Rapid heart rate

When you have heart failure, your heart tries to compensate for its lack of pumping power by beating faster (tachycardia) to keep up the same flow of blood around your body. This increased heart rate may sometimes be irregular and cause palpitations, which feel like your heart is racing or throbbing. You should discuss palpitations with your doctor or nurse.

Animation

 Animation explaining how the heart and body adapt in heart failure

 

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AN ANIMATED JOURNEY THROUGH HEART FAILURE

A series of 9 simple, captivating animations explaining heart failure and its treatment.

These narrated animations explain how a healthy heart works, what happens to it in heart failure and how various treatments work to improve your health.

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