Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood around the body effectively. It does not mean the heart is about to stop, but rather, if left untreated, the heart muscle would continue to weaken. It is one of the most common heart problems in the UK.
There are different types of heart failure. It is important that your healthcare team find out what type of heart failure you have, as it will affect what treatments you will be offered.
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