Statistics

• Around 550,000 people in England have been diagnosed with heart failure by their GP

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• However around 80 per cent of heart failure diagnoses are made in hospital

• People with heart failure are 2-3 times more likely to have a stroke so it is very important that we are diagnosing earler and this could be done by you in your consultation.

In one typical ICB area alone

• Around 136,000 – live with heart and circulatory disease

• Heart and circulatory diseases causes 260 deaths each month

Read on to find out how to spot the symptoms of heart failure and the next step to getting a diagnosis and managment.