In this section you can find out about the experience of heart failure by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers initially travelled all around the UK to talk to 40 people in their own homes. Analysis of 7 new interviews was added in 2014 to help keep the site up to date. In 2016 a further 16 new interviews were added as part of wider project about monitoring of long term conditions. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, treatments, monitoring and impact on lifestyle. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
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This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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British Heart Foundation
The 16 new interviews added in 2016 were part of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (Reference: RP-PG-1210-12012).
Publication date: February 2004
Last updated: April 2016
Review date: April 2018