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Heart Failure

Our Challenge

There are approximately 90,000 British Columbians diagnosed with heart failure. Tragically, it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and it costs the health care system more than $500 million annually.

Heart failure is a condition that usually happens over a period of time. It causes the heart muscle to weaken and not pump well, resulting in poor blood circulation to tissues and organs.

Symptoms include: 

  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of hands and lower legs
  • irregular heart beat


Learn more about how the BC Heart Failure Network can support your efforts to improve care for this condition.

At a Glance

Key Contact

Bruce Hobson
Clinical Lead