It’s affecting more and more Canadians, and we need to find a cure.
Heart failure means the heart muscle is damaged or weakened, unable to pump blood efficiently. It is the end result of all cardiac disease. Because more Canadians are surviving heart attacks and other disease, more are developing heart failure.
It’s a complicated, fatal and misunderstood condition.
With improved diagnostics and better medical management, heart failure patients are living longer with their damaged hearts – but not without challenges.
The images below show the reality of heart failure to patients, their families and our healthcare system.
Learn more about heart failure.