The Madrid Assembly opens its doors to a member of the SHD Coalition: Maite San Saturnino’s hearing on CVD

On February 19, 2024, Maite San Saturnino, president of the Patient Platform of the Spanish Heart Foundation and member of... Voir l'article

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU: what to expect for cardiovascular health and SHD?

The promotion of cardiovascular health is increasingly high on the political agenda. This is the main conclusion we can derive... Voir l'article

Spanish Cardiovascular Health Strategy (ESCAV): an inspiration for Europe

  The approval of the ESCAV in 2022 entailed an important milestone in the cardiovascular health policy framework in Spain,... Voir l'article

The efforts of the EU SHD Coalition recognised in Spanish media

Dr. Jorge Solís Martín, coordinator of the departments of cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease at the University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, writes an article about why valvular heart disease is an increasing public health threat in the Spanish schedule and how the coalition has helped focus institutional attention on these conditions. In a blog in Elconfidencial's Aliments, Dr. Solís addresses the most important needs in combating heart valve diseases disease, including the need for early detection. In particular, Dr. Solís points to the work of the EU SHD Coalition to raise awareness among institutions and policymakers. According to Dr. Solís, the Department of Valvular Heart Disease of the Cardiology Service of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, with more than two thousand patients in follow-up, has become a national reference thanks to organisational efforts to address the avalanche of valvular heart patients in one of Madrid's oldest populations, which is a faithful reflection of the general situation expected in the coming decades. He acknowledged the importance of raising political awareness of the problem of valvular heart disease, welcoming the work of the EU SHD Coalition in this context. Jorge Solís, M.D., is a cardiologist, founder of the Atria Clinic and coordinator of the Cardiac Imaging and Valvular Heart Disease Departments at University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain. He specialised in valvular heart disease and cardiac imaging in the United States, first for a year in Montana with renowned cardiac surgeon Carlos Duran and later for four years in the Cardiac Imaging Department at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Harvard Medical School). The full article is accessible here:

State of play of SHD in Spain – Interview with our experts Prof .Rodriguez-Roda Stuart and Prof. José Luis Zamorano-Gomez

Members of the Coalition, as well as eminent and recognised experts on SHDs in Spain, Prof. Rodriguez-Roda Stuart and Prof. José Luis Zamorano-Gomez provide their view on the situation of SHD care in Spain and on the political stakes to act towards better detection and prevention on SHD. Prof. José Rodriguez-Roda Stuart is Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit at Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid) and Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. Prof. Zamorano-Gomez is head of Cardiology Unit at Hospital Ramón y Cajal, and member of the European Society of Cardiology.

Spanish Senate approves Motion on addressing structural heart diseases

After taking part in a virtual debate on the impact of COVID-19 and structural heart disease in the elderly, socialist Senator Esther Carmona proposed …

Virtual debate with Spanish policymakers on the role of the heart

On 19 October the Spanish Confederation of Elderly Organisations (CEOMA) organised a virtual event with policymakers and experts to discuss the role of the heart …


During a Roundtable held by the Galicia Sur Health Research Institute at the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, several experts discussed the current …