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Title: Education and certification on heart failure of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
Authors: Mullens, Wilfried 
Coats, Andrew J.S. 
Seferović, Petar M. 
Metra, Marco I. 
Mebazaa, Alexandre 
Ruschitzka, Frank T. 
Filippatos, Gerasimos S. 
Volterrani, Maurizio 
Ponikowski, Piotr P. 
Jankowska, Ewa Anita 
Chioncel, Ovidiu 
McDonagh, Theresa A. 
Piepoli, Massimo F. 
Milicic, Davor 
Thum, Thomas 
Hill, Loreena Michelle 
Abdelhamid, Magdy 
Adamopoulos, Stamatis 
Belenkov, Yuri 
Ben-Gal, Tuvia 
Böhm, Michael 
Cohen-Solal, Alain 
Gustafsson, Finn 
Jaarsma, Tiny 
Moura, Brenda 
Rakisheva, Amina 
Ristic, Arsen D. 
Bayes-Genis, Antonio 
Van Linthout, Sophia 
Anker, Stefan D. 
Tocchetti, Carlo Gabriele 
Lopatin, Yuri 
Lund, Lars 
Savarese, Gianluigi 
Čelutkienė, Jelena 
Cowie, Martin 
Lambrinou, Ekaterini 
Ray, Robin 
Lainscak, Mitja 
Skouri, Hadi 
Wallner, Markus 
Rosano, Giuseppe M C 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Heart failure;Quality of care centres;Comprehensive educational programme;Quality of patient-centred
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2022
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure, 2022
Journal: European Journal of Heart Failure 
Abstract: Heart failure (HF) is a devastating chronic and disabling disease with a wide variety of pharmaceutical and device treatment options which are becoming increasingly complex to implement. According to the Heart Failure Association (HFA) Atlas, a subspeciality resource aimed at sourcing contemporary data concerning the epidemiology and healthcare resources for HF, HF is prevalent in17.20 patients per1000 persons, accounting for 2671HFhospitalizations per million inhabitants annually in Europe.1HFpatients also suffer from a high prevalence of non-cardiac comorbidities, which adds complexity to their HF treatment and can negatively impact prognosis.2As a result, HF-related healthcare expenditure continues to rise, and healthcare organizations are becoming faced with the impossible challenge to provide the necessary financial and logistical support to this growing number of patients. In order to address these challenges, the HFA recently outlined the development of quality of care centres (QCC), in order to encourage multidisciplinary management of HF that will improve quality of care and survival.3However, there remains a significant unmet need to train sufficient multidisciplinary teams lead by HF specialists to take care of this expanding group of HF patients. In order to ensure that the next generation of medically-qualified HF specialists will receive high-quality training, this consensus statement of the HFA outlines the requirements for a European training and certification programme for such specialists. The primary goal of this comprehensive educational programme is to increase the quality of patient-centred care related to HF.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/23915
ISSN: 1879-0844
DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.2430
Rights: © European Society of Cardiology
Type: Article
Affiliation : Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg 
Hasselt University 
University of Warwick 
University of Belgrade 
University of Brescia 
Université de Paris 
UniversitatsSpital Zurich 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
RCCS San Raffaele Roma 
Wroclaw Medical University 
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy 
King's College Hospital 
Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital 
University of Zagreb 
Hannover Medical School 
Queen’s University Belfast 
Cairo University 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University 
Tel Aviv University 
Saarland University 
Paris University 
University of Copenhagen 
Linköping University 
Armed Forces Hospital, Porto, Portugal 
Scientific Institution of Cardiology and Internal Diseases, Almaty 
Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital Badalona 
Universitätmedizin Berlin 
German Center for Cardiovascular Research 
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin 
Federico II University 
Volgograd State Medical University 
Karolinska University Hospital 
Vilnius University 
Cyprus University of Technology 
University London 
University of Ljubljana 
American University of Beirut 
Medical University of Graz 
St George's University of London 
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