Heart failure is a common condition. Approximately 15 million people in Europe and 100 thousand people in Switzerland suffer from it. It is the one cardiovascular condition that grows increasingly year after year. It is the principal cause of hospitalisation among people over 65.
Although it is difficult, that is to say almost impossible to heal a weak heart, it is possible to improve one’s situation. The cause must first be determined before prescribing an appropriate treatment for reducing symptoms, improving the quality of life, increasing life expectancy and reducing hospital admissions.
This film has been made to teach about heart failure, its mechanisms and causes; to point out its symptoms; to present the different therapies; and to indicate good habits and the right attitude to enable you to live with heart failure as long as possible.