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2 in 5 people in the United States have heart failure or know someone who does.

However, too many don’t know what heart failure is, even though they might be at risk or already have the condition.


What is heart failure?

Illustration of anatomical heart and checklist of symptoms that DO and DO NOT qualify as symptoms of heart failure.

What are some symptoms of Heart Failure?

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath (even while resting)
  • Rapid heartbeat (even while resting)
  • Severe or mild chest pain
  • Swelling in legs, ankles or feet
Illustration of man sitting in a chair. He uses one hand to brace himself. The other covers his heart. Concentric red circles around the heart show it’s in a state of failure, even though he’s resting.


 
Illustration of three individuals of different ages, ethnicities and genders.
The many (familiar) faces of heart failure

There is not a single face of heart failure. It affects people of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities and health. Look around your workplace, your school, your neighborhood and even your own home.

Anyone can experience heart failure, but some people are at greater risk than others.

Only 1 in 3 men recognize they are at greater risk of heart failure. Illustration of Caucasian man with one hand in his jeans pocket.
Only 12% of women recognize pregnancy would put them at higher risk for heart failure. Illustration of woman, possibly Caucasian or Latinx. Her hands frame her belly to show she is pregnant.
African Americans are two times as likely to be affected by heart failure as the general population. Illustration of African-American man. His hands rest on his hips.
Hispanics are 1.5 times as likely to be affected by heart failure as the general population. Illustration of Hispanic man. He raises one hand in a gesture of greeting.

Take Your Risk Seriously

65% of people say they wish they knew more about heart failure,

but

only 21% feel concern over their personal risk … even after identifying their specific age, gender and/or race as “at risk” for heart failure.


 

Illustration of a clipboard and chart with lines to signify printed information. A magnifying glass highlights one of the sections of the chart.
Illustration of African-American female primary care doctor. She wears a stethoscope and raises a hand in a gesture of greeting.

If you have any of the symptoms of heart failure, start by talking to your primary care doctor.

With proper treatment, people with heart failure can go on to live full and enjoyable lives.1




Understand How Heart Failure Affects Different Communities



 

View survey methodology and key findings here.

Sources

Data collected in a nationwide survey of 3,000 repondents ages 18+ and representative of national census demographics. Full survey data on file at Abbott.

1. Mehra MR, Uriel N, Naka Y, et al. A fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device — final report. N Engl J Med. April 25, 2019;380(17):1618-1627. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1900486.

 

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