What Is Heart Failure – And Would You Recognize It?

Thursday, February 18, 2021

When it comes to heart health, we don’t usually hear a lot about heart failure. But while the condition is less known than others like heart attack, it affects millions of Americans.

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5 million American adults have heart failure—and despite its large impact, it’s often misunderstood or overlooked entirely.

As we mark Heart Failure Awareness Week, let’s take a few minutes to talk through the basics of heart failure, including the symptoms to watch for.