This animation explains what heart failure is, including its causes and symptoms, and shows the impact that heart failure can have on a person’s life.
In August 2015, at age 23, Garik Aleksandryan had his first heart attack. Doctors in the ER he went to were baffled—he seemed like a normal, healthy young guy.
The heart is designed as a muscular pump to push blood around the body. Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood to match what the body needs.