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Heart failure not a death sentence

Patients can still live long, healthy lives with medication, lifestyle changes and proper symptom management

When I saw Mr Bernard Lim (not his real name) in May this year, he was walking very slowly and looked extremely fatigued.

He experienced shortness of breath and had to pause to catch his breath a few times throughout our conversation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2020, with the headline 'Heart failure not a death sentence'. Print Edition | Subscribe