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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. 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 ...
  3. Heart Failure (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... High Blood Pressure Salt Cholesterol Million Hearts® WISEWOMAN Heart Failure Fact Sheet Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir ... not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Heart Failure in the United States About 5.1 million ...
  4. Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure (American Heart Association)  
    Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure Updated:Apr 23,2015 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement (American Heart Association)  
    Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Measurement Updated:Apr 28,2015 The ejection fraction (EF) is an important measurement in determining how well your ... was last reviewed on 04/06/2015. Downloadable Heart Failure Resources What is Heart Failure? (PDF) How Can ...
  8. Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options Updated:Mar 24,2015 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. ... 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 ...
  10. Classes of Heart Failure (American Heart Association)  
    ... Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Classes of Heart Failure Updated:Apr 23,2015 Doctors usually classify patients' ... content was last reviewed on 04/06/2015. Heart Failure Questions to Ask Your Doctor Use these questions ...
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