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© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What You Should Know About Heart Failure presented by [insert speaker name] as a service of [insert institution name]
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What is Heart Failure? Heart failure is NOT a heart attack Heart failure means the heart is: Weakened Cannot pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Heart Failure Does NOT Mean... Your heart has stopped working Your heart is about to stop working You have had a heart attack
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. How Does Heart Failure Affect the Body? Not enough blood circulates Fluid builds up, creating congestion
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. How Many People Have Heart Failure? Heart failure is very common Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans An estimated 400,000 to 700,000 new cases are diagnosed each year
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What Causes Heart Failure? Heart failure results after injury to the heart. Risk factors include: High blood pressure Heart attack High cholesterol Damage to heart valves Diabetes Obesity Advancing age
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What Are The Symptoms of Heart Failure? Think FACES... F atigue A ctivities limited C hest congestion E dema or ankle swelling S hortness of breath
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. How Do I Know If I Have Heart Failure ? Your doctor will probably run these tests: Echocardiogram (“echo”) Electrocardiogram (“EKG” or “ECG”) Chest X-ray
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What Does “Ejection Fraction” Mean? “Ejection Fraction” refers to the fraction of blood the heart pumps out with each beat. Healthy heart = 60% or more Heart failure = 40% or less
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Is There a Cure For Heart Failure? No, currently there is not a cure BUT, early diagnosis and proper treatment can: - Slow the progression of disease - Keep you out of the hospital - Save your life!
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. What Are The Treatments for Heart Failure? Experts recommend: Diuretics - help control symptoms Digoxin - helps control symptoms ACE Inhibitors - can slow disease progression Beta Blockers - can slow disease progression This combination of medications has been proven to save lives and keep people out of the hospital.
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Medicines to Control Symptoms... Diuretics or “water pills”: decrease fluid retention and reduce swelling Digoxin: improves blood circulation
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Medicines That Save Lives... ACE Inhibitors: dilate or widen blood vessels, increase blood flow Beta blockers: help strengthen the heart’s pumping ability, block the body’s response to substances which can damage the heart
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. Can a Person Live with Heart Failure? YES! See your physician regularly Limit your salt intake Weigh yourself each day - Contact your healthcare provider if your weight changes more than 2-3 pounds in one day Take your medications Exercise at levels recommended by your physician
© 2008 Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. For More Information About Heart Failure, Contact … The Heart Failure Society of America via their web sites: Individuals – Professionals –
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