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It’s Heart Failure Awareness Week

Almost 48,000 people in Scotland are known to be living with heart failure and more people could be undiagnosed.

When someone has heart failure, their heart doesn’t function properly, and it struggles to effectively pump blood around the body. Unlike a heart attack, the damage can’t usually be repaired, and so we describe heart failure as a long-term and incurable health condition.

Common symptoms of heart failure include the 'three Fs’ – fighting for breath, fatigue and fluid retention.

If you are living with heart failure or care for someone who is, check out our booklet on Living with Heart Failure for information and advice.


If you have any questions or worries about your condition, please call our Advice Line on 0808 801 0899. ☎️

People are leaving hospital feeling scared and alone. You can change that.

Your donation can help people do more than just survive – you can help them really live.


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