About Us

About the Coalition

The Structural Heart Disease Coalition is a European multi-stakeholder platform grouping together stakeholders and experts who have a common interest in raising awareness about the burden of structural heart disease and prioritising its detection and treatment. The Coalition is calling for urgent action at the EU and country levels to improve care and outcomes.

The Coalition’s work is supported by leading politicians from across Europe who have all highlighted the urgency of the issue.




Our Mission

The Structural Heart Disease Coalition (SHD Coalition) is a European network that brings together experts including key opinion leaders, politicians, patients and industry that collaborate to ensure that SHD is prioritised in policy with the aim of decreasing the burden of the disease and improving patients’ quality of life.

The Coalition is driven by the European Manifesto for a Healthier Europe: Living Longer, Living Better, which was launched by Italian MEP Brando Benifei in 2019. The Manifesto calls for

  1. political prioritisation through an EU Joint Action;
  2. more systematic detection and diagnosis of structural heart disease; and
  3. proactive treatment. Find out more here.

Since its launch, the Coalition will now work together to turn these messages into concrete actions at both the EU level and in EU countries.


Stakeholder support for the Coalition

Are you or your organisation interested in supporting the Coalition?  Get in touch! 



Financial support

From January 2023, the EU SHD Coalition is supported by Edwards Lifesciences and GE HealthCare.

The website content is maintained and updated by RPP Group who acts as the Coalition’s Secretariat.

The Steering Committee guides independently the strategic direction of the Coalition, as well as the website content. Each member has an equal voice in the decisions regarding the Coalition activities and orientations. For more information see the “About us” section.

All members of the Coalition are bound by the Code of Conduct and provide their time for free. The Code of Conduct can be send after a request addressed to the Secretariat: secretariat(at)structuralheartdiseasecoalition.eu