Welcome to the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR)

We are pleased to welcome you to our website dedicated to the international promotion of cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. It is the intent of this website to provide a global platform for various international agencies dedicated to cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. On behalf of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) we look forward to providing unparalleled access to leading organizations and related resources for cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

The ICCPR will consider the posting of promotions for education or research services or positions, respectively, if they can prove to be directly related to the aims outlined in the ICCPR Charter. Please click here to download our policy on the subject.

ICCPR is an Associate International Member of the World Heart Federation



ICCPR publishes a paper on ‘Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally‘.

In September 2016, an ICCPR team led by Dr. Abraham Babu published these guidelines, which will help countries across the world lead advocacy campaigns to have cardiac rehabilitation services included as part of their healthcare. Click here for the full version of the article: Click here for supplementary information on 4 advocacy success stories in different regions of the world.

ICCPR publishes guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation in low resource settings.

In May, 2016, a team of researchers led by Dr. Sherry Grace, published these guidelines in the prestigious journal, “Heart”, of BMJ. This statement is endorsed by the leading cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation societies, across the world. Click here for the full version of the article:  (Click here for the official press release)


Dr. Nizal Sarrafzadegan (Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Director of Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute), who is one of our foremost members has been awarded the2016 WHO Prize for Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the EMR



The current endorsing member organizations of the International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) are:


These ICCPR-member associations have a broad support base in their home nation and are recognized leaders in cardiac rehabilitation. Recognizing the value of ICCPR, they provide supplementary support to our Council.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Canadian Association of  Cardiovascular Prevention and  Rehabilitation



These ICCPR-member associations are in good standing on Council

Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association

Brazilian Association of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy and Intensive Care Physiotherapy

China Association of Cardio-pulmonary Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR)

Egypt Health Foundation

Georgian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Iranian Heart Foundation

Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sociedad Mexicana para el CuidadodelCorazón 

New Zealand Cardiovascular Prevention and Secondary Management Working Group 

Working Group on Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology of Polish Cardiac Society

Philippine Heart Association

Singapore Heart Foundation

World Hypertension League



These CR associations are engaged with ICCPR. At this time, they do not have voting rights.

African Heart Network

American Society for Preventive Cardiology

The Brazilian Group of Cardiopulmonary and Metabolic Rehabilitation of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology

Grupo Latinoamericano de Trabajo en Prevencion y Rehabilitacion Cardiaca

National Society for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Rehabilitation (India)

Nigerian Heart Foundation

The Saudi Group for CardioVascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Sociedad Cubana de Cardiología

Russian National Medical Society for Preventive Cardiology

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Association Francophone pour la Prevention et la Réadaptation Cardiovasculaire

Heart Friends Around the World

South African Sports Medicine Association



Funding for the original projects was provided to Drs. Warburton, Bredin, Grace, and colleagues from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.