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Heart failure: how to spot the signs and improve patients’ quality of life

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

While heart failure cannot be cured, symptoms can be controlled for many years

  • With heart failure on the increase, overstretched specialist heart failure teams are turning to other healthcare staff to help provide care and support
  • The condition affects about 900,000 people in the UK, a number likely to rise due to an ageing population
  • Nurses can support patients by being alert to the symptoms and signs of heart failure, offering advice on treatment options and lifestyle adjustments, and referring to specialist services

Heart failure is on the increase – in fact, it is the only cardiovascular condition that is.

That means specialist heart failure teams are under huge

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