Heart Failure Fact
Nearly five million Americans are living with congestive heart failure (CHF). While it affects people of all ages, 70% of those who have it are at least 60 years old. CHF is one of the most common reasons why people over age 65 are admitted to the hospital.
But recent studies have shown that people with heart failure who are able to exercise should do so in moderation. One recent study presented in the journal Circulation found that patients in exercise programs reported significant increases in quality of life and decreases in hospital readmission.
Quality of Life
Congestive heart failure can prevent you from living as you want. Find out your personal Quality of Life Measurement to determine the effect of heart failure on your life. MyCHF uses the Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index, Cardiac Version IV, which was specifically developed to measure the impact heart disease is having on your day-to-day life.