If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, you are among approximately 5.1 million Americans who are living with the disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart failure can affect patients of all ages, from newborn infants to the very elderly. Experts predict that the number of people living with heart failure will increase as the U.S. population becomes older. According to the American Heart Association, the number of people with heart failure in the United States could climb by 46 percent by 2030.
You may have been diagnosed with heart failure, or be the caregiver for someone who has been diagnosed with the condition. In either case, this website can provide you with information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. It can also provide you with a starting point for thinking about how careful management of the disease can allow for the best possible quality of life and longevity.