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A new emphasis in Canada on Heart Failure

Canada’s first and only patient-led Heart Failure (HF) organisation has created a special patient and caregiver charter to help create awareness with Canadians in general and coordinate healthcare services for HF across the country. The hope is to build national standards through advocacy and education programs for those with or at risk of Heart Failure. HF is a common, chronic heart disease on the rise in Canada, with more than 600,000 Canadians living with HF. Each year, 92,900 Canadians are newly diagnosed – a diagnosis that changes a person’s life forever. People living with HF experience an emotional and physical burden with the disease. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and swelling of the ankles and feet. People living with HF experience changes to their lifestyle, may be unable to do all the things they used to and may need to rely more on others. Patients and

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