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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart.

The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes

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  1. Heart Failure (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped ... Tiredness and shortness of breath Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and ...
  2. Congestive Heart Failure Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Congestive Heart Failure Introduction Congestive heart failure is a common condition that affects millions of people. Although it is more ... arteries. These arteries branch off from the aorta. Heart Failure Heart failure is a condition where the heart ...
  3. CHF; Congestive heart failure; Left-sided heart failure; Right-sided heart failure - Cor pulmonale; Cardiomyopathy - heart failure ... Heart failure is often a long-term (chronic) condition, but it may come on suddenly. It can be ...
  4. Heart Failure (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... High Blood Pressure Salt Cholesterol Million Hearts® WISEWOMAN Heart Failure Fact Sheet Share Compartir Download this fact sheet [ ... not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Heart Failure in the United States About 5.1 million ...
  5. ... Brief Number 108, October 2012 Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure: United States, 2000–2010 On This Page Key ... number and age distribution of patients hospitalized for CHF change from 2000 to 2010? In 2000 and ...
  6. Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure (American Heart Association)  
    Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure Updated:Sep 20,2012 All of us lose some blood-pumping ability in our hearts as we age, but heart ... increases your risk. Conditions that may lead to heart failure Coronary artery disease When cholesterol and fatty deposits ...
  7. Common Tests for Heart Failure (American Heart Association)  
    Common Tests for Heart Failure Updated:Apr 15,2013 To determine whether you have heart failure, your healthcare team may do some or all ... these diagnostic tests and procedures. Common tests for heart failure Physical examination How it's done: You'll be ...
  8. Heart Failure: Unique to Older Adults (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
    Heart Failure Unique to Older Adults This section provides information to help older adults and their caregivers consider ... or maintain quality of life. Urinary Incontinence and Heart Failure If you have heart failure, you may experience ...
  9. Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement (American Heart Association)  
    Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement Updated:Aug 4,2014 The ejection fraction (EF) is an important measurement in determining how well your ... content was last reviewed on 07/09/2013. Heart Failure News Read the latest heart failure related news. ...
  10. Your Heart Failure Healthcare Team (American Heart Association)  
    Your Heart Failure Healthcare Team Updated:Sep 20,2012 Patients with heart failure may work with multiple healthcare professionals. It's ... content was last reviewed on 08/20/2012." Heart Failure News Read the latest heart failure related news. ...
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