Heart Failure Awareness Week – Wednesday
Today is Valentine’s Day and we just had a great time participating in a Twitter Chat (#HFChat2018) hosted by the HFSA and alongside the AAHFN and Mended Hearts.
For those of you who weren’t able to watch the Chat live, below is the complete transcript. Do you have any additional questions that you need answered? Please leave your questions in the comments below and we’ll be sure to get back to you.
Thank you, HFSA, for the opportunity to spread knowledge about heart failure!
Twitter Chat transcript for #HFChat2018
Welcome to #HFChat2018! Follow the hashtag to join the conversation. We kindly ask our participants to introduce themselves.
Q1/A1: # is a progressive condition in which the heart’s muscle gets injured from something like a heart attack or high blood pressure and gradually loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. #
Q1/A3: # directly accounts for about 8.5% of all heart disease deaths in the United States. And, by some estimates heart failure actually contributes to about 36% of all cardiovascular disease deaths. #
Q1/A2: When your heart become stiff and does not easily fill up with blood, it is called diastolic heart failure #
Q1/A3: A major health issue among Americans, chronic heart failure touches many lives. NIH reports that 5.8 million Americans have heart failure #
Q1/A4: HF was a contributing cause in one of nine deaths in 2009. Nearly 1 million Americans are hospitalized each year with chronic heart failure #
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