Heart Failure describes the condition in which the heart is unable to pump an adequate supply of blood to the body’s tissues. The main body organs and tissues are therefore deprived from oxygen and nutrients, and, as a result, do not function properly. Heart Failure leads to Oedema, which refers to the build-up of fluids in the tissues.
Heart Failure is a chronic condition with serious consequences. It affects your general well-being including your mental, physical and social status, and its prevalence increases with age. There is no cure for Heart Failure, but a combination of lifestyle changes, medications and sometimes surgery can help in the management and the treatment of this condition.