Heart Failure Resources

Signs & Symptoms of Heart Failure  

 

 



 

HEART FAILURE TOOLKIT 

 

 



Heart Failure Community Calls on Government to Prioritise ‘Forgotten’ Illness Which Will Affect 1 in 5 People in Ireland

New report finds treatment of Heart Failure is no longer a lost cause and recommends a framework to improve lives of 90,000 affected - Click here for full report here

  • Heart Failure is a serious, but forgotten, chronic condition which carries a huge cost of €660 million per year to Irish society1
  • 10,000 people are newly diagnosed in Ireland per year2 and globally, the number of Heart Failure cases is expected to rise by 25% by 20303
  • Heart Failure has worse prognosis than the most common forms of cancer4
  • Heart Failure is the leading cause of hospitalisations in Ireland1 yet just 7% of people in Ireland can identify symptoms of Heart Failure5  

 

 


 

HEART FAILURE: Causes, Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms

This booklet will help you, your family and your caregivers to understand heart failure. It explains the causes of heart failure, how it is diagnosed, and the signs and symptoms.

Booklet one describes many of the common symptoms of heart failure. These include sudden weight gain, shortness of breath, cough, swollen ankles, loss of appetite and tiredness. This booklet will help you to manage your symptoms and understand your heart medication.

  


There are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms. This booklet explains how healthy lifestyle choices can help you feel better and lead a fuller life.


There are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms. This booklet explains how healthy lifestyle choices can help you feel better and lead a fuller life.


 

 

 

 

Croí

Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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