Umberto I Hospital in Rome – Copyright by Ansa / Angelo Carconi
The tour of Italy starts from Rome to save the heart. Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 September, from 10 to 12 will be held in Montecitorio square the first of the heart failure awareness days, the most common cause of hospitalization among the over 65s.
Heart failure involves the inability of the heart to perform its normal pump function and to ensure the correct blood supply to all organs. Among the most common symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, weakness, swelling, loss of appetite, confusion, memory impairment. Nevertheless, there is still a lot to do in terms of awareness among the population.
During the initiative, information will be given on this pathology, on how it can be prevented and treated but not only: whoever wants to can carry out preliminary tests and receive a free visit. To this end will be present un camper used as an outpatient clinic with a doctor and a nurse on board. The event is sponsored by the Italian Cardiac Compensation Association (AISC), with the support of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
In Italy, one million people live with heart failure, over 14 million across Europe. More information, also on the next steps, on www.associazioneaisc.org.