Being diagnosed with heart failure can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.
The patient, a retired 65-year-old nurse, was diagnosed with angina in 1984 and retired from nursing on health grounds in 1986. In 1995-96 she noticed breathlessness and was later diagnosed with heart failure.
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Last reviewed: October 2016