attack and cardiac arrest
  3. To highlight that Heart Failure isn’t isolated to the elderly population, but in reality can affect individuals across their life course

The key messages from this campaign are:

  • Heart Failure is a condition impacting more than 60 million people worldwide. Heart failure can have devastating symptoms that can severely impact a patient’s quality of life.
  • Heart Failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped working.
  • Heart Failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood around the body. It is different from a heart attack or cardiac arrest:
    • Heart Failure can be seen as a ‘pumping problem,’ where the heart is not squeezing properly
    • Cardiac arrest can be seen as an ‘electrical problem’ where a signalling error disrupts the heartbeat
    • Heart attack can be seen as a ‘plumbing problem’ where there is a blockage in the artery
  • Heart failure most often affects those aged over 65, however it can also affect young people.

The key elements of this campaign are:

  • This is a Patient Group led initiative dedicated to increasing awareness of Heart Failure across Europe.  The campaign is supported by Novartis.
  • Throughout the month of May the Mayors of over 40 European Cities will add their voice and endorsement to this important awareness initiative.
  • Starting in Galway, Ireland on Friday May 4th the Mayor of the City will be the first to join with the Mayors of over 40 other cities across Europe who on various dates throughout the month of May will unite in supporting this important campaign by highlighting what is something of a forgotten condition affecting the lives of millions of people. The EU countries already committed to participating in this initiative are: Ireland; France; Spain; Italy; Portugal; Austria; Latvia; Slovenia; Hungary; Germany; Romania; Belgium and the Netherlands.