Case study from Heart failure policy and practice in Europe

Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre

17 November, 2020

The Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre at Würzburg University was founded by physicians and scientists to implement novel approaches to heart failure research and care.1 It is a leading centre of excellence that houses research groups, clinical and animal imaging, experimental laboratories and outpatient care facilities.

The Centre focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration, communication and education.1 In addition to a strong research component, resident cardiologists collaborate with specialists in different fields to provide optimal care. The centre offers training in heart failure for nurses and junior physicians, and supports public outreach initiatives to improve awareness of the syndrome.1 2

The outpatient clinic at the Centre specialises in supporting people with complex heart failure from across the region.3


  1. Angermann CE, Frantz S, Maack C. 2018. The Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre in Würzburg, Germany. European Heart Journal 39(20): 1757-60
  2. Störk S, Kavoliuniene A, Vinereanu D, et al. 2016. What does the lay public know about heart failure? Findings from the Heart Failure Awareness Day Initiative. Eur J Heart Fail 18(1): 66-70
  3. Universitätsklinikum Würzburg. Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC): outpatient treatment. Available from: [Accessed 13/07/20]
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