About heart failure
Heart failure (sometimes shortened to HF) is a condition where your heart is unable to pump blood around the body as well as it should.
Heart failure can be caused by a number of different problems with the heart, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or problems with the heart’s valves. The symptoms of heart failure may include breathlessness (either during exercise or at rest), ankle swelling or fatigue.
Although there is no cure for heart failure, there are ways to help your heart work more effectively, including lifestyle changes and medicines.