Did you know there are about 900,000 people living in the UK with heart failure? There are about 60,000 new cases diagnosed every year – that’s about 165 people diagnosed every single day!
Heart failure is caused by the heart not working efficiently enough to pump blood around the body, meaning our tissues don’t get the vital oxygen and nutrients they need to survive. It can have a range of causes from heart attacks, lung conditions, chemotherapy and recreational drug use.
As heart failure is on the rise and our population is living longer, it is important that care providers are aware of heart failure and how best to provide for the individuals they support.
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