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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. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options Updated:May 14,2013 Understanding the Medical Situation Having advanced heart failure does not ... need in the future. Treatment Options for Advanced Heart Failure Major Interventions Open-heart surgery: For patients with ...
  9. Heart Failure NIHSeniorHealth (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... version of this page please turn Javascript on. Heart Failure What is Heart Failure? In heart failure, the heart cannot pump enough ... failure often experience tiredness and shortness of breath. Heart Failure is Serious Heart failure is a serious and ...
  10. ... Brief Number 108, October 2012 Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure: United States, 2000–2010 On This Page Key ... Discharge Survey, 2000–2010. Did trends in congestive heart failure hospitalization rates differ for males and females from ...
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