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The Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) was
ounded in 2003 as an affiliated research institute of the Korean Society of Cardiology(KSC), and was inaugurated as the Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) on March 30, 2018.

Regarding The Korean Society of Heart Failure, after being founded as a research society that is affiliated with The Korean Society of Cardiology in the year 2003
Over the past 19 years, thanks to the active participation and efforts of nine former executives and 580 members, numerous achievements were made such as academic improvement from basic research to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart failure, as well as the development of standard care guidelines for patient care in real-world clinical practice, medical training, and campaigns to improve public awareness of heart failure.


The conference of the Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) has elevated its status as a world-class conference, maintaining its active network with many other heart failure societies around the world, as well as participating in various domestic academic events in research & study fields.
The prevalence of patients with heart failure in Korea is now 2.25 %. Heart failure is a disease that will be explosively increased domestically and internationally in the post aging era. Often, there are heart failure patients who miss an appropriate treatment timing due to poor initial treatment, and this could lead to a worse mortality rate than that of most cancer(except lung cancer) patients.

The Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) has been making lots of academic efforts to conquer the heart failure.
A number of academic books and globally acknowledged articles have been published by the Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF).
This not only helped to raise the status of our medical service to a global level, but also served as a momentum to have citizens and medical personnel be appropriately aware of what heart failure is about.
The Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) has five core agendas as below.

First

to improve
public awareness of
heart failure

Even the government, media, and even medical personnel, as well as general people/patients, are not fully aware of heart failure.
In the past few years, there have been some campaigns sponsored by the Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF), which brought some changes to this reality.
We will continue to promote the campaign, "Let's know better about heart failure" through a variety of media and activities.

Second

to register ‘heart failure’
in the severe disease codes
from the government's aspect

Heart failure is a disease where untreated neglect leads to severe clinical outcomes,
unreasonably high treatment costs, and a very high risk of death / sudden death. Therefore,
we will make an effort to register ‘heart failure’ in the severe disease codes from the government's aspect.

Third

to promote multi-disciplinary
intermediation studies of
heart failure disease

Heart failure is a heart disease with a variety of comorbidities, thus to be further studied in cooperation with many fields.
Therefore, we will try to promote multi-disciplinary research.

Fourth

to promote rare intractable genetic disease
studies with regard
to heart failure

We will arouse public interest in a variety of hereditary heart failure disorders, including familial dilated cardiomyopathy,
cardiac amyloidosis, and Fabri's disease, and support and activate a variety of clinical studies.

Fifth

to import new medicine/medical technology

for the treatment of heart failure,
to carry out reimbursement policy
We will attempt to derive government's political efforts in order to introduce advanced heart failure medication
or new medical technologies that can significantly reduce the mortality rate of people with heart failure.

with a strong heart.
The healthy hundred years old

The Korean Society of Heart Failure(KSHF) is reviewing the current domestic/international situation, taking the five core agendas above into consideration, and will be making appropriate strategies accordingly.



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