Understand Heart Failure
At a glance, the term heart failure may be confusing. If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, it doesn’t mean that that your heart has stopped beating. Rather, heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart muscle is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of your body. With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, patients can live with heart failure for many years. While heart failure can be a chronic issue, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease to allow the best possible quality of life.