Make heart failure a national priority
National HF strategies
Public Awareness Campaigns
Data-driven Resource Planning
Until now, heart failure has been a forgotten condition. Yet 1 in 5 of us are at risk of developing heart failure over the course of our lives* and its cost to health care systems is considerable.
What’s more, heart failure is a debilitating condition which has a huge impact on the quality of life of those affected.* Many patients are treated inadequately, causing avoidable suffering and early death.
National leadership is key to raising awareness of the unmet needs surrounding heart failure. Every country should have a written strategic plan of reducing the burden of heart failure. Public awareness campaigns are needed to help everyone understand the symptoms of heart failure. Reliable data are also critical to identify what needs to be done to improve outcomes for patients, making best use of available resources.