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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 about 5 million Americans every year. Although ... 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)  
    ... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Heart Failure Fact Sheet Download this fact sheet [PDF–464K] ... 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. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  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. 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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