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Fighting for people with heart failure

My immediate reaction to the diagnosis was to fight, to not give in. Not to let the illness win, but to beat it.

Oberdan is a fighter. That’s why, after he was diagnosed with heart failure, he took action. He wanted to help not just himself. He believed many others in his position needed help, too.

When I was diagnosed with heart failure, I honestly didn’t know what it was, because there isn’t much information on this subject. There really is very little. That’s why I founded AISC (Associazione Italiana Scompensati Cardiaci), an association where I am chairman, to help other patients understand what heart failure is, so that they never reach the stage where they give up. [And] to help them before that happens, through preventive action and by giving them access to as much information as possible.

Oberdan has learned a lot about heart failure. He sticks to a good diet, stays active, and takes everything in stride. Most important, he shares what he has learned with the rest of the world.

Curated Tags

Raising Heart Failure Awareness in Florence

We headed to Florence with our stunning LED heart to raise awareness of heart failure and collect your donated heartbeats. See highlights from the event by watching the video below.

You can also see this video on Youtube

Raising Heart Failure Awareness in Dublin

On European heart failure awareness day in May 2016, Keep It Pumping dropped into a shopping center in Dublin to raise awareness of heart failure. See how the day went by watching the video below.

You can also see this video on Youtube

Keep It Pumping supports American Heart Association walks

Keep It Pumping participated in 6 awareness walks in 2015. See how we provided heart-healthy education materials to all those involved.

Don’t fail your heart

Join us on a video journey about heart failure.

Putting our print on Italy

Keep It Pumping joined a special event in Rome, Italy. We teamed up with local artists to create a fun and innovative symbol of awareness. You can see pictures of the event on the Keep It Pumping Facebook page and watch a video of the event below.

Toy-brick heart stop: Basel

Novartis continued the toy-brick heart project at its campus in Basel for European Heart Failure Awareness Day. The heart sculpture took shape, brick by brick, all for heart failure awareness. Watch the video to learn more!