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.
- 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.
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