Heart failure is a very common condition. It can affect people of any age but the risk increases as we get older.
It occurs when the heart muscle loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply
the body. As a result, the vital organs do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients sufficient
for proper functioning. Mild heart failure may have a minor effect on the patient's
well-being, while moderate to severe heart failure prevents the patient from performing daily
activities and, if left untreated, leads to death.
Patients with heart failure experience a number of symptoms affecting their life, such as fatigue, fluid retention (leg swelling), chest pain, depression and sleeping difficulties. Treatment of heart failure is usually complex and involves the combined care of a hospital consultant and your GP. It is aimed to relieve symptoms thereby improving your quality of life while allowing you to live longer.
Our programme can support you in understanding and managing your symptoms and in case of deterioration we can intervene to prevent the need for more serious escalation or hospital admission.