Heart Failure Awareness Days01.05.2023
Heart failure is a disease in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to fully oxygenate the entire body. The disease has acute and chronic forms. Often, chronic heart failure (CHF) occurs as a result of other diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart defects, coronary heart disease.
With heart failure, the heart does not stop beating, it continues to work. However, the patient's condition may worsen if the disease is not treated. Therefore, early diagnosis and selection of the right treatment is important.
Early symptoms of the disease include the appearance of shortness of breath, severe fatigue, swelling of the lower extremities or abdominal cavity, chest pain. CHF is often manifested in patients over 65 years of age. But, according to the statistics of the last few years, the disease develops in young people. Therefore, it is important to undergo timely medical examinations, give up bad habits and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annually devotes one week of May to events to raise public awareness of the importance of early detection of heart failure symptoms. This year, the campaign runs from 1 to 7 May, and the Heart Center also actively participates in this initiative to disseminate information on the prevention and treatment of CHF among our citizens.
More information about heart failure, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the disease is available at the link Handbook for patients with heart failure