February is American Heart Month, and many people may be aware of events such as Go Red for Women, but did you know that heart failure has its own awareness week this month? February 10th-16th is National Heart Failure Awareness Week, organized by the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).
National Heart Failure Awareness Week is a great opportunity for people who are living with heart failure to help their loved ones better understand their condition. CONNECT-HF has several resources available, including an explanation of heart failure and Healthy Living Tips. The HFSA also has tools available to download, including learning modules that patients and their caregivers can take together, and an app designed to help patients track their symptoms vital signs and medications.
“Heart failure is an important health issue throughout the year, but we are happy to be a part of helping to promote awareness of this disease through National Heart Failure Awareness Week,” said Dr. Adam DeVore, principal investigator for CONNECT-HF. “We hope our participants share their experiences and resources with friends and family to help others better understand what it is like to live with heart failure.”
In addition to the tools available, HFSA is also sponsoring several national webinars for patients and caregivers during Heart Failure Awareness Week. To learn more about the webinars, go to https://www.hfsa.org/hfweek2019/ and scroll down to see the national webinar options.