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What is heart failure?

Heart failure is a long-term condition in which the heart muscle can’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood to meet your body’s needs. Signs and symptoms of heart failure can include:

  • Swelling of the feet, ankles and legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling overly tired

NYHA Classes of heart failure

Heart failure is a progressive condition, which means the heart gets weaker over time. It’s often called a “silent progression” because you may not notice the signs of worsening disease. The classes of heart failure are:

Class I

Class 1

No symptoms or limitations to physical activity.

Class II

Class 2

Slight limitations of physical activity. Comfortable at rest. Ordinary physical activity results in feeling tired and having shortness of breath.

Class III

Class 3

Significant limitations such as shortness of breath and exhaustion from walking in even mild physical activity. Comfortable only at rest.

Class IV

Class 4

Unable to carry on any physical activity without discomfort. Tired and short of breath even at rest.

Stay ahead of your heart failure progression

There’s a way for your healthcare provider to identify the silent symptoms of advancing heart failure and take steps to manage it before it gets worse. As a result, you can live your best life and reduce your chances of being hospitalized for heart failure.

When you visit a heart failure clinic, you will be evaluated, and your care team will help determine your treatment path.

  • Check your symptoms and see why early treatment is your best option.

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