What is CHF?
Congestive heart failure, also known simply as heart failure or HF, happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating.
With your donation, PUMP STRONG can start the path to hope with the construction of our website along with outreach to local hospitals looking for their support to continue our growth and cause. Pump Strong is a non-profit organization.
How To Help
The PUMP STRONG CHARITY would like to create an opportunity to beat the likelihood of death, severe symptoms and depression and give hope to patients through awareness, understanding, knowledge, improving outlooks, education, disability benefits, healthy meal plans, goal setting, pharmaceutical coupons/discount programs, counseling, support, public forums, access to local CHF health professionals, and of course, donations to Heart Associations specializing in a cure for CHF.
Join Our Community
It's quick and free! Nothing like PUMP STRONG is out there for patients to turn to when being first diagnosed or for patients who have been living with it for years. Let’s be a part of the first to create this platform to start changing people’s lives one heart at a time!
- Online Community
- Share Your Story
- Ask Questions
- Hospital Search
- Counselor Search (coming soon)
- Meal Plan Ideas (coming Soon)
My name is Jon Sternfels and I was first diagnosed with CHF at 39 years of age. I developed the disease from a virus caught while dealing with the flu/pneumonia. At first, before I was diagnosed, I was ignoring the signs and symptoms of CHF. I was out of breath constantly doing small tasks and gaining an unusual amount of weight even though my appetite was missing.
I was also having trouble breathing and sleeping thru the night with rapid heart rate increases, all of which I chalked up to being out of shape, as I had taken some time away recently from working out, stress/anxiety and having the flu/pneumonia consecutive weeks in a row.
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