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Heart failure: why shortness of breath can be a worrying sign

2022-09-22T14:39:37.461Z

Shortness of breath, swollen feet… these symptoms are often overlooked or blamed on old age, when early detection can prevent repeated hospitalizations.



Heart failure.

What if your heart was trying to tell you something?

“: this is the slogan of the awareness campaign that the Health Insurance is about to launch on September 25th.

For a little over a month, television, radio and the press will broadcast information on this still poorly understood disease which causes approximately 73,000 deaths (twice as many as cancers!) and 165,000 hospitalizations each year in France.

A balance sheet which will undoubtedly increase in the future, since the number of new cases of heart failure has increased by 25% over the past four years, in particular due to the aging of the population.

In total, no less than 1.5 million people live with this pathology in France.

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We speak of heart failure when the heart is no longer capable of normally ensuring its role of propelling blood in the body

", explains Professor Christophe Leclercq, vice-president of the French Society of Cardiology.

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Source: lefigaro

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