Heart failure, as the almost 6 million Americans with it know, doesn’t mean “failure.” It doesn’t mean “stopped.”
If you have the condition, it may mean a new lifestyle and a new way of thinking. It means living with a serious, chronic disease.
The important word there: living.
“First of all, heart failure is an unfortunate and inaccurate term,” says Lynne Warner Stevenson, the director of the cardiomyopathy and heart failure program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It usually means that the...