Tuesday, 14 June 2022

What is Heart Failure

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What is Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly. It usually occurs because the heart has become too weak or stiff.

Heart failure does not mean your heart has stopped working. It just needs some support to help it work better.

It can occur at any age, but is most common in older people.

Heart failure is a long-term condition which cannot usually be cured, but the symptoms can often be controlled for many years.

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More about heart failure

What support is available?

In this section you will find both local and global support connections to help you manage and understand your condition; for both physical or emotional wellbeing.

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Pumping Marvellous

We are the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the UK’s heart failure patient-led charity.

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Aintree Heart Failure Passport app

Educational app, used to provide guidance to patients on Heart Failure (HF). Available on App Store and Play Store.

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British Heart Foundation

For further information on coronavirus and how it can affect people with heart conditions please consult the British Heart Foundation website.

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Health and Care Video Library

We provide clinicians, patients, their families and carers with easily understandable information in an easily accessible way.

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ORCHA mobile apps

ORCHA is a health app evaluation and advisor organisation. It can help you find mobile apps to assist you in learning more about heart failure. Tap on the image below to go the the app directory

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What support is available?

In this section you will find both local and global support connections to help you manage and understand your condition; for both physical or emotional wellbeing.

Local support

Citizens Advice Bureau Referrals

Advice services available through Citizen Advice Bureau digital and telephone channels.

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Talk Liverpool

It is common for your psychological wellbeing to be impacted by Heart Failure. Many people find additional support managing their wellbeing helps them keep well for longer.

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Telehealth

Health Technology (or Telehealth) is a way of using technology to monitor your own health, with the support of health professionals.

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National support

British Heart Foundation

List of support groups from the British Heart Foundation

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Heart Failure Matters

Practical infromation for patients, families and caregivers.

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NHS

Advice from the NHS on living with Heart Failure

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Cardiomyopathy

List of useful organisations from Cardiomyopathy

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Healthtalk.org

Personal experiences of people using support groups and how they have helped

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Pumping Marvellous

Link to the Pumping Marvellous Heart Failure Charity Website./p>

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Useful videos

Tap on the videos below to learn more about Heart Failure. You can find more videos about heart problems in the Health and Care Videos Library

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Living healthy with heart failure

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How to manage your heart failure at home

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Published on Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:29:47 GMT
Modified on Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:20:58 GMT



Dr Sankaranarayanan from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Published on Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:42:37 GMT
Modified on Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:20:15 GMT