What is heart failure?
For many people surviving a heart attack is just the beginning of a fight that will last the rest of their life.
When you have a heart attack, your heart will suffer damage that can never be repaired. This can lead to heart failure.
When you have heart failure, your heart cannot pump blood around your body as well as it used to which means the oxygen in your blood cannot reach the parts of your body where it's needed. In severe cases this can leave you disabled and gasping for breath.
Every year, thousands more families have to watch the people they love struggle with these distressing symptoms.
But we're fighting back against heart failure.
Through our groundbreaking research
, we intend to end this suffering, forever.
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and help our scientists end the suffering caused by heart failure.
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