Floris Italianer

CEO of the Dutch Heart Foundation and President of the European Heart Network

The Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) wants to enable people to live a heathy life through getting most out their heart and to keep it in the best possible shape . Our strategy aims for the earlier recognition and better treatment of cardiovascular diseases, through financing research, providing tailormade information about healthy heart lifestyle and to find innovative solutions in healthcare and prevention. 

Floris Italianer is currently CEO of the Dutch Heart Foundation and President of the European Heart Network. He is also board member of Dutch Healthcare Foundations for a non-smoking future Generation. Floris has a background in business, health systems finance, fundraising and marketing and has held board positions in various non-profit organisations.   

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Posted on 27.09.2021

New EU Alliance will put cardiovascular health in the spotlight

Despite significant advances in recent decades to improve cardiovascular care and reduce mortality, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains greater than any other disease. A concerted effort is needed to ensure the voices of stakeholders are heard by policymakers and that cardiovascular health is prioritised accordingly. That is why we have come together just […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada, Latin America and JAPAC & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe