Nearly 5 million Americans are affected by heart failure. That’s a fact. Award-winning actor Hector Elizondo is helping raise awareness of heart failure symptoms and reduce the number of Americans affected by the disease in an awareness campaign called Failure Is NOT An Option, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The campaign is designed to combat the increasing epidemic of heart failure.
The campaign was developed for patients, their families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. The program encourages prevention and early recognition of heart failure symptoms as well as discussion between patients and healthcare professionals about risk factors and earlier and more aggressive disease management and treatment options.