Heart failure is a worrying condition in any individual, and particularly so when the person with heart failure is elderly.
A cardiovascular condition, heart failure, or HF, occurs when a person’s heart is not able to pump an adequate supply of blood through their body. The condition develops over time. As the heart gets weaker, either it cannot fill with enough blood or it cannot pump with adequate force.
Although heart failure sounds terrifying, the condition does not mean that the person’s heart has stopped. Rather, it is not working as well as it should. Because of this, heart failure in the elderly should be managed with cardiac rehabilitation to make sure that the person with the condition is as comfortable and as healthy as possible.