Chronic Heart Failure

What is Chronic Heart Failure?

The National Heart Foundation of Australia describes chronic heart failure as a "life-threatening condition that affects around 300,000 Australians and kills more than 2,500 each year. Like other chronic diseases (such as diabetes and asthma), chronic heart failure is a condition that will be with you for life, and it presents daily challenges. While it can be very serious and difficult to manage, the good news is that you can control the symptoms of heart failure, avoid unnecessary hospital visits and live a long, healthy life by taking charge of your condition and working in partnership with your healthcare team."

You can download a copy of the Heart Foundation's Guidelines to Living Well with Chronic Heart Failure and visit the Heart Foundation for more information.