Launch of the Written Declaration on Heart Failure
The new European Parliament Written Declaration on Heart Failure was opened on the 24th October 2016.
Both European and national stakeholders and policymakers play essential roles in reducing burden of this life-long condition. The event saw healthcare professionals, cardiologists, policymakers, representatives of health organisations and patient representatives gather to discuss the need for strong leadership and collaboration across all levels to tackle the current and future challenge of heart failure.
The event was the occasion to:
- Preview the current ‘state of play’ in the diagnosis of heart failure, looking at policy and practice across Europe;
- Discuss heart failure within the European policy framework on chronic diseases and solutions to address this major health challenge;
- Look at the next steps in heart failure – exchanging views with experts, patients and specialised healthcare professionals in the expert panel and in the Audience.