Article posted on May 1, 2024

Heart Failure Awareness Week

Heart Failure Awareness Week May 5-11, 2024

 

Heart failure is one of the fastest growing cardiovascular conditions in the world.

 

Heart failure is on the rise as more people survive heart attacks and other acute heart conditions. As people with damaged hearts are living longer, they become more susceptible to heart failure. 

 

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Blood often backs up and causes fluid to build up in the lungs and in the legs. The fluid buildup can cause shortness of breath and swelling of the legs and feet.

 

It is estimated that nearly 100,000 Canadians will be diagnosed this year with heart failure, with the already growing 800,000 Canadians living with this condition.

 

Heart failure is a serious condition. There is no cure; however, with lifestyle changes and treatment options, you can manage your condition very well. Many patients can lead a full and normal life. 

 

The Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS) along with partner organizations is hosting their 6th annual national Heart Failure Awareness Week campaign taking place May 5-11, 2024.

 

The goal of Heart Failure Awareness Week is to raise awareness, increase public knowledge, and provide a better understanding about this chronic condition.

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the CHFS Heart Failure Awareness Week Poster

 

Please click here for the CHFS Heart Failure Awareness Week Information Sheet. 

 

If you would like to learn more about heart failure, please register for the upcoming Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024 Webinar: It's Not Normal to be Breathless presented by the Heart and Stroke and Heartlife Foundation on May 7, 2024 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Click here for Webinar Registration - Zoom.

 

 

References

Canadian Heart Failure Society. Retrieved from: Heart failure | Canadian Heart Failure Society

Heart and Stroke Foundation. Retrieved from: Heart failure | Heart and Stroke Foundation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2024


Calgary, Alberta, Canada