Patient FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is heart failure the same as a heart attack?

No. A heart attack occurs (usually quickly) when the artery that supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked (by a clot or plaque) and prevents fresh blood from reaching and refreshing the heart. After a heart attack, the affected part may be permanently damaged. Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot circulate enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure may take years to develop, and is often a consequence of one or more heart attacks that have left the heart muscle scarred and damaged.

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