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Heart failure means that the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly. It usually occurs because the heart has become too weak or stiff.

Heart failure does not mean your heart has stopped working. It just needs some support to help it work better.

It can occur at any age, but is most common in older people. Heart failure is a long-term condition that tends to get gradually worse over time. It cannot usually be cured, but the symptoms can often be controlled for many years.

Our Heart Function and Failure teams are led by specialist nurses who provide a range of services, including assessment, monitoring and ongoing support. To access this service you’ll need to be referred by a healthcare professional.

A blood pressure machine strapped to a male arm.

Heart Failure

Bristol and South Gloucestershire

A blood pressure machine strapped to a male arm.

Heart Function

North Somerset

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