The heart failure field is seeing incredible growth in research, which means improved patient care and quality of life. But what exactly does that mean for patients, and why should they be interested? HFSA is excited to give you an inside look at the many aspects of heart failure research during Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024, Heartbeat of Research, on February 11-17, 2024. Here's what you have to look forward to.
Understanding the Data of Heart Failure
Knowing the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with heart failure is vital for not only healthcare providers but for patients as well. The more patients know about their condition, the more of an active role they can play in managing it. We'll share important statistics from HFSA's HF Stats initiative every day to provide essential heart failure data. With the help of experts in the field, we'll delve into how these statistics can influence a patient's treatment plan, taking into account the individual risk factors for a more personalized and effective approach to care.
Clinical Trials: Navigating the Path to Progress
Clinical trials play a pivotal role in advancing heart failure research that leads to the development of innovative treatments and therapies. Have you ever wondered what it's like to participate in one? We'll give you the inside scoop on what it's like to be a patient involved in a clinical trial, as well as spotlight key trials that have revolutionized heart failure care. Understanding the clinical trial process and what to expect when participating ensures patients have everything they need to make an informed decision about their care options.
Heart Failure Research Funding: Investing in Tomorrow's Solutions
Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, but only the 33rd most funded research area by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? The funding behind heart failure research is equally as important as the research itself. That's where the Heart Failure Research Foundation comes in - to address the research funding gap that currently exists. We'll provide insight into what types of groundbreaking studies are being supported by the Heart Failure Research Foundation and what it means for patients to give back to such organizations.
#MyHFStory2024 - Share Your Story
Are you a patient living with heart failure or a caregiver who would like to share your story during Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024? Fill out this form here, or tag us on Facebook or Instagram using #MyHFStory 2024. Your stories are powerful and contribute to raising awareness and fostering support within the heart failure community.
Join us in exploring the statistics, clinical trials, and funding that drive heart failure research during Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024. The significance of these advancements and the role patient involvement plays in a brighter tomorrow for those living with heart failure cannot be understated. See you February 11-17, 2024!
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