In a recent online survey of 1,600 people in the US, 70% had heard of ‪‎heart failure, but two-thirds of those surveyed confused signs of heart failure with those of a heart attack.

Also, 58% thought it was “a natural cause of death that occurs when the heart stops beating” and 46% thought it was “a silent killer with no symptoms.”

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced the results in a press release for the survey it commissioned with support from Novartis Pharmaceuticals