When people are diagnosed with HF, it's normal for them to feel confused or scared. But, despite its name, HF doesn't mean the heart has failed altogether.
To put it simply, HF means the heart isn't pumping blood as well as it once did. It's no longer delivering all the blood and oxygen that the body and its organs need to work normally. This, in turn, can make some physical activities more challenging for you, even everyday things you used to do without a second thought.