If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, you’re not alone. Approximately 23 million people worldwide are afflicted with congestive heart failure and two million new cases are diagnosed each year.

While heart failure is a complex and serious disorder, there are a number of effective treatments for controlling and even slowing the progression of the disease—from exercise programs and drug treatments, to medical devices and surgery. Please consult your physician for specific treatment options that may be appropriate for you.

If you suspect you might have heart failure, consult your physician right away. It is important that heart failure is diagnosed early and treated properly to reduce the risk of hospitalization and complications.

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There are several organizations and websites that offer information on heart failure. Click here for links to some of these organizations.