The survival rate for heart failure is worse than breast or prostate cancer.
Heart failure affects 900,000 people in the UK, with 60,000 new cases annually.
Heart failure is a leading cause of hospital admissions in the over 65s.
Projections indicate that hospital admissions for heart failure are set to rise by 50% in the next 25 years.
Twice as many heart failure patients who are not treated on cardiology wards die (14% of all patients, vs 7%).
Men are more likely to have input from a heart failure specialist or cardiologist than women.
1 in 5 patients admitted to hospital with symptoms of heart failure are not seen by a heart specialist.
Up to 40% of people diagnosed with heart failure die within one year.
1 in 3 GPs do not have access to the right diagnostic tests.
Heart failure is 1 of 5 long-term conditions responsible for 75% of unplanned hospital admissions.