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This growing and silent epidemic touches almost half of Canadians

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are living with heart failure.

It’s a complicated, fatal and misunderstood condition. Almost everyone with heart disease will eventually experience heart failure. It leaves patients and their families exhausted and overwhelmed, and puts serious strain on our healthcare system.

There is no cure for heart failure. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, half of heart failure patients will die within five years, and most will die within 10 years.

Despite progress in care and some promising research on the horizon, we have a long way to go to improve the outlook for heart failure patients.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 10:47 am and is filed under Publisher's Page.