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Heart failure: these four signs that should alert

2021-09-14T11:37:16.198Z

OUR HEALTH ADVICE - Less well-known than heart attacks and strokes, heart failure is a serious syndrome that is fairly common and you have to know how to detect it as early as possible.



It is a discreet disease that eats away a little more than 2% of adults in France, and even 10 to 15% of over 80s, or more than a million people, according to Public Health France. The equivalent of 13 packed stadiums in France! Despite this, heart failure is still poorly understood. As proof: its warning signs are sometimes mistaken for chronic bronchitis or blamed on old age, thus delaying the diagnosis by several months, or even years.

Le Figaro

takes stock of the causes of heart failure and its warning signs that should absolutely not be missed.

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Heart failure is not a disease, it is a dysfunction,

" said Professor Nicolas Lamblin from the outset, head of the Emergency Department and Cardiology Intensive Care at the Lille University Hospital.

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This corresponds to all the situations where the heart muscle is no longer able to perform its role of pump, and therefore to supply the body correctly with

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Source: lefigaro

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