Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart is not able to pump blood and nutrients effectively through the heart and body, leading to various symptoms over time.
7 Myths about Heart Disease
In the US and Europe, cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke combined) is the leading cause of death. In Singapore, it is the second leading.
Approximately 2000 people in Singapore suffer a heart attack each year. Furthermore, heart disease is occurring at a younger age. Some as young as 40.
What treatments for heart failure are least invasive?
Options to manage heart failure include medications, VAD implantations, heart bypass surgery, heart valve surgery or heart transplant.
When do swollen ankles and feet signify a heart valve problem?
Swollen feet and swollen ankles could be a sign of heart valve disease as the blood flow through the heart to the body is inhibited, leading to fluid build-up.