- Record numbers of people are reporting to hospital with heart failure
- Number of people diagnosed in England have increased by 9,000
- Heart failure is where the heart struggles to pump blood around the body
- It is often caused by a heart attack, when the heart muscles are damaged
Record numbers of people are reporting to hospital with heart failure, according to alarming NHS statistics. Hospitals have seen visits by patients with heart failure increase by more than a third in the last decade, the figures reveal. And the number of people diagnosed with the condition in England have increased by 9,000 in the last 12 months alone, according to GP lists.
Experts today warn that the unexpected growth in the problem demands radical new treatments. Heart failure is a debilitating and incurable condition, in which the heart struggles to pump blood properly around the body.
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